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This review is from: Enemy Of The State [DVD]  (DVD)
Enemy Of The State is a perfect example of how to pace an intelligent thriller. Right from the off this film is absolutely gripping. The plot is fairly complex yet such is the skill with which this film has been put together that the viewer never gets lost. Early on in the film when Will Smith realises that someone is after him there's a heart in your mouth chase scene that never seems to let up. This is part of the films strength, because the viewer is always aware that Smith is only ever minutes away from being caught. Even when things slow down momentarily to let the viewer catch up with any plot developments there's always an air of menace at what waits around the corner. Smith's performance is excellent and Gene Hackman as always does a sterling job as an ex CIA man. The ending is very nearly a tribute to director Tony Scott's own True Romance. If you like a decent intelligent thriller they don't come any better than this.