The Sentinel (2006)


When a conspiracy to assassinate the president is uncovered and seems to implicate veteran agent Michael Douglas, he is forced to discover the true culprit while on the run from his former colleagues.

Yet another in a long line of generic Hollywood conspiracy thrillers, The Sentinel basically plays out like Jack Bauer and son tracking down “terrorists” whose reasons for murdering the president clearly aren’t worth explaining. I’m not the biggest fan of Douglas but he is experienced enough to be able to do this kind of thing whilst standing on his head and Kiefer Sutherland is doing what he does best; in fact, for the second half when he is let off the leash to get Jack Bauer on his ass, it’s actually pretty entertaining. Being a Hollywood thriller, it is also blatantly obvious who the traitor is pretty much as soon as he appears on the screen and Eva Longoria has little to do but run around with a gun, but as a whole it is hardly inspiring, but didn’t feel like a total waste of time either.

Decent popcorn entertainment.



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