Enemy of the State (1998)

R   |    |  Action, Thriller

Enemy of the State (1998) Poster

A lawyer becomes targeted by a corrupt politician and his N.S.A. goons when he accidentally receives key evidence to a politically motivated crime.




  • Will Smith in Enemy of the State (1998)
  • Will Smith and Gene Hackman in Enemy of the State (1998)
  • Will Smith in Enemy of the State (1998)
  • Will Smith in Enemy of the State (1998)
  • Will Smith and Gene Hackman in Enemy of the State (1998)
  • Gene Hackman in Enemy of the State (1998)

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28 September 2020 | questl-18592
| Enemy of Big Bro
I remember when this came out and how much it freaked people out. Could we really be living in such a surveillance state? Could the government really be monitoring us whenever they want?

Well, over 20 years later and... Yeah, that's probably all true and then some. Still, this was a fun movie with a compelling enough story, solid acting and a surprisingly deep cast of comedians playing serious computer nerds.

Biggest downside to me was the tech itself. Movies of this nature can't help themselves from reaching into the nonsense handbag and pulling out things like the "zoom and enhance" cliché or the ability to tell exactly where someone is at all times with pinpoint accuracy among others.

Dated though it may be, this was still a pretty enjoyable watch. I'd say it's worth checking out if you have it streaming somewhere.

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$90,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,038,573 22 November 1998

Gross USA:


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