Enemy of the State (1998)

Rating: B

Dir: Tony Scott
Star: Will Smith, Gene Hackman, Jon Voight, Lisa Bonet

[20] Taking paranoia to new heights, this pits lawyer Will Smith against, oh, the entire bulk of the National Security Agency and every closed-circuit TV camera on the continent, after he acquires proof of a Senator’s murder. Gene Hackman and Lisa Bonet provide assistance, Jon Voight and Jake Busey don’t. Scott delivers his usual blend of flashy smoke and mirrors, to distract from a plot which…hey, look at that hyper-kinetic zoomy camerawork! Still, Smith turns in an appealing and winning performance, while Hackman does his best to lend gravitas to things, and even the NSA bad guys are a nice mix of thugs and nerds. The overall effect may be that you find yourself looking nervously up into the sky for a few days..