Enemy of the State is one of those movies that will be watched in the future as an example of visionary work of our generation. Keep in mind that this movie came out in 1998, and today I believe that most of the devices and tracking systems seen in this flick are in action. Edward Snowden proved this.  Sort of 1984 vibe that we have going on here, so if you like conspiracy theories this is a movie for you (along with Conspiracy Theory). Directed by Tony Scott who made so many good movies: Top Gun, The Last Boy ScoutMan on Fire, Deja Vu, The Taking of Pelham 123 and Unstoppable, I was genuinely surprised that movies like this are still allowed to be made. They are detailing the dangers that oppressive regimes bring to the table, but with some updated methods. The very fact that the NSA refused to work with the production should make you check out this masterpiece.

Lawyer, played by Will Smith, after meeting an old friend becomes a main target for the government. His only help will come from a mysterious man called Brill, and boy does he need help. Government will use every possible asset in this pursuit, and then we can finally see what is the extent of their reach. Excellent script and amazing performances by main characters (as well as supporting roles) really help you sink in the story, and twists and turns keep you interested for two hours. Enjoy.

Director: Tony Scott

Cast: Will Smith, Gene Hackman, Jon Voight, Lisa Bonet, Regina King, Jake Busey, Jason Lee

Fun Stuff: Gabriel Byrne’s character looks and dresses exactly like Travis Bickle, Robert De Niro’s character in Taxi Driver (1976). He also drives Dean away in a taxi.


IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120660/

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