Buena Vista Pictures | Release Date: November 8, 1996
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Generally unfavorable reviews based on 208 Ratings
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TubeyJun 30, 2015
The star of this isn't Mel Gibson (although his performance here is up there with his career best), but rather Gary Sinise, who in the role of Jimmy Shaker has portrayed one of the most criminally underrated villains in modern cinema.The star of this isn't Mel Gibson (although his performance here is up there with his career best), but rather Gary Sinise, who in the role of Jimmy Shaker has portrayed one of the most criminally underrated villains in modern cinema. Genuinely cold, terrifying and chilling in his persona.

The movie itself is very well delivered and holds up almost 20 years later. The mob connection subplot is the weakest thread of the script and isn't played out as well as it could have been, but the pacing is excellent throughout, the suspense nailed down to an artform and is a thoroughly enjoyable watch.
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LoRevisorAug 13, 2016
WTF????? What is wrong with the stupid public gaving negative reviews...

A very solid Ron Howard movie about kidnapping, Mel Gibson is Perfect as ever here, Rene Russo is great, and the co. stars too, Some Iconic scenes of 1990's movies
WTF????? What is wrong with the stupid public gaving negative reviews...

A very solid Ron Howard movie about kidnapping, Mel Gibson is Perfect as ever here, Rene Russo is great, and the co. stars too, Some Iconic scenes of 1990's movies you find here!!!
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SimpsonFansJan 16, 2017
Mr. Howard has made Ransom in the same clean, swift, logical style that sent his "Apollo 13" into orbit, resulting in a spellbinding crime tale that delivers surprises right down to the wire.
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Tiber5Jan 16, 2017
Mr. Howard has made Ransom in the same clean, swift, logical style that sent his "Apollo 13" into orbit, resulting in a spellbinding crime tale that delivers surprises right down to the wire.
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eva3si0nNov 20, 2017
From where there are so much negative responses? The movie has turned out not bad. The plot is registered not badly, there are several excellent subject twists. It is just not the bad thriller with stealing, it is difficult to make somethingFrom where there are so much negative responses? The movie has turned out not bad. The plot is registered not badly, there are several excellent subject twists. It is just not the bad thriller with stealing, it is difficult to make something unique with such format. Mal Gibson has played not badly, not Mad Max of course, but at the worthy level. Expand
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ThisIsSparta666Jan 16, 2017
Mr. Howard has made Ransom in the same clean, swift, logical style that sent his "Apollo 13" into orbit, resulting in a spellbinding crime tale that delivers surprises right down to the wire.
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PAMAJan 16, 2017
Mr. Howard has made Ransom in the same clean, swift, logical style that sent his "Apollo 13" into orbit, resulting in a spellbinding crime tale that delivers surprises right down to the wire.
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Pama300Dec 11, 2016
Mr. Howard has made Ransom in the same clean, swift, logical style that sent his "Apollo 13" into orbit, resulting in a spellbinding crime tale that delivers surprises right down to the wire.
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Creepers200Jan 16, 2017
Mr. Howard has made Ransom in the same clean, swift, logical style that sent his "Apollo 13" into orbit, resulting in a spellbinding crime tale that delivers surprises right down to the wire.
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EndermanJan 17, 2017
Mr. Howard has made Ransom in the same clean, swift, logical style that sent his "Apollo 13" into orbit, resulting in a spellbinding crime tale that delivers surprises right down to the wire.
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MinecraftFMar 29, 2017
Mr. Howard has made Ransom in the same clean, swift, logical style that sent his "Apollo 13" into orbit, resulting in a spellbinding crime tale that delivers surprises right down to the wire.
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