When cargo plane pilot Frank Towns and co-pilot AJ are sent to the Tan sag Basin in Mongolia to evacuate the staff of an oil exploration operation, they assume they are on another routine operation.
But shortly after take-off the plane encounters a massive sand storm that rips off its antenna and destroys its left engine, forcing them to crash land in the middle the foreboding Gobi Desert - in the middle of summer.
The plane is damaged beyond repair, and the surviving eleven passengers and crew are stranded with little food and water. When an eccentric survivor named Elliott suggests that they build a new plane from the undamaged components of the wrecked C-119 cargo plane, the others dismiss the idea as madness.
But as their numbers dwindle and all chance of being rescued fades, they realize that Elliott's plan is their only chance. Their only way out is up.
What the critics are saying:
"It lacks a real sense of urgency, but there's enough turbulence among the survivors to keep things interesting and the underrated Dennis Quaid quietly sizzles in the starring role."- Stella Papamichael, BBCi Film"...it didn't have surprises or suspense for me, and the actors on their own aren't enough to save it. I'm not recommending it for those who know the original, but it might work nicely enough for those who have not."- Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times"A moth-eaten stranded-in- the-desert yarn so manipulative that the involuntary jolts of adrenaline it produces make you feel like a fool."- Stephen Holden, The New York Times
Just another typical Tom Cruise action film, with nothing to get too excited about. The film is loaded with action-film stereotypes and cheesy one-liners. Read More »
Add your review
Hands of Stone is a bland, unlikable portrayal of a real-life boxer that struggles to hit the highs of Rocky IV let alone Raging Bull or the original Rocky. Mark this one down as “for boxing fanatics only”. Read More »
Add your review
South AfricaCity Press
Johannesburg CBDResourcing Solutions
HousesR 1 200 000
HousesR 1 750 000
HousesR 6 900 000