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Tookey's Rating
5 /10
Average Rating
4.33 /10
Kit Latura ............ Sylvester Stallone, Madelyne Thompson ..... Amy Brenneman, Roy Nord .............. Viggo Mortensen
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Directed by: Rob Cohen
Written by: Leslie Bohem

Released: 1996
Origin: US
Colour: C
Length: 109


An accident traps some people in a road tunnel between Manhattan and New Jersey.

Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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Released in the aftermath of a fire in the Channel Tunnel, this disaster movie could scarcely have been more topical; but the plot is drivel, even by Stallonian standards.
For most of the time, itís hard to know where the characters are, or whatís going on, or why. The characters are such a tedious lot that itís hard to care what happens to any of them. The dialogue doesnít bear thinking about, let alone speaking, and the few lines that do exist are either yelled by Stallone, in which case his diction renders them indecipherable, or they are drowned out by some explosion or other.
That fine actress Claire Bloom appears in a demeaning role which gives her little to do except die of hypothermia. The sight of her sitting cold , confused and without the will to live pretty much summed up my reaction to the whole movie.
Stallone had made entertaining contributions to the action genre, such as Demolition Man and Cliffhanger, but charging people to see this shambles looked suspiciously like Daylight robbery.

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