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One of the shortest action movies I've ever seen.
It's dumb fun through. Pure 90's chesse.
Probably the worst hijack movie ever. Snipes is totally unbelievable and the plot is equally incredulous
Entertaining Die Hard rip-off.
Bad movie. The film features a terrible script, bad performances, uninteresting action and weak direction, resulting in an action movie misfire.
This movie is awsome
Wesley Snipes is John Cutter in Passenger 57. Cutter is a security specialist for airlines, but is going through a rough patch in his life as his wife was recently killed in a robbery that he tried to stop. He blames himself and is unable to focus on his career, or dating life. When his friend Sly Delvecchio (Tom Sizemore) gets him a job with a major airline he cannot refuse. It is not long after that he is on board a plane, as Passenger No. 57, to Los Angeles to start his new position. At the same time a deranged criminal and terrorist Charles Rane (Bruce Payne) is also on the same plane to be on trial for previous terrorist activities.
The movie sets itself up right from the beginning as they introduce the hero and the main villain and foreshadow their obvious encounter to be. It is not long before Rane has taken over the plane with a handful of associates. Cutter is the lone man in charge of balancing the safety of himself and all the passengers on board. Rane is ruthless and will kill anyone and demonstrates this on passengers and even his own men. The film does not bother to explain how or why his crew were able to get weapons on board to dispense of the FBI agents on board, but this is typical of many of these films during this time. None of Rane's henchmen are given much more than a name, and their unquestionable loyalty or motivates for helping Rane is never mentioned. There is a scene where the plane lands and Rane attempts to escape. This plan is foiled by Cutter and others, and more of Rane's henchmen are killed. Rane does not even seem to feel any remorse or regret for the loss of any of his men.
Passenger 57 is an action movie that is definitive of its era. The action is solid, a few cheesy lines and jokes are spread in throughout, and the villains have a criminal look or size to them. A joke such as Cutter yelling out, "Always bet on black", in regards to roulette and his obvious winning over Rane, was likely a crowd pleasing line for its time. The film has some plot holes and unexplained motives of most of the characters. With the exception of Rane and Cutter there are no notable characters, and even these two are not given much development aside from a tumultuous past. Snipes is solid as a leading man, but is not able to demonstrate his full acrobatic abilities given the circumstances on the plane. The film sticks to the basic elements of an action movie, and asks the audience to not view it as anything more than that. Payne is a good solid villain and Elizabeth Hurly has one of her earliest roles. Despite the catchy film title, a solid cast, and some good action, Passenger 57 is a below average action film for its time.
Passenger 57 (1992) C-84m. ?? D: Kevin Hooks. Wesley Snipes. Laughably stupid action picture about skilled cop Snipes taking on terrorists and escaped convict who take control of airplane and demand large sum of money. Or something like that. Desperately routine storyline is so dumb it actually becomes somewhat hard to follow as it protrudes on . . . Never believable and ill-conceived from the word go. In sort: a real yawn.
plane gets hijacked but as luck would have it, Wesley snipes is on board to kick ass. relax and enjoy!
Another early 90s action flick that will never be remembered, So predictable, Lazy acting, Cringe worthy humour that was not really needed, The action was ok in parts but nothing special, Apart from the blade films Snipes never hit the hights of Stallone or Schwarzenegger in the action genre and this film proves that he is an after thought and the black version of Van Damme.
A boring action flick that offers very little besides all the cliches in the book. It is hard to be thrilled when you can foresee everything that is going to happen, and when our main hero is and villain are as shallow as they come.