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Daylight (1996)

Director:
Rob Cohen

COUNTRY
USA

Genre
Disaster/Action
NORWEGIAN TITLE
Dagslys

RUNNING TIME
109 minutes

Producer:
John Davis
David T. Friendly
Joseph M. Singer
Screenwriter:
Leslie Bohem


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Chief Kit Latura Sylvester Stallone
Madelyne Thompson Amy Brenneman
Roy Nord Viggo Mortensen
Frank Craft Dan Hedaya -
George Tyrell Stan Shaw
Steven Crighton Jay O. Sanders
Sarah Crighton Karen Young
Ashley Crighton Danielle Harris -
Roger Trilling Colin Fox -
Eleanor Trilling Claire Bloom -
Grace Calloway Vanessa Bell Calloway -
Vincent Sage Stallone -

 

Review

A good opening premise leads you to believe that you're in for a good ol' disaster movie, starring a youthful and good-looking Sylvester Stallone, who incidentally talks refreshingly quickly, and what looks to be an intriguing Viggo Mortensen character. Appearances can be deceiving, however, because once Stallone gets himself through all those ventilation fans in exciting fashion, Daylight exposes itself as the cliched melodrama it actually is. From that point on, the film is reduced to banal sentimentality and a very limited, Hollywoodian understanding of the human psyche: Every group of people in a dire situation needs a leader, and the power-struggle for that position is the most important aspect for surviving. Other interpersonal subtleties are quickly thrown out of the window or the tunnel in this case along with all the fun and suspense. Director Rob Cohen looks set on replicating The Poseidon Adventure, but fails monumentally.

Copyright 14.10.2020 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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