End Game (2006)Closed Captioning
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Cuba Gooding, Jr. (Jerry Maguire, Pearl Harbor) leads an all-star cast which includes Burt Reynolds (The Longest Yard, The Dukes of Hazzard), James Woods (Any Given Sunday, John Q), Anne Archer (Clear and Present Danger) and Angie Harmon (TV's 'Law and Order') in this political action/thriller opening with a presidential assassination and following a perilous path of intrigue. The Secret Service agent (Gooding, Jr.) in charge of the president's protection detail blames himself for his team's failure and quits his post only to become obsessed with solving the crime. A tenacious reporter (Harmon) aids him in his quest. Together they unravel a web of lies as they try to divine the truth behind the conspiracy among shadowy assassins and ex-special ops.
Gooding Jr. at his best
Very interestig film, I was expecting it to be lame, because I never really liked the "assasinating the President" thing, (except for "Shooter") But I was wrong, This movie had a great plot, and it blew me away. I say buy, after you have seen it first.
Given the overall quality of the cast, I was expecting a LOT more from this movie. While the essential story might be worth telling, it leaves much to be desired, both in terms of its internal consistency and how it translates to the screen. The movie's flow is very disjointed. It seems to skip here and there, never really holding and following a thread that is believable. The ending is very poorly conceived. I regret having bought this movie; it should be consigned to the flames. BIG negative recommendation.
Bad acting, unbelievable characters. Who Directed this awful movie?!