Sunday, May 3, 2009

Breakdown (1997)

4 / 5
Tagline: A cross-country trip. An unexpected breakdown. The trap has been set.
Directed By: Jonathan Mostow
Written By: Jonathan Mostow, Sam Montgomery
Actors Include: Kurt Russell, J.T. Walsh, Kathleen Quinlan
Genre: Thriller, Action, Drama
Length: 95 minutes
Banned: Nope
Country: USA

A nice little chiller that reminded me of "Spoorloos (The Vanishing)" only not so powerful and way more Hollywood. A couple are travelling when their car breaks down. The wife accepts a ride with a truck driver, and the husband stays behind to watch their vehicle. Then the husband finds himself in a pickle when his wife completely disappears! He tracks down the trucker that gave her a ride but he denies ever having met her. Will he be able to track down his wife before something terrible happens to her? There are some pretty cool intense scenes where we aren't sure what's happened or if someone is going to be caught, but I do think the Hollywood thing kills it in some weird way. Still relatively fun to watch, but don't expect something original or amazing.

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