The Siege

Metascore
53

Mixed or average reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 25
  2. Negative: 2 out of 25

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Critic Reviews

  1. 88
    It's a thinking person's thriller, where pyrotechnics give way to plot, character development supplants fight scenes, and adrenaline does not short-circuit intelligence.
  2. A political thriller with more plausibility -- and yes, more thrills -- than most.
  3. 70
    An intramural debate masquerading as an action movie.
  4. What a shame, therefore, that in its puritanical treatment of the only strong female character, the otherwise politically correct police story is blithely unaware of its own closet misogyny.
  5. 70
    A political film in the form of a thriller, rather than a garden-variety potboiler gleefully helping itself to stock political tropes from the genre's grab bag.
  6. It's a cautionary tale about the excesses of jingoist paranoia, and the folly of it all is that the more the film descends into somber liberal chest thumping, the less engrossing it becomes.
  7. 63
    The Siege is not a documentary but a glossy Hollywood entertainment that is prey to all the exaggerations, simplifications and acting histrionics that come with the genre.
  8. 63
    In its clumsy way, it throws in comments now and then to show it knows the difference between Arab terrorists and American citizens.
User Score
6.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 25 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. Feb 18, 2012
    5
    Mediocre movie - decent if you are looking for a political thriller. Some exciting scenes throughout the movie, but lack of flow and clarityMediocre movie - decent if you are looking for a political thriller. Some exciting scenes throughout the movie, but lack of flow and clarity on plot makes the movie suffer. Full Review »
  2. Oct 15, 2011
    8
    very interesting movie. i was at the edge of my chair almost all the time. i especially liked the acting in this movie.