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Basic

  R HD Closed Captioning

John McTiernan

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Plot Summary

Academy Award® nominees John Travolta (Best Actor in a Leading Role, Pulp Fiction, 1994) and Samuel L. Jackson (Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Pulp Fiction, 1994) team up with action director John McTiernan (Die Hard, The Hunt for Red October, Predator) in a white-knuckle "thrill ride with a twist you won't believe!" (MairiAnna Bachynsky, ATV/CTV Entertainment) Also starring Connie Nielsen (The Hunted, Gladiator), Giovanni Ribisi (Gone in Sixty Seconds), Brian Van Holt (Black Hawk Down), Taye Diggs (Chicago) and Roselyn Sanchez (Rush Hour 2). A DEA officer (Travolta) is recruited to investigate the mysterious disappearance of a famed U.S. Army drill instructor (Jackson) and a group of cadets on a routine military exercise in the jungles of Panama. But the journey to uncover the truth leads to some dangerous and unexpected places when two rescued survivors tell dramatically different versions of what transpired. "Totally mesmerizing." (Lisa Petrillo, WFOR/CBS (Miami)/Extra)

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews

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21%
  • Reviews Counted: 142
  • Fresh: 30
  • Rotten: 112
  • Average Rating: 4.5/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: Made up of remnants from other, better films. – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone, Nov 24, 2006

Rotten: Nothing is as it appears, except the fact that nothing is as it appears. – Ed Park, Village Voice, Jun 24, 2010

Rotten: The plot twists, reversals, false accounts, unreliable narrators and conflicting testimonies that make up the story of Basic are just not worth revisiting, unless one wants to tie one's brain into a knot for no discernible reward. – Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle, Jul 30, 2003

Rotten: Artificial, manufactured and devoid of credibility. – Jan Stuart, Newsday, Jun 24, 2010

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Customer Reviews

I love Basic

Awesome movie..must see

Great movie

5 stars it a great a movie love john travolta hes amazing samual is also very good. Two amazing actors one great movie.

Love it

This movie is amazing!! One you will watch over and over.

Basic
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  • $12.99
  • Genre: Drama
  • Released: 2003

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