Reviewed by: Sid Owens and Jean Calhoun
Edited by: Ken James
An action-packed, on-the-edge-of-your-seat from beginning to end movie techno-thriller!
In “The Peacemaker”, Russian-owned nuclear warheads en-route to disarmament in a remote area of the country are headed straight for disaster… an oncoming train loaded with passengers! As impending disaster meets its fate, a following 75 kiloton nuclear blast throws the world into high alert and sends governments into an international hunt for the parties responsible. Though appearing to be an accident, Dr. Julia Kelly (Nicole Kidman), a nuclear scientist associated with the White House Nuclear Smuggling Group, and Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Devoe (George Clooney), a United States Army Special Forces intelligence officer, believe otherwise. International terrorism!
With a fast-paced and mostly believable storyline, this Spielberg production really gets the blood flowing for some, but falls short for others. To say anything more would do injustice by revealing the things that make this movie exciting to watch. If you like action… if you like Clooney… if you like Kidman, you’ll really like this new movie from DreamWorks!
A note of caution to parents… Several violent scenes graphically detailing human death are enough to keep this from younger viewers' eyes. And the only time God is mentioned unfortunately comes as an expletive instead of a cry to Him. His church, however, is not looked upon negatively and pre-marital, nudity, or extra-martial sex never enters the picture. “The Peacemaker” was simply just a good action-packed thriller (although there was unnecessary profanity). God’s name is taken in vain approximately four times and Jesus' name is used out of context 2 or 3 times.
“The Peacemaker” really comes through visually with excellent special effects that left stomachs throughout the theater churning on several occassions due to the reality layed out before our eyes.
Calhoun and Owens give this one 2 thumbs up!