The Sentinel (2006)

Review

The Sentinel

Directed by Clark Johnson (S.W.A.T.), The Sentinel stars Michael Douglas and Kiefer Sutherland as former friends forced to become allies once it’s revealed that an unknown mole has infiltrated the Secret Service. Pete Garrison (Douglas) is a veteran agent drawn deeper into the conspiracy after his affair with the President’s wife (Kim Basinger) attracts the attention of lead investigator David Breckinridge (Sutherland). Eva Longoria co-stars as Breckinridge’s sexy new partner and Garrison’s protégé.

You would think that Longoria’s character would have mixed feelings about being in the middle of a feud but Johnson and screenwriter George Nolfi sidestep that conflict and focus instead on the inconveniences that come with leering advances from her co-workers. Since Douglas and Sutherland are both playing to type – the former in stoic, manly mode; the latter with Jack Bauer intensity – the movie only kicks into overdrive when Garrison goes on the lam to save the President.