The Jackal

1997

Action / Adventure / Crime / Drama / Thriller

99
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 15%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 52%
IMDb Rating 6.4 10 96878

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Cast

Bruce Willis as The Jackal
Jack Black as Ian Lamont
Richard Gere as Declan Mulqueen
J.K. Simmons as FBI Agent T. I. Witherspoon
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2hr 4 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by mora do 9 / 10

A fine action movie. Strong cast and excellent story line

I had seen some fairly negative reviews about this film and as the "Day of the Jackal" is very high in my estimation, I was expecting to watch something less than excellent. I was astounded to find that "The Jackal" is at least as good and in some respects better. The production values greatly transform the film; the budget was well spent and the result is total credibility. A strong cast helps; Willis is brilliant as the cold, chameleon-like central character. Poitier and of course Gere are equally superb. Jack Black is at home with the role of technological wizard; who of course has an Achilles heel; as his hippy, cool persona reveals. Highly recommended.

Reviewed by WildBullWriter 2 / 10

Waste of your time (watch a TV cop show instead)

Aside from the boring dialogue, crappy acting, and lousy script, this was a real thriller. (Ha.) Geez, what a waste of time it was. And I watched it thinking I was willing to waste a bit of time, as I had a cold & wanted an easy, non-thinking, non-demanding flick to watch. Even so, I regretted watching this one. As bad as Richard Gere was (not that he had much of a role to work it), poor Sidney Poitier was even worse, and Bruce Willis really must win some award for "most cliched acting of the year, if not decade". My point is: Don't waste your time with this flick. Watch a rerun of a conventional TV cop show instead; at least you want feel disappointed (and you'll waste less time!).

Reviewed by Uriah43 5 / 10

Entertaining but Difficult to Take Seriously

"Declan Mulqueen" (Richard Gere) is a terrorist for the Irish Republican Army (IRA) who is serving time in a maximum security prison in Massachusetts. That all changes one day when a Russian mob boss hires an infamous assassin known as "The Jackal" to kill a very important person in the United States in retaliation for their killing his brother a few days earlier. The problem for the FBI is that they don't know who his target is or what the assassin looks like. All they know is that the Jackal has been hired to carry out an assassination on somebody very important. So in desperation they ask Decklin to help them convince his former girlfriend "Isabella Zancona" (Mathilda May) who previously worked with a Basque Seperatist group known as the ETA and can recognize the Jackal on sight. Upon talking to him, however, they also learn that Declan knows what the Jackal looks like as well and this gives them even more reason to work with him. Now rather than reveal any more I will just say that I found this film to be rather entertaining. At least for the most part. Having said that, I must also admit that there were several ridiculous scenarios thrown in which were difficult to take seriously. For example, there is no way that an IRA sniper would be given a firearm in any situation or allowed the wide range of mobility he was granted. Especially in the close proximity of the "First Lady of the United States" (played by Tess Harper). But that's Hollywood for you. In any case, this film has enough intrigue, mystery and suspense to be somewhat entertaining and for that reason I have rated it accordingly. Average.

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