The Sentinel
The Sentinel (2006)

Pete Garrison, a U.S. Secret Service agent who heads the First Lady's detail, is being framed as traitor in a plot to assassinate the President. Whoever is framing Garrison knows he's vulnerable because he's hiding a monumental… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: April 21, 2006
DVD Release Date: August 29, 2006
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Critic Score: 35% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The Sentinel starts off well enough but quickly wears thin with too many plot holes and conventional action sequences.

Brian Tallerico
UGO

The fast-food of the genre - it "gets the job done" and fills you up, but the hunger for more will undoubtedly return sooner rather than later.

Steve Davis
Austin Chronicle

This serviceable action thriller starts off promisingly but soon disintegrates into an implausible mess barely salvaged by the presence of old pros like Douglas and Basinger.

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Leigh Paatsch
Herald Sun (Australia)

An enjoyably frenzied pulp thriller, not unlike the scripts for an entire season of TV's 24 being fed through a shredder over at The West Wing.

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Stella Papamichael
BBC.com

The story is as compelling as watching the ink dry on a superfluous UN treaty.

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Scott Tobias
AV Club

A mediocre time-waster

Alberto Abuín
Espinof

A bad movie to the core thanks to a disastrous script. [Full Review in Spanish]

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Nick De Semlyen
Empire Magazine

More Shadow Conspiracy than In The Line Of Fire, this suffers from serious quality control issues. If you're looking for superior suspense, buy a 24 box set instead.

Bill Gallo
Village Voice

[The film] has more holes than Bush's war plan and employs less fluent English.

Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

Michael Douglas goes through the motions of playing an action man in this plodding and pedestrian political suspense thriller.

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Flixster Audience Score: 40% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
"In its 100 plus years of existence no Secret Service guy has ever been a traitor ... ! " or something like that, and therein the entire plot synopsis… More
♥Robyn M♥
Twenty years have passed since Secret Service agent Pete Garrison (Michael Douglas) saved a Presidents life, as a conspiracy unfolds within the White House, he… More
Alex roy
The Sentinel is a good action film that has a decent cast. This film is good entertainment, but it could have been much better. The film certainly is good… More
xGary Xx
When a conspiracy to assassinate the president is uncovered and seems to implicate veteran agent Michael Douglas, he is forced to discover the true culprit… More
Manu Gino
In 141 years, there's never been a traitor in the Secret Service.... Until Now. Saw it again! The movie is very good and it's very fun and the action… More
Lorenzo von Matterhorn
<i>"In 141 years, there's never been a traitor in the Secret Service.... Until Now."</i> A secret service agent is framed as the… More