Absolute Power (1997)
Critic Consensus: Absolute Power collapses under its preposterous plotting despite an all-star cast and Clint Eastwood's deft direction.
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as Luther Whitney
as President Alan Richmond
as Det. Seth Frank
as Kate Whitney
as Bill Burton
as Agent Tim Collin
as Gloria Russell
as Walter Sullivan
as Christy Sullivan
as Sandy Lord
as Laura Simon
as Michael McCarty
as Art Student
as Airport Bartender
as Medical Examiner
as White House Tour Guide
as Oval Office Agent
as Watergate Doorman
Critic Reviews for Absolute Power
Eastwood the director sets a pace so poky that grannies with walkers seem fleet in comparison. Of course, this makes the many plot holes and implausibilities all the more evident...
Absolute Power is... fresh out of the clichés that reduce most thrillers to formula.
Clint Eastwood as producer-director-star strikes out in a rather slack thriller that oddly recalls a couple of Hitchcock's lesser movies, To Catch a Thief and Topaz.
"Absolute Power" is not a "must-see." But if you're looking for a well-made, grown-up movie, it's worth your time and money.
"Absolute Power" wanders. Yet, the movie is worth seeing simply because of Eastwood's presence, his (and Green's) camera, his excellent cast.
Audience Reviews for Absolute Power
A taunt, riveting and first-rate thriller with a twist. A compelling, well-character drawn and masterfully crafted crafted thriller from Director, Clint Eastwood. Eastwood is brilliant, he gives a great and gritty performance. Laura Linney is excellent. Ed Harris is terrific. It`s a utterly exciting and pulse-pounding thrill-ride. A fantastic movie. It delivers top-notch acting, tightly-paced plot and outstanding craftsmanship. Thrillers don`t get anymore exciting or smart than this one.
Okay movie. Didn't really stay focused....so how good could it have been? Typical 90's movie.
This is a really fun mystery thriller. If you love Clint Eastwood and the genre, it's practically a shoe in. I really liked the idea of knowing the answers, but not knowing why they were relevant until the story unfolded. Clint Eastwood as a jewel thief is a really interesting thought. Usually he's on the other side of the law, but it turns out he can play both sides with complete ease. It's also bizarre when Gene Hackman plays evil characters because he does it so well.
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