Civic Duty

Rated R 100 minutes 2007

Playing a creep even colder than the stiffs he tended on Six Feet Under, Peter Krause makes a bid to become the poster child of post-9/11 paranoia in director Jeff Renfroe's 94-minute stay in cinematic Gitmo. In this Rumsfeld-era reworking of the Michael Douglas angry-white-guy clunker Falling Down, Krause plays a recently canned accountant who finds a new concern to pass the time: the semi-suspicious activities of "the Middle Eastern guy" (Khaled Abol Naga) who just moved in across the apartment complex. Unable to convince either his wife (the appealing Kari Matchett) or a dour FBI agent (Richard Schiff, slyly underplaying), he starts to run out of patience -- and then remembers the handgun in his drawer. Expected ironies about homeland security, racial profiling, and fears of the Other land like a rain of anvils, and director Renfroe matches Krause's worked-up performance with a jiggly, flashy approximation of off-brand Tony Scott.

Film Credits

Official Site:

Director: Jeff Renfroe

Writer: Andrew Joiner

Producer: Eli Rothman

Cast: Peter Krause, Khaled Abol Naga, Richard Schiff, Kari Matchett, Ian Tracey, Mark Brandon, Val Cole, Brenda Crichlow, Agam Darshi and Mark Docherty


Civic Duty

Show Times

Sorry there are no upcoming showtimes for Civic Duty

Add a review


Select a star to rate.

Anonymous and pseudonymous comments will be removed.