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Slick over the top thrills
on 1 December 2015
From Tony Scott, director of some of the most overblown, but enjoyable blockbusters of the last couple of decades, Enemy of the state brings his frenetic style to a conspiracy, techno thriller.
In simplest terms this is a chase movie with a technical slant as covert agents manipulate technology to track Will Smiths innocent man on the run.
He's supported by a gruff Gene Hackman, as a cynical former government agent who helps to turn the technological tables on the pursuers.
This late 90s thriller plays well on paranoia about governments and surveillance, and whilst the technology is dated, the age old question of how much spying and methods used is important, before this movie was made, around the time it was made, and most importantly after it was made.
Fast paced, fun and with a starry supporting cast, its not quite an out and out action fest, but more often than not very entertaining, if not always very believable.