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Genre: Feature Film-Action/Adventure
Release Date: 1-MAR-2004
Media Type: DVD
Top Customer Reviews
From the almost documentary-like opening title sequence, devoid of music and replete with the sounds of a foreign land, this suspense epic builds slowly and with unique conviction. The terrorists are all played realistically and no one goes overboard into the realm of ham. Shaw is gritty and and steel-eyed as he works against the clock to stop the plot.
Bruce Dern plays an ex-Vietnam helicopter vet hired by the terrorists to aid them in their plot to explode a uniquely devasting bomb at the Super Bowl. He is at his psychotic best, and one scene, late in the film, is particularly intense as we watch him break down before the camera and reveal just how deeply distrubed he truly is.
The score by John Williams is one of his best, using a simple 8 note motif that is introduced early in the film with piano and flute, and by the film's climax, is heard in thudering orchestral glory.
This is suspense thriller with a brain, so don't expect wild action from scene one. It builds slowly, with sporadic action scenes interspersed, as it aims toward it's climx at the big game.
Ironically, the film's achilles heel are it's special effects near the film's end. Cinematographer John Alonzo was alowed to handle the effects shots and later, the director had to redo most of them at the last minute.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Like this film a lot - one of the classics concerning football ...Published 23 days ago by MustRead-Gal
Bruce Dern portrays an unbalanced vet who returns from the war with a mission to destroy a football field full of people. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Picardfan007
Black Sunday is everything right about Hollywood. Starting with a gifted writer, Thomas Harris, "Silence of the Lambs" and "Red Dragon," also excellent adaptations. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Michael P. Naughton
I got this movie for my boyfriend, because when it's on TV he can't tear himself away from it. He loves to watch this.
It plays great.
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