12 certificateThe Sentinel is a Film programme that first aired in 2006 and has been classified a 12 certificate.

The Sentinel is a 3 star programme

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The Sentinel (2006)

Directed by
Clark Johnson

Released in 2006, this thriller - starring Michael Douglas, Kiefer Sutherland, Eva Longoria Parker and Kim Basinger - doesn't always fire on all cylinders. That's a shame because on paper the casting looks top-notch.

The premise is reasonably promising - Douglas plays disgraced Special Agent Pete Garrison who must pit his wits against his former proteges, Agents Breckinridge (Sutherland) and Marin (Longoria Parker), and avoid capture long enough to unmask the real traitor. As he races to prove his innocence, Garrison's mission is further complicated by his romantic entanglement with First Lady Sarah Ballentine (Basinger).

The trouble is that the film feels dated, failing to deliver a convincing post-9/11 realism to proceedings. And, after a good start, the plot begins to labour and becomes predictable, with some of the storyline links stretching credibility. That being said, the cast is strong, and it's still worth catching.

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Genre: Film

Running Time: 104 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 2006

3/5 Stars

Classification: 12 Certificate

Production Country: USA

Filmed in Colour


Image for Michael DouglasMichael Douglas...Pete Garrison
Image for Kiefer SutherlandKiefer Sutherland...David Breckinridge
Image for Eva Longoria ParkerEva Longoria Parker...Jill Marin
Martin Donovan...William Montrose
Ritchie Coster...The Handler
Image for Kim BasingerKim Basinger...1st Lady Sarah Ballentine
Image for Blair BrownBlair Brown...National Security Advisor
David Rasche...President Ballentine
Kristin Lehman...Cindy Breckinridge
Raynor Scheine...Walter Xavier
Chuck Shamata...Director Overbrook
Paul Calderon...Deputy Director Cortes
Clark Johnson...Agent Charlie Merriweather