Rent Absolute Power (1997)

3.3 of 5 from 95 ratings
1h 56min
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Synopsis:
He was where he shouldn't have been and saw what he shouldn't have seen. Now, who will believe the word of career thief and ex-con Luther Whitney when he says he saw a woman killed - and that the man responsible is the U.S. President? Clint Eastwood portrays Whitney and directs this crisp, finely acted adaptation of David Baldacci's best-seller. Gene Hackman, Ed Harris, Laura Linney and more top talents create well-rounded characters that intensify a constantly spiraling game of cat-and-mouse between Whitney, local police and the highest levels of Oval Office power.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Clint Eastwood, Karen S. Spiegel
Writers:
David Baldacci, William Goldman
Studio:
Warner
Genres:
Drama, Thrillers
BBFC:
Release Date:
03/04/2000
Run Time:
116 minutes
Languages:
English Dolby Digital 5.1, French Dolby Digital 5.1, Italian Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles:
Arabic, Bulgarian, Dutch, English, English Hard of Hearing, French, German, Italian, Italian Hard of Hearing, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Interactive Menu
  • Scene Access
BBFC:
Release Date:
07/06/2010
Run Time:
121 minutes
Languages:
Castilian Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1, English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, French Dolby Digital 5.1, German Dolby Digital 5.1, Italian Dolby Digital 5.1, Latin American Spanish Dolby Digital 2.0
Subtitles:
Castillian, Danish, English, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, French, German, German Hard of Hearing, Greek, Italian, Italian Hard of Hearing, Norwegian, Portuguese, Swedish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.40:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B

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Reviews (1) of Absolute Power

Entertaining but flawed thriller - Absolute Power review by RP

Spoiler Alert
26/01/2012

Clint Eastwood plays Clint Eastwood as an old and wily jewel thief who witnesses a philandering US President attempting rough sex with a woman who is then killed by Secret Service bodyguards. After a tense start, the film then rambles a little as suspicion for the woman's death falls on Clint who proceeds to evade detection by his mastery of disguise.

It's an entertaining but flawed thriller – the story is more than a little silly and many scenes are unrealistic (eg Clint gets away from Secret Service men at night when they're 30 years younger and fitter and he's wearing a heavy rucksack and they have night vision goggles) and his 'master of disguise' technique consists of wearing an old coat and a hat. Despite the flaws, Mr Eastwood directed yet another effective thriller. I enjoyed it and rate it 3/5 stars.

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