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  • Summary: Murder inside the White House! Who did it -- and why? That's what a hardnosed D.C. homicide cop (Snipes) and hair-triggered Secret Service agent (Lane) uncover in this mystery packed with suspects, cover-ups, covert agents, daring action and an overseas crisis that could blow at any instant. (Warner Bros.) Expand
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
  1. The story, serviceable though it is, still shatters like eggshells under even the lightest scrutiny, and the dialogue is often stale beyond belief.
  2. 63
    A lot of Murder at 1600 is well -done. Characters are introduced vividly,; there's a sense of realism in the White House scenes, and some of the dialogue by Wayne Beach and David Hodgin hits a nice ironic note. But then the movie kicks into auto - pilot. The last third of the film is a ready-made action movie plug-in.
  3. Reviewed by: Tom Meek
    60
    Director Dwight Little does a solid job to keep things credible and moving, while the script makes an earnest effort to hide the true villain until the climax.
  4. 50
    It desperately wants to be a paranoid political thriller, but this cobbled-together collection of corruption-on-Capitol Hill and cop movie cliches is so implausible that it's hard to care about any of the conspiratorial cover-ups and counter cover-ups.
  5. Wesley Snipes is terrific as the hero.
  6. By the time you get to the end of the movie and our heroes and Regis' cop buddy Dennis Miller must sprint through a series of tunnels beneath the White House racing against evil to save the presidency, if your credulity hasn't been tested you'll probably find your heart racing pleasantly.
  7. Reviewed by: John Krewson
    20
    By violating the law of show-don't-tell, the already shaky Murder At 1600 is lost beyond hope of redemption.

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  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Apr 20, 2014
    6
    Murder at 1600 may involve the White House (which usually produces some very effective political thrillers), but don't be fooled; this is just some very good-looking trash with some stars to glamorize it even more. And yet just the same, it's mildly entertaining. Expand

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