Faster than you can say "routine border patrol," a meth lab investigation turns into a blazing catastrophe for officer Jim Rhodes (former pro wrestler "Stone Cold" Steve Austin, in fine burly form). Four years later, Rhodes finds himself and his daughter in the lush Montana backwoods, forced by crazed bank robbers to track down a traitor who stole their loot. Hunt to Kill
opens with a lot of momentum; even if the material isn't particularly original, the scenes move swiftly and establish the characters effectively. The movie loses steam once everyone's clambering around in the woods, doing dumb self-defeating things and growing more and more cartoonish--including Rhodes, who only seems to stay alive by virtue of being the star of the movie. Still, Austin's fans will enjoy watching him snap limbs and climb up rocky cliffs with his mix of ordinary-guy-ness and animal brutality. The footage of the Montana wilderness is beautiful, with gorgeous shots of mossy woods and frozen waterfalls. Also featuring Gil Bellows (Ally McBeal
), Michael Hogan (Battlestar Galactica
), and the ever-present Eric Roberts. --Bret Fetzer
When Jim's (STEVE AUSTIN) teenage daughter is kidnapped, he's forced to lead a band of ruthless killers into the wilderness to retrieve their share of a missing heist score. In order to rescue his daughter, Jim must use his unique brand of survival skills to outsmart the kidnappers before it's too late. HUNT TO KILL is an action packed adrenaline rush about a man operating on his most primal instincts to save the one thing he's willing to die for - his daughter.