Blown Away (1994) - Rotten Tomatoes

Blown Away (1994)




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Movie Info

Tommy Lee Jones and Jeff Bridges star respectively as a psychotic (but creative!) explosives expert and a bomb-disposal cop out to stop him in Boston.more
Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By: Joe Batteer, John Rice, M. Jay Roach
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 15, 2001
MGM Home Entertainment


Jeff Bridges
as Jimmy Dove
Tommy Lee Jones
as Ryan Gaerity
Lloyd Bridges
as Max O'Bannon
Forest Whitaker
as Anthony Franklin
John Finn
as Capt. Roarke
Josh McLaglen
as Prison Guard
Ken Kerman
as 2nd Prison Guard
David Nowell
as Helicopter News Came...
Larry Reynolds
as Wedding Band
Dee Nelson
as Mother
Robert "Bobby Z" Zaj...
as Helicopter Pilot
Whitney Cline
as Babysitter
Michael Macklin
as 1st TV Reporter
Sara Edwards
as 2nd TV Reporter
Evelyn Lee-Jones
as Gospel Singer
Mark Berry
as Motorcycle Cop
Faleena Hopkins
as Irish Girl
Michael Reyolds
as Wedding Band Member
Larry Reyolds
as Wedding Band Member
Terry O'Shea
as Wedding Band Member
George Landers
as Wedding Band Member
John Farrell
as Wedding Band Member
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Critic Reviews for Blown Away

All Critics (26) | Top Critics (9)

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
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Full Review… | July 1, 1994
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
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Full Review… | April 12, 2002
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

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.

Jens S.

Super Reviewer


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? ;)

Ginny  X

Super Reviewer

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.

Bruce Bruce

Super Reviewer

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