Lisa Bonet

Controlled CHAOS Will Smith and Gene Hackman power the Big Brother tale 'Enemy of the State,' a taut thriller with terrific bloodlines and a taste for fire.

Remember Harry Caul? He was the surveillance expert portrayed by Gene Hackman in "The Conversation," Francis Ford Coppola's 1974 masterpiece of suspense, paranoia and contemporary existential gloom.

It turns out that Harry didn't fade away, he just moved to Baltimore. At least that's what's cleverly suggested in "Enemy of the State," Tony Scott's high-octane movie that pays homage not only to "The Conversation" but to the venerable canon of paranoid political thrillers, from "Three Days of the Condor" to "All the President's Men."

Featuring two solid and sympathetic performances by Will Smith and Hackman, and orchestrated...