Year of Release: 1997
Director: John Woo
Approx. Running Time: 181 minutes
My Rating: 4 stars (Out of 5)
From Back Cover:
"THIS ISN'T JUST A THRILL RIDE, IT'S A ROCKET..."
-Richard Corliss, Time Magazine
FBI aganet Sean Archer (John Travolta) knows how to stop elusive terrorist Castor Troy (Nicolas Cage). He'll become him. Archer undergoes a futuristic surgery and has Troy's face mapped onto his, then infiltrates the terrorist's world to discover his deadly secrets. But as much as Archer looks and acts like Troy, he doesn't really know him. He never figures Troy will retaliate and force doctors to transform him into Archer. Now the agent faces a shattering nightmare: his archrival is living with his family.
The Travolta/Cage star-powr comes on strong and so does the excitement in this roaring thrill machine of a movie directed by John Woo (Broken Arrow). So buckle up. It's going to be a furious fight.
Action/Sci-Fi receiving 4 stars from me?? Yeah, I know, a little out of character but it's a really interesting and entertaining movie. Not exacly high-brow entertainment, but what the hell.
Rated R (MPAA)
1997 (Year Of Release)