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Executive Decision (1996)

Director:
Stuart Baird

COUNTRY
USA

Genre
Action/Thriller
NORWEGIAN TITLE
Critical Decision

RUNNING TIME
134 minutes

Producer:
Joel Silver
Screenwriter:
Jim Thomas


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
David Grant Kurt Russell ½
Lt. Colonel Austin Travis Steven Seagal -
Jean Halle Berry -
Rat John Leguizamo -
Cahill Oliver Platt ½
Cappy Joe Morton -
Nagi David Suchet -
Senator Mavros J. T. Walsh -

 

Review

Slow, cliché-ridden and predictable thriller which loses whatever momentum it may have had once the suspense dries up. Kurt Russell is out to save the day, but lacks edge in his performance. The only remarkable thing about this film is... (spoiler alert) that Steven Seagal falls out of the sky and doesn't come back. Among a solid list of supporting actors, Oliver Platt's performance is the only one which is really interesting, but alas he is underused.

Copyright © 27.2.1997 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang
(English version: © 15.10.2020 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang)