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  • Summary: A political thriller, a cautionary fiction that is chillingly close to leading news stories of the day. (Fox)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 25
  2. Negative: 2 out of 25
  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. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Reviewed by: Chris Gore
    50
    A sometimes gripping but mostly routine shoot-em-up about Muslim terrorism in American.
  5. 50
    As a nail-biting thriller, The Siege is too confusing, and as a thought-provoking social drama, too confused.
  6. 50
    Zwick frequently sacrifices dramatic urgency in the name of sobriety.
  7. In an attempt to be complex and fair-minded, a simple story becomes a jumble of confused motivations.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. 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.
  2. 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. Collapse

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