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2006-03-30 13:07


When master explorer Dirk Pitt (Matthew McConaughey) finds a fabled coin linked to a historical legend, he takes on the adventure of his life as he embarks on a treasure hunt through some of the most dangerous regions of West Africa. As they search for what locals call the "Ship of Death" - a long-lost Civil War battleship that protects a secret cargo - Dirk and his wisecracking sidekick, Al Giordino (Steve Zahn), meet Dr Eva Rojas (Penelope Cruz), a beautiful and brilliant doctor who believes that the hidden treasure may be connected to a larger problem that threatens the world around them.

Hunting for a ship that no one else thinks exists, Dirk, Al and Eva must rely on their wits and their daring heroics to outsmart dangerous warlords, survive the threatening terrain and get to the bottom of both mysteries.

What the critics are saying:

"A chunky story and spectacular set pieces distract attention from plot holes that could safely accommodate a nuclear submarine."
- Paul Arendt, BBCi Film

"Whatever it lacks in substance it makes up for in gloss, humor and thrills, and a good time should be had by all."
- Paul Clinton, CNN

"It may not be Raiders of the Lost Ark, but Sahara, the screen adaptation of Clive Cussler's sprawling African adventure yarn, is a movie that keeps half a brain in its head while adopting the amused, cocky smirk of the Indiana Jones romps."
- Stephen Holden, New York Times

Matthew McConaughey and Penelope Cruz star in this good old-fashioned high fat, high caffeine adventure story. The movie may be terminally silly with huge holes in the plot, but its still lots of fun, no matter which way you cut it.

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charlieh 2005-06-28 08:44 AM
Sahara Too loud and the heros are overly brash, no where as sauve as the Clive Cussler originals Go watch the movie though for an entertaining evening out yes
james vivier 2005-06-30 01:58 PM
sahara adventure movies are always fun and you have to live with the dream mr/ms Smith

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