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This review is from: The Siege [DVD]  (DVD)
This film would probably do better in this day and age than prior to the invasion of Iraq as it is chillingly predictive in its portrayal of the American "War on Terror" and the subsequent civil liberties issues that have been caused a storm over the past year. It is a cut above the other terrorist threat movies because it is very well researched and does not pander to stereotyping.
The atrocities in Abu Ghraib prison, the arrests in Stuttgart, the laughable disparity and zonal tensions in the American intelligence system coupled with the erosion of civil liberties and human rights are all mirrored in this movie and makes for compelling, thought-provoking viewing. You cannot help but wonder that the film was made prior to 9/11.
The portrayal of good versus evil can be a little confusing at times as it can sometimes be unclear whether the movie is trying to polarise the matter of terrorists against American foreign policies or presenting them both as evil.