2006-03-30 13:06


Jeff Talley (Bruce Willis) is a disillusioned hostage negotiator who leaves Los Angeles to become chief of police in a small town. Then three delinquent teenagers follow a family home intending to steal their car, but find themselves trapped in a compound on the outskirts of town owned by a corrupt accountant. Panicked, the teenagers take the family hostage, placing Talley in exactly the kind of situation he never wanted to face again.

Talley readily hands the hostage situation over to the sheriff and leaves the scene. But inside the compound is information critical to the mysterious criminals and their operation. They will stop at nothing to get what belongs to them, including taking Talley's family hostage, forcing him to resume the command he had abandoned.

What the critics are saying:

"Director Florent Siri shoots everything in a burnished haze of MTV bling and slathers Bruce's operatic emoting with violins, like mustard on ham. It's nasty, violent, artistically barren and kind of fun."
- Paul Arendt, BBCi Film

"Explosions, gunfights and suspense may keep you awake for a while, but not if the movie assaults logic and holds common sense hostage."
- Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune

"A pile of blood-soaked toxic waste dumped onto the screen in an attempt to salvage Bruce Willis's fading career as an action hero."
- Stephen Holden, New York Times

Bruce Willis stars in this brutal and exploitative action film that is as stupid as it is violent.

ok 2005/06/04 9:20 AM
excellant glued to the screen
Ted-d 2005/06/04 9:45 AM
It's an action movie, not an art movie If you rate this one as an action movie (which it is) you'll find it has what it needs to keep you rivited. I was impressed with the fact that the ending wasn't predictable (except for the fact that the good guy would win-- but we like that). The movie reminds me of the earlier action movies like DIE HARD where it was about pure action and not about arty camera moves and elaborate sex scenes that have little or nothing to do with the story line. I think it was well done and I enjoyed it for what it was... Without a Paddle
c 2005/06/04 11:54 AM
c c
michaelagyei 2005/06/06 3:34 PM
trailer trailer the trailer
michaelagyei 2005/06/06 3:34 PM
trailer trailer the trailer
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