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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.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: Kim Newman
    60
    Though it might charitably be described as "a load of old cods", there is a certain entertainment value to Murder At 1600.
  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. Murder at 1600 has velocity and excitement, and that takes it a long way. It stars Wesley Snipes, which takes it a bit farther. And it's also lightweight, cliched and borderline ridiculous, which takes it back a few pegs.
  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. 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 justMurder 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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