Cuba Gooding, Jr. (SNOW DOGS), James Woods (THE VIRGIN SUICIDES), and Burt Reynolds (BOOGIE NIGHTS) star in this thriller about a secret service agent and a political journalist racing against time to head off an assassination attempt on the president.
"[A]n investigation based on lies and intrigue, uncovering the most unlikely of suspects." 05/01/2006 p.70
It all plays out like a wanna-be episode of 24 or a screenplay that was deemed "just a little too good" for Seagal or Van Damme to anchor the thing -- and there's very little here that espionage aficionadoes haven't seen before about 121 times over. The actors, professionals that they are, glide through the tedium, doling out their dialogue with as much enthusiasm as possible. Meanwhile, a bunch of barely related plot contortions take place in the background. It all leads up to a finale that offers a few casual twists and a stunner of a finale that'll have you wondering "hmph, ok, what else is on?"
DVD, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 1.85:1, Dolby Digital (5.1), English, Spanish, Subtitled, French, Dubbed & Subtitled
The Hollywood Reporter
...uncommonly good cast and some thrillingly staged action sequences...