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Blown Away (1994)

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Opening within one month from each other in 1994, Blown Away invited many comparisons to Speed. Both are pyrotechnical displays involving mad bombers and a multitude of flying building debris and body parts. The cop and the mad bomber in this one are Jimmy Dove (Jeff Bridges), a veteran of the Boston Bomb Squad planning to retire from the force, and Ryan Gaerity (Tommy Lee Jones), a revenge-crazed explosives expert who has recently escaped from a detention center in Northern Ireland. It seems

May 15, 2001

MGM Home Entertainment

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All Critics (26) | Top Critics (9) | Fresh (5) | Rotten (13) | DVD (6)

No one will be blown away by this formula thriller.

April 18, 2008
KPBS.org

One of the better suspense thrillers of the early 90's

May 12, 2005
Moviehole

Someone should tell director Stephen Hopkins that 'action thrillers' require one small ingredient--action.

January 5, 2004 Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com
TheMovieReport.com

you won't be

July 29, 2002
Kalamazoo Gazette

Annoyingly bereft of the whiz-bang action that a movie like this desperately needs. Still, Quaid does a darn good job.

July 26, 2002 | Comments (2)
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Audience Reviews for Blown Away

Excellent action thriller starring Tommy Lee Jones as wonderfully crazy bomber and Jeff Bridges as bomb squad member with a past. While the mad bomber is taking out one after another of the hero's squad team with some really mean explosive devices the main character is struggling with his history. Sure, there are some stereotypes about Irish people in America covered here and not all characters are as round and interesting but it's still pretty damn exciting to follow the bomber's path of destruction and the booby traps and chain reactions he builds. The showdown on an old casino ship is simply spectacular. One of the most exciting action thrillers of the 90s with a pretty good soundtrack, too.
January 10, 2011
ironclad1609

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Not bad at all. The soundtrack was filled with U2 songs and it was quite fun to watch someone in the cast sing and 'dance' to it.

Tommy Lee Jones plays the role of the mad Irish bomber who just got out of prison and has decided to target members of the Boston Police bomb squad, it just so happens that Jeff Bridges is about to retire from the bomb squad and settle down. Forest Whitaker plays the fresh, cocky sob in the bomb disarmament unit.

An ok action flick riddled with just enough rubes, clues and explosions. Superb acting from Tommy Lee and Jeff Bridges.

Everyone loves a hero. But who is it gonna be? ;)
October 29, 2009
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Ginny  X

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Tommy Lee Jones, Forest Whitaker and Bridges & Son performances make it a worth while watch!
September 24, 2009
SirPant

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Where was I when this movie came out? To me a hidden all star film. This Movie is loaded with Stars, Jeff and Lloyd Bridges a father and son team from Ireland, Jeff is a ex IRA Bomber who is now on Boston's Bomb Squad, Until bad guy Tommy Lee Jones shows up, and he plays the expert bomb maker who is crazy and after Jeff Bridges for past wrongs. Forest Whitaker plays a new member of the bomb squad who sits around and figures just whets up with Jeff and what it is he's hiding from his past. Suzy Amis plays Jeff?s new wife and has come along way from her starting role in Miami Vice. Full of action, chase scenes and thrills, my only question how did they run electricity to a abandon ship ????? Still no less then 5 stars.
September 22, 2009
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