Mike Kiehn | London, England | 10/28/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Picture the scene...Saddam Hussein (apparently French judging by his accent) goes to Thailand to purchase a case of machine guns... personally. To celebrate cliching the deal the devout muslim pours a glass of vodka for his Thai warlord friend and swigs from the bottle himself uttering one of the classic lines of modern cinema... 'A toast!'. He then stumbles on to the veranda of the hut to be nuked by Ice-T in a sttthhtealth (sic) fighter. We laughed for hours! OK so the film is terrible but that one scene makes this a work of absolute genius! Here is 'a toast' to the inspired direction and sparkling performance by 'Saddam' he diserves an Oscar!! Perhaps the CIA could replace the real Saddam with the star of this film. No one would be able to tell the difference!"
TYPICAL ACTION FILM; 1.5 STARS
MICHAEL TAYLOR | RICHMOND, VA USA | 09/13/2004
(1 out of 5 stars)
"AN AIR FORCE PILOT [ICE-T] FAKES HIS OWN DEATH ONLY TO RESURFACE AS THE PARTNER OF A DEADLY LATIN AMERICAN ARMS DEALER [ANDREW DIVOFF]. WHEN A STEALTH GETS STOLEN AND IT'S USED TO TARGET THE MILITARY, IT'S UP TO ONE MAN [COSTAS MANDYLOR] TO STOP HIM BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE. ONE THING THAT CAN'T BE DENIED IS THAT THIS MOVIE IS BORING. THE ACTION IS NOT WORTH WATCHING, THE SCRIPT IS DUMB, AND THE STORY JUST GETS TIRING AFTER A WHILE. ERNIE HUDSON'S ACTING TALENTS ARE ONCE AGAIN WASTED IN ANOTHER LOW-RENT DIRECT-TO-VIDEO FILM. IF YOU LIKE ICE-T AND WANNA SEE ONE OF HIS MORE RECENT FILMS, SAVE YOUR MONEY AND RENT OR BUY ''OUT KOLD''."
Hey, what do you want anyway?
James F. Fitzgerald, Jr. | Colorado | 03/15/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)
"We have a competition to see who can find the worst movie. Then we watch it with a group of guys and call it "Men's Stupid Movie Night." This movie qualified, as do all of the movies by this director. It was pretty entertaining if viewed from that point of view. Bad dialogue, an incomprehensible plot, innappropriate and ultra cheesy sets, lousy "acting", stolen footage from other movies, no regard of military protocol, uniforms, weapons systems, and anything that resembles a real military situation. Since we invite our sons, we actually look for clean movies to mock, and this is full of gratuitous bad language, such as the scene where Ice T unloads a barrage of F-Bomb flak at the President of the United States. As Ice T states so succinctly, "What a wasthte!" I could not agree more."
ICE T FIZZLES
Michael Butts | Martinsburg, WV USA | 03/24/2005
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I have yet to see how Ice T keeps getting roles in movies. He is such a bad actor, and he has no screen presence. Yet he keeps cropping up in inane movies like this one. This time he's a traitorous pilot who fakes his own death so he can resurface working for some drug or munitions lord and steal a stealth fighter to accomplish assassinations for the criminal. He is tracked by his former co-pilot, a straight arrow guy whose marriage is floundering because he spends too much time at work? Come on, ladies..you marry a military man, you expect this. Having recently seen HOT SHOTS 1 & 2, this is the kind of movie those gems spoofed; this would have been better had it been a spoof. Aside from Ice T's stony performance, we get Wishmaster's Andrew Divoff with some kind of phony accent; Costas Mandylor huffing and puffing his way through his standard role; Erika Eleniak pouting in her few scenes as Costas' estranged wife; and funniest of all, Ghostbusters' Ernie Hudson as the President of the United States.
It's all tastelessly dull and routine, and I give it two stars only because I finished watching it."