88

USA Today

By Mike Clark
The picture is solidly crafted, performed to the hilt and full of humor.
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80

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Bruckheimer and director Tony Scott have wisely set their course by Will Smith, who is sensational in a dramatic role that leans on him to carry a movie without the help of aliens or Big Willie-style jokes for every occasion.
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75

Entertainment Weekly

A high-adrenaline, high-concept action thriller that mixes hot-button issues of privacy and surveillance, easy-to-identify good and bad guys, attention-getting stars, and well-choreographed chase scenes.
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75

San Francisco Examiner

Everything you would want from a Big Brother film: Good-looking, preachy in an Old West kind of way, wobbling between humor and murder, hellbent and periodically brilliant.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
In too much of a hurry to be much of a people picture. And the standoff at the end edges perilously close to the ridiculous, for a movie that's tried so hard to be plausible.
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75

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
It offers a solid two hours of pure, escapist entertainment.
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60

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
Tony Scott's thriller is flashy, but it's not dead stupid and it's never dull.
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50

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
The movie has plenty of high-tech power, spinning out action so explosive you'll hardly notice how preposterous the story is or how cardboard-thin the characters are.
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50

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
To say Enemy of the State is senseless is an understatement. This is a movie where logic is the enemy.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
A frustrating film that feels cobbled together.
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67 out of 100
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Metascore® based on all critic reviews. Scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.