Films

Filmmakers' Protestations Fail to Justify 'The Siege'

By 
Judith Gabriel

The Siege
By Edward Zwick
20th Century Fox Films, 1998

For all the noise surrounding the opening of "The Siege," it turned out to be one more brainless but not innocuous action movie, undeserving of the barrage of publicity stirred up in the debate surrounding it.

"The Siege" erupted onto the American scene well before the controversial film opened in theaters in November, with widespread media coverage of threatened protests and boycotts, prompted by the initially alarming tone of promotional trailers.

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