Absolute Power Reviews
Absolute Power is one of Clint Eastwood's best movies. It is a highly relevant crime thriller about a thief, played by Eastwood, who witnesses a crime. He struggles with moral boundaries that implicate people in high places. It is a highly entertaining role for Eastwood who displays a lot of charisma.
The supporting cast really performances well with Gene Hackman playing a corrupt political figure that will remind you of his Lex Luthor back in Superman. Hackman is devilishly rotten and so very engaging. Ed Harris is the resolute police detective that must solve the case and he plays it cool as ever. Laura Linney is really relatable and grounds Eastwood's character nicely as his daughter. Scott Glenn has a particularly intriguing Secret Service character that feels like a great foil to Hackman. Absolute Power revels in its brilliant cast and their delightful acting.
The costumes are accurate and pretty neatly arranged in Absolute Power. The music goes from tense to unnerving in the background. It is quickly edited and leads to a fast paced thriller atmosphere. The cinematography is quite clever, often making you feel like you are there with Eastwood.
Overall, Clint Eastwood directs Absolute Power with a great deal of care and clever camera angles. The performances are all quite good and standouts in their respective careers. While Absolute Power is mostly forgotten to time, it is well worth revisiting for the political relevance, mystery, intrigue, and acting. It is better than other reviews are saying by far.
Worst Eastwood movie ever.
Directed and starred in by Eastwood. Great for fans of of the cast and Eastwood fans should like it as well.