The Siege (DVD)

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The Siege (DVD)

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When the U.S. military abducts a Muslim leader, New York City becomes the target of several terrorist attacks in this gripping political thriller ripp...

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Satisfactory

ProAction Scenes.

ConsEverything Else.

The Siege was written by Lawrence Wright, Edward Zwick and Menno Meyjes. Lynda Obst and Edward Zwick produced the film, Edward Zwick also directed it. The film was released in 1998 and was distributed by 21st Century Fox. The film begins by showing footage from the Khobar Towers bombing which...

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“The Siege”

published 28/06/2000

ProGood start

ConsThe rest of the film is rubbish

Arab bombers have got New York by the balls and are squeezing for all they're worth, as an FBI agent ( Denzel Washington) ineffectually chases shadows all over the Big Apple. For the first fifteen minutes or so, The Siege promises to take off as a terrifically taut suspense thriller, especially...

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Excellent

“"They've already won!"”

published 23/06/2005

ProGood story, ironic resemblance to 9/11...

ConsIt feels like a propaganda film at times.

Whenever I think about this film I actually shiver... everything that happend in 9/11 holds a very strong ressemblence to the events that take place in this film... If only we knew! This is a political action thriller. The american military kidnaps an arab sheikh but keeps it a secret from all...

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Good

ProWashington is good

ConsNothing groundbreaking

Denzel Washington and Bruce Willis lead the way in this political/terrorist action/drama film. New York is being gradually destroyed by Islamic terrorists demanding the release of a Sheikh that the US government say they don't even have. Denzel Washington is head of the FBI's team assigned to...

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“Don't Bother”

published 16/08/2000

ProThe music on the credits was quite groovy

ConsHow long have you got

Watching the Siege had got to be the longest two hours of my life, the film made a promising start, but after that the story became difficult to follow, and the twist towards the end you could see a mile off. The Acting itself wasn't that bad to be honest, its just a shame that the Script, the...

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When the U.S. military abducts a Muslim leader, New York City becomes the target of several terrorist attacks in this gripping political thriller ripped from newspaper headlines. Denzel Washington stars as Anthony "Hub" Hubbard, the head of the FBI terrorism task force who is charge of investigating the bombings. Ironically, Hub's partner, Frank Haddad (Tony Shalhoub), is Arab-American and must fight for his family's rights as the citizens of New York become increasingly paranoid about the Arab-American population. Elise Kraft (Annette Bening) is an undercover CIA official and Middle East expert who is also investigating the terrorist attacks and joins Hub and Frank as they search for the terrorists. As Hub, Elise, and Frank work to uncover the source of the terrorism, the city erupts in escalating madness, spiraling out of control until the government sends in General William Devereaux (Bruce Willis), who takes over the city and declares martial law. Ultimately, the government seizes the male Arab-American population of New York in makeshift internment camps in this incredibly relevant and cautionary thriller that examines the real dilemma of how a democratic society can uphold the rights of its citizens while under military protection. Director Edward Zwick's film features excellent performances from an all-star cast and includes real footage of President Clinton addressing the problem of terrorism.

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