Enemy of the State Synopsis
Former spy (Gene Hackman) aids man (Will Smith) framed in political cover-up.
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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...
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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...
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75

San Francisco Examiner

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Everything you would want from a Big Brother film: Good-looking, preachy in an Old West kind of way, wobbling between humor and murder,...
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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...
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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...
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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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Enemy of the State Movie Review

By Asianfreak
90 out of 100 The best Will Smith action movie ever in his lifetime....

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By scarpacci
Enemy of the State was the first action movie by Will Smith and it was great. Yes, Gene Hackman is there too. But It's the Fresh Prince who does a marvelous portrayal. Great tech movie too....

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By MongrolMan
This movie is definately one of Will Smith's breakout roles as a lead man. He owned this movie and is still owning today!...

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Rated R
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 15 & under Late-'90s action movie has frequent profanity, violence.
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