C. A. Luster | Burke, VA USA | 08/21/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Jeremy Irons has played in good and bad movies but his acting is usually quite good. This movie is one of his better roles. He plays a husband and journalist. He loses part of his family when terrorist hijack the plane while they are going to India. He decides to go after the killers when they are released without punishment. He uses the resources of a journalist and some hints from the CIA to track them down. What he doesn't realize is he is being used by the CIA to clean up their involvement. He receives assistance from an FBI agent well played by Forest Whitaker. All in all a very good movie. Not constant action but a good action thriller with excellent production values, sets, music, and direction. If you like movies were an average person takes matters into their own hands to protect their family or to get justice, you will enjoy it."
A mesmerizing thriller!
Hiram Gomez Pardo | Valencia, Venezuela | 08/08/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
From time to time, certain films emerge from the quotidian triviality (and this is one of them) to engage us from the first shots, to make we live with those personages the fatalism of his dramatis personae, leaving our accustomed positions of simple spectators.
When an airplane is taken by a group of terrorists, the correspondent stage of control rescue operation will be out of control, and the mess will be reigning and so, the abominable, repudiated and nasty event will concluded with the blood spill of fifteen innocent victims. Among them, three were linked with a magazine editor - his wife and two daughters -. This awful nightmare will become an inexhaustible search of justified punishment around the surviving kidnappers; but when the fine threads of the power have turned in, these kidnappers are set free, due legal artifices.
As you may guess, this abominable state of things are far to remain undamaged, and the long arm of the revenge will begin to grow, reaching levels of cosmic justice.
Vibrant performances of Jeremy Irons and Forrest Whitaker (what a knockout acting!). There is no any possible reason for you to miss this intriguing thriller, one of the most remarkable in years.
A cult movie from its instantaneous release!
After disturbing opening, becomes ridiculous...
Hiram Gomez Pardo | 08/25/2003
(2 out of 5 stars)
"This movie was dropped from U.S. release after Sept. 11th. It should have been dropped for just being dumb. After a traumatic opening sequence where Irons loses his family in a hijacking, the movie spirals into unbelievable twists as Irons tracks down those responsible. Honestly, after the past few years, can anyone believe that finding terrorists is this easy? Makes you wonder what Irons and Whitaker are doing with their careers and confirms (for those who doubted) that Jason Priestly can't act."