• Sahara
    2 minutes 25 seconds
    Added: May 9, 2008


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Sahara Reviews

Page 1 of 9
Cole Smithey

For an adventure movie based on chase scenes in exotic locations "Sahara" never takes hold because director Breck Eisner and his team of screenwriters can't agree on what the story's about or what tone should resonate against it.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: C-

April 18, 2009
Rob Gonsalves

The whole movie is a kick, actually.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 4/5

August 18, 2007
Prairie Miller
Long Island Press

A pretty offensive comedy about Africans who range from primitive to demonic that, sorry, is just not funny.

Full Review Source: Long Island Press

May 11, 2007
Russ Breimeier
Christianity Today

Vapid, lengthy, and mostly lifeless -- kind of like the desert it's named for.

| Original Score: 2/4

October 2, 2006

Sahara rather resembles National Treasure, another film with a strained story line and deadening lack of visual richness.

Full Review Source: MTV | Original Score: 2/4

February 7, 2006
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)

For "Sahara," the problem is that we have the Indiana Jones movies to compare it to, and I'm afraid there's no comparison. It's never more than a likable poseur.

Full Review Source: Bangor Daily News (Maine) | Original Score: C+

November 18, 2005
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight

It tried to be National Treasure and it failed.

Full Review Source: Cinema Sight | Original Score: 2/4

November 11, 2005
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal

The plotting is too complex for a generally stupid picture, but that didn't stop me from getting sucked in by director Breck Eisner's nicely paced action sequences.

| Original Score: B-

October 7, 2005
Michael Dequina

Like the African desert that lends the film its name, this so-called adventure is coarse, dry, and overheated.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 1/4

July 11, 2005
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)

Sahara's biggest problem is twofold: the film's subtle ideological bent is alarming, and, in the lead, McConaughey is only just barely tolerable.

Full Review Source: F5 (Wichita, KS) | Original Score: 2.5/5

June 11, 2005
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)

With this strong of a cast this film should have been much better.

Full Review Source: Spectrum (St. George, Utah) | Original Score: C+

June 7, 2005
Tony Toscano
Talking Pictures (U.S.)

I can't figure out just what I didn't like about this film, but I know I didn't really enjoy it.

Full Review | Original Score: D

May 3, 2005
Dan Marcucci and Nancy Serougi
Broomfield Enterprise having a swimsuit full of sand.

Full Review

May 2, 2005
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...nobody could've expected the unbelievable sense of dullness that's permeating every aspect of the film.

Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 1/4

April 30, 2005
Scott Andrews

A really, really dumb film, but it's lots and lots of fun and entirely lacking in malice.

Full Review Source: FilmFocus | Original Score: 75/100

April 23, 2005
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle

Just don't go expecting complex moral and ethical quandaries and you'll likely never think of Ishtar even once.

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 2/5

April 23, 2005
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly

A hot-buttered popcorn flick that's deserted by its writers in the last act.

Full Review Source: Boulder Weekly

April 21, 2005
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly

Sahara is a movie with Indiana Jones aspirations that plays more like a low-rent 007 clone.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4

April 21, 2005
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

In one spit-take-inducing moment, our heroes convert a wrecked prop plane into a desert sailboat, which they race across the sand to the strains of 'Magic Carpet Ride.'

| Original Score: 2.5/4

April 18, 2005
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals

Cussler's attempt to make his concept of an ironclad ship making its way from Richmond to the African desert is no more credible on film than on the written page.

Full Review Source: Cinema Signals | Original Score: 3/5

April 17, 2005
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