There is so little in "The Siege" that I didn't see coming. It was all so organized, so meticulously potted that in their attempt for plausibility they lost the suspense that could have so benefited this movie.It is obvious that subtlety is not applied in this movie...in fact, I doubt if it really understands the meaning of the word. However, you want to like it. You really, really do. And you kind of can, if you just let yourself. The acting is good enough to make you want to believe, and if the script wasn't so blatant perhaps the process would be easier. It's an interesting story. An Arab militia group is terrorizing the city, and Denzel Washington, his partner Tony Shalhoub (who is one of the great character actors of the decade)and the enigmatic Annette Bening are brought in to help. Okay, so Annette Bening isn't brought in, she just kind of ingratiates herself into the operation, becoming a sort of fixture. Soon, it escalates out of their hands, and Bruce Willis (who'd have ever thought he could play a *tough* guy?) is a General on the scene to institute Martial Law. The nearest Football stadiums become gulags for 14-40 year old Arab males. Some torture, a little murder, and very little progress ensues before Denzel Washington tells the General that his actions are unconstitutional. An interesting story doesn't necessarily make a good movie, though. It doesn't even seem to try to be more than it is, which would have possibly made it endearing. It just...is.I didn't tell you anything here that you shouldn't be able to figure out, unless you force yourself to be gullible. In which case, can you tell me how to do that so I can really enjoy movies like this?