No Way Out
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Quibbles aside, this fast paced nail-biter may be one of the quickest 2 hours of cinema ever filmed. Costner plays a Navy commander assigned to a high level post in the DOD, where he, and the Secretary of Defense become embroiled in a murder/scandal. The bulk of the film chronicles the Departments Under Secretary's attempts to quash the problem. A high level Russian mole in the U.S. government is being pursued throughout the film. The chase keeps narrowing down more and more drawing the government officials closer and closer to the culprit. The tension became almost unbearable as the mole was about to be trapped.
Costner, for a change, is really convincing in his role, the tight dialog helping him immeasurably. Sean Young actually smiles in this movie and looks twice as good as all her other newer movies put together. Gene Hackman has the usual commanding screen presence.
All in all, a fabulous politically charged thriller you ought not to miss!
What I loved about it was the unexpected. I cannot recall a single film that so effectively fooled me. Sure, there are things that, if you look at logically, you question, but I didn't care at all at the time because I was so immersed in the story.
The supporting cast is filled with terrific actors, most especially Gene Hackman, who is one of the all-time greats, and Sean Young. It is also easy to forget how hot she was at this time and this movie showcases why.
Should be given a proper blu ray treatment with all the special features. It is a great great film, one of the best of the 80s.
By the way, I am reviewing the all region dvd. It has Korean writing on the case and that concerned me but all I had to do was turn those subtitles off. It does not have English subtitles, and I don't know if the CC works with this, so any deaf customers may want to know that.
The title of the film refers to Farrow being trapped inside the Pentagon. Tom Farrow's name may be an homage to John Farrow's earlier film. In any case, the characters are drawn weakly, and their behavior tends not to make sense. Both Farrow and Brice play along with Pritchard's lunacy, when any sane person with two brain cells to rub together would go straight to the FBI instead of involving himself in innumerable crimes on account of an accident. Pritchard drags a hotel bellboy from Annapolis to identify the elusive Yuri. The bellboy walks around the Pentagon in the colonial regalia that he wears to work. Why? What would you think of a man who eats bugs off of your car for no particular reason? That's Farrell. There's a lot of weird stuff here. The film runs longer than it should due to superfluous scenes near the beginning, as well.
Gene Hackman doesn't have enough to work with.Read more ›
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Young naval officer Kevin Kostner must prove his himself innocent of a young girl's death by exposing the real killer.Published 8 days ago by Susan Kulkarni
Had the pieces to be a great thriller but danced around it with minor suspense or shock value. Costner and Hackman are always solid but it means nothing with a lackluster script... Read morePublished 1 month ago by pattk77
Even though it was made 27 years ago, this movie holds up well. It was the movie that made me take notice of Costner, and still my favorite one of his. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Harmon McCraw
Glad to own this movie for the first time in my collection of of over 400 other movies... who needs cable or that dish! Read morePublished 3 months ago by Bully-bully
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