A Washington D.C. lawyer inadvertently discovers that a Congressman was assassinated by a cabal of renegade NSA operatives, and is himself hunted by those assassins–via military satellites, electronic surveillance, tracking devices and every other spy apparatus now available to the Orwellian state. [Dir: Tony Scott/ Will Smith, Gene Hackman, John Voight/ 132 min/ Thriller/ Corrupt government, Search & Seizure]
External Reviews of Enemy of the State
“As the title implies, this is a libertarian must-see. It was a movie ahead of its time, accurately depicting the full monstrosity of the National Security Agency – over a decade before Edward Snowden’s revelations. With Jack Black as an NSA agent and Will Smith as the reluctant outlaw, this movie is a real treat for anyone who enjoys quality acting and values liberty.”
–Libertarian Movie Reviews
“This remarkable  film already told us in a fictional story of the NSA’s spying and capabilities, then and what was to be.
“Maybe Snowden highlighted the NSA spying with more specifics, but anyone paying attention would have suspected these things were going on long ago. Indeed, even in the commentary by Siskel and Ebert, especially Ebert, at the end of this 1998 review of Enemy of the State shows the suspicions that were known about state spying.”
–Economic Policy Journal