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For years Brigadier General Francis Xavier Hummel, a decorated military hero, has petitioned the United States Government to honor his men who have lost their lives in service to their country during highly covert military operations by providing their families the same benefits and tributes due other war veterans. For years his efforts have been scorned. Now, angry and determined to seek justice, Hummel and a crack team of commandos seize control of Alcatraz Island, taking hostage a group of tourists. If reparations are not immediately forthcoming, Hummel plans to launch a battery of rockets charged with lethal V.X. poison gas on the San Francisco Bay Area. The city's only hope for survival is FBI chemical/biological weapons expert, Stanley Goodspeed, and a top-secret federal prisoner, John Patrick Mason, who also happens to be the only known convict to have escaped the island fortress. With the clock ticking, this unlikely and reluctant duo, escorted by a U.S. Navy Seal team, embark on a desperate bid to infiltrate the island and detoxify the weapons before disaster strikes.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 49
- Fresh: 33
- Rotten: 16
- Average Rating: 6.5/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: Pure why-not bravado, pumped-up and staggeringly dishonest but exciting just the same.
Fresh: Even in a movie that's all noise and bluster, Cage and Connery inject tasty bits of personality into their roles.
Fresh: A popcorn-movie deluxe.
Rotten: [A] 2 1/4-hour exercise in overkill.
What an Action Movie SHOULD Be
This is one of my favorite movies of all time because its suspenseful, action packed and the plot is very clever. Its a good movie for anyone who likes action movies. Its over 2 hours long but still manages to not bore you. A must have for your video collection.
Classic Action Movie of the '90s
This is such a sick movie. You know you want it.
Best action movie of all time
What a great movie. Cage and Conery work so well together, the action is just what you'd expect from a Bruckheimer film. What more could you want.....explosions, car chases, gun-fights...overall non-stop action.