Year of Release: 1997
Director: Simon West
Approx. Running Time: 115 minutes
My Rating: 3 stars (Out of 5)
From Back Cover:
-The Denver Post
From the hit-making producer of The Rock and Crimson Tide comes the hard-hitting blockbuster Con Air starring Academy Award winner Nicolas Cage (1995, Best Actor Leaving Las Vegas; The Rock), John Cusack (Grosse Point Blank) and John Malkovich (In the Line Of Fire)!
A prison parolee (Cage) - on his way to freedom - faces impossible odds when the maximum security transport plane he's on is skyjacked by the most vicious criminals in the country...led by the infamous murderer Cyrus "The Virus" Grissom (Malkovich)! Buckle up and hang on tight as explosive, high-flying action soars to new heights...and delivers high-caliber motion picture entertainment!
"A Pure Adrenaline Rush!"
-Sixty Second Preview
Is Nicolas Cage's fake southern accent annoying as hell? Very much so. Are some of the plot points a little hard to swallow? Yes. Are some of the lines in the script a bit cheesy? Of course, it's an action movie. Is this one really fun movie? Damn straight.
Lots of people get killed. Lots of shit gets blowed up. And there's a lot of guys running around with guns. Oh yeah, and it stars not one or two, but FOUR of my favorite actors - Nicolas Cage, John Malkovich, John Cusack, and Steve Buscemi.
Rated R (MPAA)