Midnight Crossing Reviews
October 31, 2014
A group of 80s Floridians decide they're going to sneak into Cuba to find $1 million in can that was hidden when Castro took control of the country. Their plan, of course, does not go as planned and they find themselves in all sorts of hot water with Cuban authorities and with each other. The film really wanted to have that "The Lady From Shanghai" steamy hotbed of people on a boat feel to it, but it really doesn't come close, despite a decent cast that includes Faye Dunaway, Daniel J. Travanti, Ned Beatty and Kim Cattrall looking really young and cute. However, the nice 80s vibe to the film was enough to hold my interest.
January 26, 2013
Faye Dunaway and Kim Cattrall headline this convulted thriller in which two married couples go away to the Bahamas but Dunaway's husband(Daniel J. Travanti)has other plans, he wants to retrieve cash off the coast of Cuba. Not only does both couples have to contend with Cuban pirates, and their leader(Ned Beatty)but also each other as greed overtakes each one and they all have their hidden agendas. What could have been a decent little B movie becomes overplotted with dreadful dialogue to sink the film's potential. It also has a scene where Dunaway, who is blind in this movie being chased on the boat and turns into Wait Until Dark, which does not work, and speaking of not working, how about that speedo that Travanti has to wear? I found this movie to be a mess and the cast is game but stranded, I hoped for something better.