24 November's TV movie 24: Redemption found Kiefer Sutherland's Jack Bauer a chastened man. Helping orphans in Africa, he was hoarse not for the usual reason… 24 November's TV movie 24: Redemption found Kiefer Sutherland's Jack Bauer a chastened man. Helping orphans in Africa, he was hoarse not for the usual reason… 2001-11-06 2010-05-24 Drama Karina Arroyave Carlos Bernard Sarah Clarke Elisha Cuthbert Dennis Haysbert Leslie Hope Mia Kirshner Kiefer Sutherland Reiko Aylesworth Daniel Bess Richard Burgi Currie Graham Laura Harris Dennis Hopper Gregory Itzin Zeljko Ivanek Penny Johnson Jerald Michael Massee Vicellous Reon Shannon Jean Smart Brian Grazer Fox
TV Review

24 (2001 - 2010)

24, Kiefer Sutherland | JACK IN BLACK : Kiefer Sutherland has his gun back, and he's happy to use it in 24
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JACK IN BLACK: Kiefer Sutherland has his gun back, and he's happy to use it in 24
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Start Date: Nov 06, 2001; Genre: Drama; With: Karina Arroyave, Carlos Bernard, Sarah Clarke, Elisha Cuthbert and Dennis Haysbert...; Network: Fox; More

November's TV movie 24: Redemption found Kiefer Sutherland's Jack Bauer a chastened man. Helping 
 orphans in Africa, he was hoarse not for the usual reason (barking orders), but from asking his Inner Good Guy for forgiveness for his CTU-agent sins.

On 24's long-awaited Day 7, Jack has 
returned to the States to face a congressional committee on charges of torture. Quixotic old Jack — he now says he has no regrets about his previous actions. Such heroic flip-flopping comes in handy when dishy FBI agent Renee Walker (Annie Wersching) yanks him out 
of his hearing to help pursue villains with ties to Redemption's African terroristic regime. These include Carlos Bernard's Tony 
Almeida, long thought dead by perhaps 
only one 24 fan in the universe. (That would be Jack.) Everyone, good and bad guys, 
is racing around trying either to protect or take control of a ''CIP firewall,'' some dealio that protects a lotta government info.

Er, okay. Whatever. Just as long as the action kicks into gear with a minimum of ridiculous plot-twisting — unlike most of Day 6. Fresh characters like Agent Walker and the new president, Allison Taylor (a brisk Cherry Jones), mingle nicely with familiar faces like...oh, if I told you, the whining spoiler-phobes would howl. Let's just say that after the two-night, four-hour season premiere, Jack will have threatened to jab a Bic pen into a bad guy's eardrum, and you'll feel the warm glow of sadistic glee that signals a jolly good start for vintage 24 mayhem. B+

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Originally posted Jan 07, 2009 Published in issue #1030 Jan 16, 2009 Order article reprints
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