The Peacemaker

The PeacemakerBBB

(out of 5)


Don’t listen to the mean old critics who tore Dreamworks Studios’ first production to pieces (or the box office results which didn’t exactly break the bank).  While Mimi Leder’s first feature is far from the best action film you’ll ever see, you could do far worse. The surprise lies mostly in the fact that Michael Schiffer’s script is the antithesis of your usual action film writing:  where most entries in the genre feature little character development and stunning action scenes, Schiffer’s work lets us get to know the heroes (in this case  and ), but the action scenes don’t come off quite as well (the opening sequence is particularly boring). The main plot is about a terrorist expert (Kidman) who teams up with a stalwart army man (Clooney) to recover stolen nuclear weapons that a very bad Eastern European man wants to use against America (you’ll know when the bad guy is on because strains of balalaika suddenly start playing in the distance).


DreamWorks

USA, 1997

Directed by 

Screenplay by , based on the article One Point Safe by ,

Cinematography by

Produced by ,

Music by 

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

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