Absolute Power

Absolute Power
Absolute Power
  • UR
  • 2h 0m
  • 1997
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Academy Award winner Clint Eastwood directs and stars as a notorious master thief who stumbles upon a bizarre murder involving the President of the United States in the white-knuckle thriller Absolute Power. Despite meticulously planning his final heist at a Virginia estate, expert at disguise and career criminal Luther Whitney (Eastwood) gets the surprise of his life when he discovers President Alan Richmond (Gene Hackman) engaged in an extra-marital affair that leaves a woman shot dead. The President's Chief of Staff (Judy Davis) initiates a cover-up implicating Luther as the killer. But enterprising homicide detective Seth Frank (Ed Harris) knows there's more to this mystery. Now, should Luther run ... or stay to fight a conspiracy led by the White House?

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Time Out
Geoff Andrew

Doesn't rank with Eastwood's best work as actor/director, but it's nevertheless solidly enjoyable.

June 21, 2017
New York Times
Janet Maslin

Mr. Hackman languishes in the smallish role of a White House buffoon, with Judy Davis equally cart...

June 17, 2017
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Thriller, Drama
  • Release Date:February 14, 1997
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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