release year:1997 genre:drama/mystery/action viewing setting:theater, 6/15/97 what I expected:some kind of missing-person deal what I got:a riveting, sometimes chilling mystery movie
synopsis:Older professional couple packs everything they own into their Jeep Grand Cherokee and heads west to start over. Jeep breaks down, wife goes for help with a trucker...and simply vanishes. What does husband do?
impressions:This one kept me riveted, and guessing - and still managed to surprise me too. It had a good mix of suspense, action, and crowd-cheering-for-the-hero payback. Problem: the protagonists acted stupid sometimes, doing exactly what typical, mindless, weak people would do when instead they should have been kicking ass. Oh well, this isn't Aliens.
acting:Kurt Russell is believable as the husband who must forge on when all seems lost, put in situations that really make you wonder what you'd do.
final word:Good suspense movie, but like most such movies, it will become less entertaining with subsequent viewings because the mystery's spoiled.
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