Enemy of the State

Enemy of the State
Enemy of the State
  • R
  • 2h 12m
  • 1998
Fresh71%
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Hot Hollywood favorite Will Smith stars with Academy Award winner Gene Hackman (Best Actor, 1971) in a high-powered suspense thriller where nonstop action meets cutting-edge technology! Robert Clayton Dean is a successful Washington, D.C., attorney who -- without his knowledge -- is given a video that ties a top official of the National Security Agency to a political murder! A lethal team of skilled NSA operatives wages a relentless, ultra-high-tech campaign to discredit Dean and retrieve the incriminating evidence! Also featuring Regina King in an impressive, star-studded cast -- get ready for even more action to explode as Dean desperately races to reclaim his once normal life.
© 1998 Touchstone Pictures and Jerry Bruckheimer, Inc.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

TOMATOMETER®
Fresh71%
Critics Consensus: An entertaining, topical thriller that finds director Tony Scott on solid form and Will Smith confirming his action headliner status.
Reviews
Time Out
Rotten

Add Smith's lippy innocent and a host of subcontracted indie fresh faces, and you have the Bruckhe...

June 21, 2017
Houston Chronicle
Jeff Millar
Rotten

Since Scott could not make this film snap, crackle or pop faster or more loudly, you might find th...

June 21, 2017
Globe and Mail
Rick Groen
Rotten

From there, with the mystery entirely gone and the thrills fading fast, the rest is pretty much a...

June 17, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Late-'90s action movie has frequent profanity, violence.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Enemy of the State is a 1998 action movie with frequent profanity, action-style violence, and sexual content, including references to oral sex and infidelity. While the movie does show the machinations of a pre-9/11 government agency determined to a ruin the life and credibility of a man in possession of filmed evidence of spies killing a Congressman, the primary focus is on the nonstop action. There are also racial slurs: an African-American lawyer is referred to as an "eggplant," and Italian-American mobsters are called "guidos."

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Thriller, Action
  • Release Date:November 20, 1998
  • Languages:English, Spanish
  • Captions:English, Spanish
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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