Friday, September 26, 2014

Flick Pick: The Peacemaker

The Peacemaker
(Dreamworks, 1997)

Ripping good action thriller with Nicole Kidman and George Clooney. Well directed, interesting, and suspenseful, Clooney has no trouble playing the action hero in this with the right blend of brains and attitude to sell it. When he was still trying to find his stride on the big screen, Clooney had no trouble making a movie about gunning down Islamic terrorists for trying to pop a bootleg nuke in NYC, but when things got real a couple of years later, he went all "Give Peace A Chance" crazy offscreen, and spun off into a number of mediocre anti-American films onscreen. Which is a shame, because in this film, his character kicked ass, and he clearly knew who the good guys were.

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