moviemaking slips over the plot of Disclosure in a
perfect fit. Director Barry Levinsonís film has
incredible gloss and polish and it accomplishes its primary mission admirably because itís pure
fun to watch. Levinson really has done a masterful job
in maintaining a feeling that this is an action filled yarn, when
in reality the heaviest duty action takes place in Meredith Johnsonís office after hours.
Thereís a fair measure of high tech nibblings for cinema technophiles, but this film set in the
corridors tiled by computer bytes really is old
fashioned corporate action wrapped in shiny foil paper, with
a big pretty bow of Douglas/Moore on top.
The cast is an appealing mix of new and old pros. Michael Douglas
hasnít lost the last leaves of youthfulness and provides enough drive and energy as computer
executive Tom Sanders to do credible battle with Demi Mooreís ice cold lady exec of the cinematic
nineties, Meredith Johnson. The two stars ignite some sexual sparks, but mostly they hiss
venomously at one another in a battle for corporate survival. The supporting players in Disclosure give it special appeal. Caroline Goodallís steadfast portrayal of Tomís wife
lends a center of stability to the film and gives Tom something more for which to fight. Roma
Maffia is feisty and down to earth as Tomís lawyer, and Donald Sutherland does his best oily
Donald Sutherland in the role of DigiComís CEO.
You laser visit to the world of DigiCom wont be a disappointment. This is a disc production consistently up to the standards
of its high tech setting. The images are extremely sharp, and quality control was better at the
laser plant than at DigiComís CD Rom plant since Disclosure
plays with no apparent dropouts or excess video noise. The colors are punchy, yet natural. The
sound track for this disc is very fine. Ennio Morriconeís score that embellishes the excitement
is full throated and in excellent balance with ambient sound and dialogue.