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    Added on: 7/5/2000 12:14
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    Siege, The (UK)

    7 / 10
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    On November 6th our freedom is history
    Certificate: 15
    Running Time: 110 mins
    Retail Price: £19.99
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    Bruce Willis and Denzel Washington deliver action and mayhem in this edge-of-your-seat thrill ride from the director of `Courage Under Fire` and `Glory`.

    When a crowded city bus blows up in Brooklyn and a campaign of terror begins to make its bloody mark on the streets of New York, it’s up to FBI special agent Anthony `Hub` Hubbard (Denzel Washington) and US Army General William Devereaux (Bruce Willis) to find out who’s responsible and put an end to the destruction. Together they face explosive danger at every turn when they team up to wage an all out war against a ruthless band of terrorists.

    Special Features:
    Interactive Menus
    Scene Access
    Original Theatrical Trailer
    Making Of Featurette

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English

    Directed By:
    Edward Zwick

    Written By:

    Sami Bouajila
    Tony Shalhoub
    Bruce Willis
    Annette Bening
    Denzel Washington

    Casting By:
    Mary Goldberg
    Mary Colquhoun

    Soundtrack By:
    Graeme Revell

    Director of Photography:
    Roger Deakins

    Steven Rosenblum

    Edward Zwick
    Lynda Obst
    Jonathan Filley
    Bruce Devan
    Robin Budd

    Executive Producer:
    Peter Schindler

    Twentieth Century Fox

    Your Opinions and Comments

    7 / 10
    "The Siege" is a difficult movie to review.
    While not totally fictitious, it is so far from the truth, especially for anyone who serves/served in the Intelligence service.
    Putting the problematic attitude towards terror aside, this is a good thriller, which does not let go. The movie even touches a couple of moral issues, which is a good thing, I think.
    The acting is very convincing, especially by Washington and Bening. Willis is not worse than his usual.
    The video transfer is very well done. There aren`t any compression signs at all and the picture is crystal clear. While the special effects in this movie are nice, it is obvious that the production was very wise and left some explosions un-photographed. Somehow, the lack of the immediate horrors increases the emotionality of the scene.
    The DD 5.1 soundtrack is very powerful. There are plenty of shots, chases and explosions in this movie to last you for (half) a lifetime. :)
    One of the most brilliant parts of the movie (when it comes to its audio) is the scene where all the beepers start beeping. Sounds like a rather usual thing. Actually, this is one of the most horrifying scenes in the movie.
    The extras are nice but could`ve been a bit more elaborated.
    One last remark. As an Israeli, I can totally understand the uproar this movie made with the Arab citizens of the USA. While the movie contained several layers of trying to avoid making accusations towards a specific crowd, this movie clearly portrays the Muslims of the US of A as the bad guys. A bit harsh and definitely not accurate.
    Bottom line - yeah, go for it, but trust me - there`s more to terrorism than it appears in the movie.
    posted by Zvi Josef on 8/8/2000 05:04