It's the kind of film that seems to be rushing along to the next action scene, and since Mostow knows how to stage action it is effective. In fact I enjoyed the action scenes so much I would have given this film 4 stars but the attempt at profundity in the last 15 minutes definitely undercuts what was a solid and entertaining b movie.
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