Excellent, suspenseful, and edge-of-your-seat action/drama/thriller! (by Catherine_Grace_Zeh)
IN THE LINE OF FIRE, in my opinion, is an excellent, suspenseful, and edge-of-your-seat action/drama/thriller! I thought that Agent Horrigan Clint Eastwood and Agent Raines Rene Russo looked good in the attire they wore at the presidential dinner. As for Leary John Malkovich , he was a sick man who loved to toy with Frank by phone. He looked good in the tuxedo he wore near the end of the film, though. One thing that surprised me was the growing attraction between Agent Horrigan and Agent Raines. Before I wrap this up, I'd like to say that the entire cast and crew did an outstanding <more>
job, I loved the setting, and I couldn't get enough of it. Now, in conclusion, to all you Clint Eastwood fans who haven't seen this excellent, suspenseful, and edge-of-your-seat action/drama/thriller, I highly recommend it.
A great performance by Clint Eastwood and particularly John Malkovich in my opinion his finest one to date. Malkovich had this one nailed right down to the floor it's incredible. Eastwood is Agent Mike Horrigan, an aged and cynical Secret Service Agent who is finishing out his career busting counterfeiters and chasing down routine assignments. But one assignment which appears to be run of the mill at first turns complicated and deadly serious. Horrigan and his new partner Al are sent to investigate a threat on the President by a "wacko". As fate would have it Horrigan has <more>
stumbled not upon a delusional nut but a professional lone wolf who has a big bone to pick with the White House. As Horrigan dives deeper into "Booth's" world he attracts the bad guy's unwanted attention and unbridled admiration for him. Horrigan was JFK's top agent and present in Dallas, Texas when he was assassinated and blames himself for what happened. Now he feels it's up to him to stop the current Head of State from joining the list of dead Presidents. But this killer has turned the tables on Horrigan and now he's the hunted one in a life or death cat and mouse game. Who will win? Who will die? It's a race against time to save the Pres from a chameleon-like enemy who can get to anyone. My favorite Secret Service movie and as good a nail biter as any.
Fabulous Absolutely Fabulous Thriller, That Grips You Until The Very End, With Amazing Perofmances From Eastwood, Malkovich And Russo! (by callanvass)
This is a fabulous absolutely fabulous thriller, that grips you until the very end,with amazing performances from Eastwood, Malkovich and Russo!. It is one of the finest thrillers i have ever seen, and John Malkovich, is really scary as the psycho, plus Eastwood is just wonderful here!. The Cat and mouse games between Eastwood and Malkovich were fantastic and, the finale is simply wonderful, plus the ending was kind of amusing. This movie has not dated at all, and it's one of the finest thrillers i have ever seen, plus you really start to root for Eastwood!. I'm not usually a fan of <more>
political thrillers, because they bore me however this one is a dandy, and i was absolutely engrossed throughout, plus Eastwood and Russo had fantastic chemistry together!.This is a fabulous absolutely fabulous thriller that grips you until the very end, and it's an absolute must see at any cost!, it is indeed one of the finest thrillers i have ever seen!. The Direction is brilliant!. Wolfgang Petersen does a brilliant job here, with amazing camera work, awesome angles, awesome shots during the action scenes, and keeping the film at an extremely fast pace!. There is some blood. We get a few bloody gunshot wounds. The Acting is Oscar Worthy!. Clint Eastwood is AMAZING as always and is absolutely amazing here, he is extremely likable, gruff, hilarious, had some awesome one liners, had wonderful chemistry with both Russo and Malkovich, and was just tons of fun to watch, this is him at his best!. Clint Rules! . John Malkovich is also AMAZING here, as the main villain, he plays one of the most menacing villains i have ever seen and i loved his mind games, he was perfect for this part, and the scenes with him and Clint were great!. Rene Russo is gorgeous!, and is excellent here, she is extremely likable, witty had wonderful chemistry with Clint, and really did an excellent job!, she is one my favorite actresses. Dylan McDermott is good with what he had to do, he had good chemistry with Clint as well. Gary Cole plays the arrogant ass well. John Mahoney is good and was pretty classy. Rest of the cast do fine. Overall a must see at all costs, it's one of the finest thrillers ever made in my opinion! . ***** out of 5
'In the Line of Fire' is one of those Hollywood films that shows up on tv quite a bit, but although I've seen it a few times, I usually end up sitting through the whole thing again. Why? - It's GOOD! Clint Eastwood is great as usual, and the character he plays is interesting and more fleshed out than usual. The character, Secret Service agent Frank Horrigan, is haunted by the fact that he was on the detail that failed to protect President Kennedy in Dallas, and now he's forced to match wits with a professional assassin that is openly declaring that he will kill the <more>
president. However, the film doesn't make him a depressed, brooding, and obsessed character. He's charming and personable, and is realistic as a guy that has experienced a lot in life and is comfortable in his own skin. He's even quite convincing when he flirts with the pretty younger agent played by Rene Russo. The killer, played by John Malkovich at his best, is cerebral, deliberate, and enjoys playing high stakes games of life and death. He even goes by the name of another presidential assassin, John Booth. The film is consistently enjoyable, and it delivers all the goods - suspense, action, romance, and drama - all in their proper amounts. It's a fun film that is really helped by the great actors in it!
Quite simply a well-made, well-written and wonderfully acted movie. Eastwood is classic as grizzled Secret Service Agent Frank Horrigan and Rene Russoholds her own as partner and love interest Lilly Raines. But the movie'sgreatness rests on the shoulders of John Malkovich as "Booth". He capturesthis character's rage and hatred, as well as his humanity oddly enough. Personally I think this was his best performance and should have received anOscar for it But I loved Tommy Lee Jones in The Fugitive as well that year . Overall a great movie to see you want to peek into an <more>
assassin's mind and beon the edge of your seat the whole way through. Enjoy!!
Even at 62 years of age, Clint Eastwood still has what it takes to be in a successful action thriller such as this. Not only was he in an action movie, he did very well. I really enjoyed the film from start to finish because of Eastwood and the villain played by John Malkovich.This is about an aging Secret Service guy who is haunted by his past. That past urges him to keep the current President safe at all costs with election nearing. Even if that means playing a cat-and-mouse game with someone who wants to kill the President.As I said previously, Eastwood did very well. Even better is John <more>
Malkovich. I can't decide on who plays the better villain, Malkovich or Gary Oldman. But anyway, Malkovich is very creepy as the villain.Overall, this is a top-notch thriller. There are plenty of action, thrills, and even a little romance. I rate this film 9/10.
In The Line of Fire gives us a great game of cat and mouse. Clint Eastwood is plagued by John Malkovich in this riveting film. Malkovich says he's going to kill the president, and he purposely calls Eastwood, and pushes his buttons. He questions Eastwood's ability to protect someone. Malkovich brings a cold, but very intelligent mindset to his character. Everything he does, he does for a reason, and he's not shy about killing. Eastwood has to overcome the suspicions of his superiors in order to catch Malkovich, but no one wants to listen to him. The result is a film that crackles <more>
with suspense that escalates to a tense scene in a ballroom at the Bonneventure Hotel. Wolfgang Peterson ratchets up the tension and we feel every turn.
Peterson and Eastwood make a great team (by SmileysWorld)
Clint Eastwood scores big in this thriller from 1993.Teamed with an absolute master of edge of your seat suspense,Wolfgang Peterson, Eastwood delivers as only he can.Also,John Malkovich goes on my list of most effective screen villains in the history of cinema as the demented assassin.As for Rene Russo as Clint's love interest,I think Kirk Douglas said it best when he said,referring to his own career,"I keep getting older,and my leading ladies keep getting younger".This film is a very effective thriller with enough plot twists and surprises to keep you going.Eastwood and <more>
Peterson should team together more often. Top notch movie.
Frank Horrigan Clint Eastwood is a secret service agent plagued with guilt over the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, while he was on duty. Thirty years later and the current president is entering a re-election campaign, but he is receiving death threats; and Horrigan has been called in to assist in what should be a routine research operation. John Malkovich plays the professional assassin and master of disguise who is tracking the president, and using the past he begins to torture Horrigan in a psychological duel of cat and mouse.Malkovich, Eastwood and Rene Russo all give <more>
wonderful performances in this top notch thriller. The direction is excellent and the entire picture is charged with tension and intrigue throughout.A must see for thriller fans 8/10