Ron Howard teams up with Mel Gibson in what should be a fun packed,
action thriller. However, there is one word that really describes what
this film is like. And that word is 'Average'
This has to be one of the most 'ok' films I have ever seen. The plot is
about Mel Gibson trying to get his son back after he is kidnapped by a
group headed by a policeman (Sinese). However, halfway through the
film, instead of Gibson paying the ransom, he decides to make it a
'reward' to the first person who brings the kidnapper to him, dead or
Rene Russos part, as Gibsons wife, is underwritten, and hardly does
anything in this movie at all. However, the best role in the movie has
to Sinese. He has a real evil quality about him, and makes a very good
Another major problem with the film is that it is terribly overlong.
The film goes on for 1/2 hour longer than it should. You're glad when
it finally ends, which is a bad sign for a thriller.
Overall, I was disappointed with this film. It's like Ron Howard had
nothing better to do, and made this to make some quick money. With a
bit more development, this could of been one of the best thrillers of
the year. However, it turns out to be merely average.
Copyright © 1997 David Wilcock