Buena Vista Pictures | Release Date: November 8, 1996
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Generally unfavorable reviews based on 207 Ratings
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pgmarkDec 16, 2010
Average at best and I hate Hollywood on remakes. I liked the original better with Ford even if it is a bit dated now. Nothing special here but worth a watch if bored.
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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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GrantN.Jan 17, 2006
A quality movie but one would expect more from Gibson and especcialy Howard after Apollo 13.
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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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FadeBlackJun 27, 2017
Decent enough thriller, carried by a great performance by the legendary Mel Gibson. The plot is entertaining, but disintegrates into cartoonish nonsense the further on it goes. It feels like it doesn't know itself how seriously it should takeDecent enough thriller, carried by a great performance by the legendary Mel Gibson. The plot is entertaining, but disintegrates into cartoonish nonsense the further on it goes. It feels like it doesn't know itself how seriously it should take itself, and maybe suffers a bit from that. Still, worth a watch. Expand
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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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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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