After much anticipation, I got to watch “The Sentinel” last night, featuring Michael Douglas, Kiefer Sutherland, Kim Basinger and Eva Langoria.
I had some high expectations for this movie after the reviews that I read and all, but even though this is a really good movie, it was just a bit below my expectations.
The movie is basically a thriller about a plot to assassinate the president, with an insider from the secret service being part of the plan.
The pace of the movie was quite fast and the plot an exciting one, but still the bad guy was easily predictable, and the ending kept you feeling that something was missing.
I personally think they could have added to the suspense and made it a much better movie very easily.
Kiefer Sutherland did a great job as a secret service agent, but then again he has all the experience from 24 to thank for that; Michael Douglas gives one of his best performances lately; Eva Langoria does quite ok in her role as a rookie secret service agent; and finally I thought that Kim Basinger gave a more or less average performance.
All in all, this is a really good and enjoyable movie, but still what bugs me is that it could have been better with some minor touches. Anyway, I do recommend checking it out.
My score for it would be: 7/10.