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Actors: Eric Roberts, John Ritter, Rachel Hunter, Tyler Cole Malinger, Christina Ann Moore
Director: Serge Rodnunsky
Genres: Drama, Mystery & Suspense
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Not bad, not necessarily good either
Phil Behnke | Portland, OR USA | 07/16/2001
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Only the talent of guys like John Ritter and Eric Roberts can keep you interested in this slow-moving attempt at a suspense drama. Ritter and family are on vacation when they are conned, kidnapped, robbed and terrorized. With Eric Roberts as a villain it sounds like it would be good. Unfortunately Roberts isn't as intense as he was in The Specialist. What's even worse is instead of being scary they make him talk with a twirpy voice that gets obnoxious really fast. What were they thinking? John Ritter is good as always but there isn't much for him to work with. It would've been nice to see him get more revenge than he does in this movie. The premise of is very similar to the far superior Kurt Russell movie Breakdown which I recommend checking out instead. If you are a die-hard fan of Roberts or Ritter though, it should keep your attention. Keep in mind it's a low-budget direct-to-video movie and you get just what you would expect."
Eric Roberts scary in suspense thriller
Phil Behnke | 07/15/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Sometimes I rent a tape because I like the actor. I like Eric Roberts and give his new movies a try. He is a really evil kidnapper in this. Excellent suspense and direction. Even the script was good. This is the sort of suspense thriller that Hollywood used to make which relied on good acting and writing to entertain the audience instead of fireballs and car crashes. I really recommend this. Roberts plays one of the scariest villains in recent memory."
No thrills in this thriller
Brian Martin | From neither here nor there | 11/19/2007
(1 out of 5 stars)
"This movie was just plain bad. It's amazing how far Eric Roberts sank with this film, it is amazing he was ever considered Oscar worthy. The late John Ritter was a good comedic actor but drama was not his thing. I prefer to remember him in better days like in Skin Deep. Rachel Hunter is a still beautiful model but as of yet I have seen no proof she can act. As far as Tripfall goes, Ritter and Hunter are a married couple on vacation who are abducted by Roberts, who is now type cast as the late night cinemax bad guy. The scheme is to force Ritter to withdrawl cash from the bank and well.....that is it. If you are a fan of any of the leads in this film I would not even recommend renting this. It will only lower your opinion of them. On a side note the extra's on the dvd include a trailer. It is hard for me to imagine this made it to theaters."
Not as good as Breakdown - a wasted effort
Sam Watkins | Rockledge, Fl | 09/20/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"While Eric Roberts performed admirably in this film and John Ritter did his usual great job for what he had to work with, the story was dull and they really wasted the beautiful Rebecca Hunter.
The late John Ritter did a good job but the producers could have given him more. I see one reviewer compares this to Breakdown. Breakdown with Kurt Russell was much better, more suspenceful and they kept you wondering what really happened to his wife.
In Tripfall, the beautiful Rebecca Hunter spends the first half of the movie following Ritter around like a lost puppy and has at best about 2 speaking lines. In the whole second half, we see the beautiful Rebecca Hunter bound and gagged in the back of a van with her two children. I would think that she could have had a bigger role than this!
Eric Roberts was great in his part and played the villian admirably right to the end.
Not a bad movie but not even close to Breakdown. And directors, consider using Rebecca Hunter a whole lot more. She has talent, but you would never know it by this movie."