Sahara Reviews

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Top Critic
April 14, 2005
Despite the vast beauty of location settings in Morocco and Spain, the vast lack of chemistry between the two stars is appalling.
April 12, 2005
Sahara is many things, but it is not a movie. It is the skull-splitting cacophony of 21 producers and four screenwriters (that we know about, anyway) standing in the same room shouting into their cell phones.
April 11, 2005
It drove me crazy. It made National Treasure look like a documentary.
April 9, 2005
April 8, 2005
McConaughey's no Harrison Ford. And no one cracks the whip of originality.
April 8, 2005
A mediocrity wrapped inside a banality, toasted in a nice, fresh cliche.
April 8, 2005
Unlike Raiders of the Lost Ark, which this movie wants so desperately to be, there's nothing here to engage the brain along with the eyeballs.
April 8, 2005
Entertaining but flawed popcorn fare.
April 8, 2005
This one has everything: stereotyped characters, shaky camera work, absurdly inappropriate pop songs on the soundtrack, a confused tone, misplaced zaniness and a nonsensical story.
April 8, 2005
Let's hope today's 10-year-old boys aren't too jaded by Matrix reruns to enjoy this for the good clean fun that it is.
April 8, 2005
Productions this guiltlessly corny need real personalities to sell them, and unlike the dull National Treasure, Sahara has a few.
April 8, 2005
The one-liners, mostly bland, are used so liberally that they water down the action.
April 8, 2005
Eisner is not remotely up to the challenge. Spending millions on action scenes does not mean you get them right.
April 8, 2005
It's about good ol' boys on a rip-snorting adventure, and to that end, it succeeds.
April 8, 2005
Stands as one more bit of throwback entertainment that's better than I expected -- and not much more.
April 8, 2005
McConaughey and his co-stars make the case that fun, however fleeting, is still fun.
April 8, 2005
Whatever it lacks in substance it makes up for in gloss, humor and thrills, and a good time should be had by all.
April 8, 2005
Good-natured enough to entertain here and there, but that otherwise loses its way long before the characters complete their implausible quest.
April 8, 2005
I enjoyed this movie on its own dumb level, which must mean (I am forced to conclude) in my own dumb way.
April 7, 2005
Eisner shows himself to be a solid helmer of complex and beautifully staged action sequences with a sure ear for character interplay and an exact eye for glorious widescreen framing with nods to images from Lawrence of Arabia.
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