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Overall Rating

Awesome: 12.05%
Worth A Look: 27.71%
Pretty Bad: 18.07%
Total Crap: 10.84%

5 reviews, 53 user ratings

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by spork-girl

"John is holding his cigs funny. Maybe it's a scientologist thing"
3 stars


Formulaic and barely interesting, even John Travolta's scientologist ass can't save this flick.

I exaggerate. It's not bad for its genre. It doesn't stand out in any way either.

To summarize, Christian Slater is the good guy. John Travolta LOOKS like a good guy, but he's really a bad guy (but not in the same way that he LOOKS like a BAD guy in Face/Off.) They are Air Force pilots. John steals some nuclear weapons. Christian saves the world.

And that's pretty much it. A lot of the humor fell apart. And John was over the top. In a bad, unamusing way. And Christian Slater is a gun toting idiot who hasn't done anything cool since pump up the volume. They have the requesit (when did this become requisite? Where was I when they voted on this?) ex-football-star-turned-action-actor. And the requisit hot chick who is a toughie but still needs a man to dave her sorry ass. I hate that.

Uhm, save your money, unless you really really like John or Christian. They really weren't bad. 3 sporks.

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User Comments

9/14/17 morris campbell cartoonish but exciting 4 stars
4/02/10 JB Travolta's performance is terrible and Slater shows why he is not a quality actor 1 stars
3/29/10 Sugarfoot Disappointing when it came out, but now one of Woo's better American efforts. Sad. 3 stars
12/24/09 Jeff Wilder John Woo's direction and Travolta's performance raise it above the ordinary. 4 stars
9/19/09 Steven Fun cheese. 4 stars
8/30/08 Shaun Wallner Awesome storyline! 5 stars
3/30/08 Pamela White great action Travolta does not make the best villian 3 stars
1/19/08 dude awesome 5 stars
5/25/07 Sugarfoot This is when Woo's legacy started to crumble. 3 stars
3/09/07 johnnyfog Travolta's crazy for no reason. Fairly entertaining 4 stars
1/11/07 Sepi53 Good Action film, Travolta is always great! 4 stars
12/01/06 David Pollastrini Ain't it cool? 4 stars
9/01/06 Michele fun travolta's always good 4 stars
6/12/06 William Goss Along w/ The Peacemaker, a decent actioner that I can flip on and enjoy more than I should. 4 stars
3/11/06 Dillon Pure fun with Travolta chewing up the scenery 4 stars
8/16/05 ES Mr. Travolta playing the same villain we'll get to see over and over again!= poor us 1 stars
6/06/05 Daveman Crap, but entertaining crap. 2 stars
6/03/05 Indrid Cold Very cheesy compared to Face/Off, but still a decent action movie. 3 stars
5/30/05 Phil Thinking "this is one of those crap movies". But can't help liking it! - Decent action flic 4 stars
2/19/05 Jeff Anderson WHAT A WASTE! The action scenes are weak & Travolta just isn't convincing as a villian! 2 stars
9/27/04 Archanist_101 What a classic 5 stars
7/01/04 "Meth Lab" for Dummies. CLASSIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 5 stars
5/09/04 PAYNE Well... At least it's better than another Van-Dam flick! 5 stars
3/28/04 john "you know...for kids!" 2 stars
3/26/04 Mars 2071 great braindead action-flick 5 stars
3/17/04 PAYNE_KillerZ A nice little brain dead ACTION flick, for a careless Friday or Saturday... !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 5 stars
3/05/04 Brandon Brown the movie is dumb 2 stars
12/14/03 Agent Sands Not what one would expect from the Woo man, but a damn good popcorn movie. 4 stars
5/16/03 mr. Pink Oh come on! Yes, it's preposterous and gleefully so! Great Fun! 4 stars
4/25/03 Dark Barøn Travolta is funny! wait, this isn't a comedy?? 3 stars
10/14/02 Jim Unusually involving action flick 4 stars
5/21/02 Charles Tatum Often headache inducing. 3 stars
1/22/02 R.W. Welch Overdone and unconvincing, but some socko explosions. 3 stars
1/12/02 Eskimo Samantha Mathis & Christian Slater together again (lifts ass & farts) oh yeah! 2 stars
12/09/01 Shane Robert Myers!!!!!!!!!!!!!! stealing nukes yet again, can't terrosit think of something original!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 4 stars
12/02/01 Brian Broken Movie would have been a better title 1 stars
10/27/01 Andrew Carden Let's Face It, Travolta Is Only Good In Thriller, Comedy, or Musicals. 1 stars
8/31/01 TLsmooth The start of Travolta's second decsent into hollywood oblivion. Thank you Jesus. 1 stars
6/26/01 Lars Pettersson John Woos worst movie.(I haven't seen Hard target) But anyways... 2 stars
4/29/01 Bront switch your brain off, and enjoy a movie length explosion, with a great zimmer score 5 stars
12/04/00 Cristopher Revilla good action flick, three helicopters destroyed, weird! 4 stars
11/13/00 The EVIL Penguin just awful 1 stars
6/28/00 Bruce Can't touch Woo's Hong Kong efforts, but still pretty good 4 stars
4/29/00 Joseph P. Ulibas Woo's contractually obligated studio film 3 stars
1/29/99 Scott Stipe This movie led the way for a new wave of in your face action films. Wow 5 stars
1/23/99 C Dub About as entertaining as taking an arrow in the ass. 1 stars
11/16/98 Jules I hate it when an original director buys into the mainstream... 2 stars
11/14/98 Rageboy Woohoo! John Woo and John Travolta rock! Christian & co = cool! Hans Zimmer's score rox 5 stars
9/14/98 Chip Taylor First rate action. 4 stars
8/31/98 Mister Whoopee Lousy. Woo's Nike ad with the Brazil soccer team was more enjoyable. 1 stars
8/28/98 Johny Forgiveable because Woo could the power to make FACE/OFF 2 stars
8/24/98 The Capital City Goofball I'm with Back To The Future girl. Arrow marked the death of Slater's career. 1 stars
8/24/98 JenniferLorraine Depends on what you want from a movie. I felt it was predictable. 2 stars
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