Enemy of the State

Lists: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Conspiracy thriller

Brief Synopsis: "Hotshot Washington lawyer Robert Dean becomes a victim of high-tech identity theft when a hacker slips an incriminating video into his pocket. Soon, a rogue National Security agent sets out to recover the tape -- and destroy Dean."

Overall Ranking: 1023 (Rank from 1998: # 16)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 0%
Regular 100%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
Rob from GuysFilmQuest82Comedy: 3
Scary: 3
Rewatch: 6
Tom Little of Digital Shortbread81(full review)Comedy: 3
Sex Appeal: 2
Scary: 3
Rewatch: 6
Dan O'Neill70 - Enemy of the State lacks in originality and a good script, but features a lot fun and exciting action, mostly lead by a charismatic performance from Smith.
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People Involved

  • Will Smith (Robert Clayton Dean)
  • Gene Hackman (Edward Lyle)
  • Jon Voight (Reynolds)
  • Lisa Bonet (Rachel Banks)
  • Regina King (Carla Dean)
  • Gabriel Byrne (Brill)
  • Grant Heslov (Lenny)
  • Stuart Wilson (Congressman Sam Albert)
  • Laura Cayouette (Christa Hawkins)
  • Loren Dean (Hicks)
  • Barry Pepper (David Pratt)
  • Ian Hart (Bingham)
  • Jake Busey (Krug)
  • Scott Caan (Jones)
  • Jason Lee (Daniel Zavitz)
  • James LeGros (Jerry Miller)
  • Dan Butler (Shaffer)
  • Jack Black (Fiedler)
  • Jamie Kennedy (Jamie)
  • Bodhi Elfman (Van)
  • Ivana Milicevic (Rubys Sales Clerk)
  • Seth Green (Selby)
  • Philip Baker Hall (Attorney Mark Silverberg)
  • Jason Robards (Congressman Phillip Hammersley)
  • Tom Sizemore (Boss Paulie Pintero)
  • Tom Quinn (Tunnel Technician)
  • Tony Scott (Director)