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This film is fun, fun, fun.
Bring out the geek in you and look at those amazing visuals.
Michael Bay's best movie.

A Nightmare on Elm Street

Terrific slasher film, with one of the most original premises and most memorable villains in the genre


Not the best pixar film, but still delightful.

Saw II
Saw II(2005)

The first was excellent, i'm yet to see this.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Fun adaptation, but a little uneven and not a patch on the original.


An overated, overblown, monotonous experience

The Lion King

My favourite disney film of all time.


Superb superhero movie.

The Day After Tomorrow

Boring CGI -fest with no compelling storyline or characters

Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

Best of the prequels, more action, more drama and Vader is born!

Bruce Almighty

Some good laughs, Morgan Freeman is great as ever, but it feels like a wasted opportunity.

Miss Congeniality

The premise is better than the film.


An awesome James Bond film

Diamonds Are Forever

The best thing about this is Connery's return. There's much silliness and Charles Gray is a weak villain, but is made up for by some very satisfying set-pieces and an unforgettable pair of henchmen.

On Her Majesty's Secret Service

The first half drags like hell, the second is pure brilliance with a fantastic finale. Lazenby is a bit dull, but Diana Rigg is one of the best Bond girls ever!


Ungraceful tripe. Full of 2d cardboard cut outs of characters, a mythological version of the fifties and nails on a blackbord musical numbers.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Entertaining, but even more slowly paced than the original. The child star's acting inmproves but the direction needs a kick up the backside.

Toy Story
Toy Story(1995)

Disney/Pixar Classic is funny, heartwarming, beautifully animated and supremely voiced.

The Bourne Identity

Decent thriller, with a solid performance from Matt Damon, but there are few memorable set pieces and it's neither as exciting nor as clever as it thinks it is.

The Simpsons Movie

Lots of fun, great voicework from the enitre cast and funny from start to finish.

Casino Royale

Best James Bond film in years. Daniel Craig rocks, the action is exihirating and the plot is believable. Roll on Bond 22!

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Can a movie be called 'art'? Judging by this, the answer is yes. Stunning.


only 7/10 on flixster?
...I must be dreaming.
Witty dialoge, great villain, great action scenes, aston martin DB5, best henchman EVER, terrific final showdown and the 'I can't believ they got away with that' Pussy Galore. What's not to like?
Do I expect you to talk? No, expect you to watch Goldfinger.

X2: X-Men United

A step up from the first movie, every mutant gets their fair share of screen time and development whilst fitting in some terrifically executed set pieces. A little too long though and the action still doesn't come quite as often as it should.

For a Few Dollars More (Per Qualche Dollaro in Più)

Despite the ammoral implications of vigilante justice, who cares? These films were never about good guys. You WANT Lee Van Cleef to get his revenge on schizo psychopth Indio, you WANT Clint shooting up lots of bad guys, you WANT the legendary cinematography, the cracking chemistry between the enitre cast and an intense final showdown. And this film gives exactly that. An improvement on the first film and one of my favourite Westerns.
I mean, that hat duel scene? Wow.

Son of Rambow

Flawed but entertaining and overall feel-good family fare. Confused script owes much to the two charming leads.


Decent superhero movie - Jackman is perfect as Wolverine but other characters are underwritten. Also there could be a little more action - it sometimes feels like it's holding back for the sequel.


A genius piece of mind boggling intrigue.
Superbly acted and directed at breakneck speed, it's one of the best thrillers I've ever seen

Pearl Harbor
Pearl Harbor(2001)

'i need you more than ben affleck needs acting school...' you know the song

Batman Forever

Almost as bad as Batman and Robin.

Die Hard
Die Hard(1988)

The definitive kick-ass action movie with an iconic performance from Bruce Willis and a deliciuosly devious Rickman.

Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Almost as good as the orginal.
A tense, action packed, thrilling adventure.

The Sound of Music

An enjoyable, lighthearted musical.

The Terminator

Worthy of it's cult status and as perfect role as Arnie ever had. Action packed and tense.

Paranormal Activity 2

Should have been called 'Normal Inactivity'.Next to NOTHING happens in this film. It's a tiresome slog through lightweight family drama filmed through a shaky cam, with the occasional falling pot or a cupboard flinging open. The actors do a decent job, but the dialogue never evolves beyond watercooler talk and we never learn anything about them.
Prepare for long drawn out scenes of complete nothingness which I assume the film makers must have mistook for genuine tension, peppered with misjudged 'BOO!' moments that are more likely to inspire laughter than fear.
Things don't get remotely interesting till the final 20 minutes, but by then my patience was spent, and the cardinal sin for a horror film is to be boring (quite a feat for a scant 85 minute running time).

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

One of the best Potters, darker, more action packed and even better acting from the kids this time around.

Live Free or Die Hard

The action sequences are standout and Bruce Willis hs still got it. The plot doesn't make much sense and some scenes are way over the top, but it's fast paced, exciting stuff with a few jaw dropping moments. I thought the computer geek sidekick got a few laughs too.


Blitz is so head-slappingly awful it's difficult to know where to begin. Upstaged even by some of the worst B-movies in memory it employs Jason Statham in full on Dirty Harry mode accompanied by Paddy-what the hell am I doing in this film-Considine who are two fish out of water. One a cop so violent, un-pc and offensive he'd be called in for a disciplinary in the 70's, the other a tacked on gay guy who has to have his hair gelled up just to remind us that he's a homosexual. The paper thin plot sees the two track down a killer so obvious he must be invisible, seen gunning down cops in broad daylight in the middle of London streets, apparently leaving no eye witnesses or forensic evidence, despite donning a chavtastic tracksuit and fluorescent green sunglasses and is even seen cycling away from a crime scene in front of firemen putting out a blaze he started. The whole thing is so bizzarely stupid it almost works as an unintentional comedy, but thanks to a series of nasty, sadistic kill scenes which fail to generate tension, it just leaves a sour taste in your mouth. The entire story goes nowhere, with a killer the average police department could catch with their eyes closed, a pointless sup-plot about a drugged up police officer and so many plot holes you could write an essay about them. Possibly the worst British film I've ever seen, that even a 46% rating is baffling. Perhaps the critics wanted to believe that this wasn't to be taken seriously? Well I wanted to believe too. But then, where's the justice for the tree that had to die for this script to be written on? Think about it. R.I.P tree.

Quantum of Solace

Quantum kicks ass. It's not as good as Casino Royale but is by no means a let down. Peppered with frantic action and impressive stuntwork it nonetheless manages to fit in an interesting plot into its sleek 1hr 40min running time. Whilst it may not match Casino Royale for emotional depth it certainly beats it for pacing - I wasn't bored for a second.

Camille is a weaker Bond girl compared with Vesper but she is servicable and Dominic Greene is a smarmy, nasty piece of work whose master-plan is one of the more believable super-villain schemes to come out of the entire series.

It's a brooding movie filled with dark touches and Craig's ruthless, physical performance which cements him as possibly the finest actor to play the role.

But Bondians put your fears aside; this isn't Bond as we once knew, but he still packs in more than a few one liners, dry martinis and even manages to bag his signature gunbarrel sequence (you'll have to wait for it though!).

Having to live up to such high expectations after the brilliant Casino Royale was unfair but QOS confounds expectations; it's better than it has any right to be.

Wedding Crashers

Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson are great in this laugh a minute film. Some scenes do drag a bit though, especially the opening montage.
And the biggest laughs actually come from an uproarious cameo by Will Ferrel.

Final Destination 3

Predictable, predictable and whatsmore......guess what i'm going to say?
That's right, predictable. That's how predictable this is.
Of course, the bad acting and lack of plot doen't help either.

Teaching Mrs. Tingle

Oh dear oh dear. The best thing about this atrocity is unsurprisingly, Helen Mirren.

Live and Let Die

A good start for Roger.

A Christmas Carol

The best version of the Christmas Classic to date - Alistar Sim is marvellous!

Sudden Impact

The formula feels a bit weary, but the razor sharp direction by Clint himself means this one still has bite. Go ahead, watch it, and make his day.

A Clockwork Orange

McDowell gives a mesmerising performance in this unique and tense thriller. It's dark satire and chilling violence makes you want to look away but your eyes are glued to the screen.

The Golden Compass

A bitter disappointment. Great book stripped of its religious themes, plot rushed and resembling no more than your average cliche fantasy spectacle.

Rush Hour
Rush Hour(1998)

Its a pretty generic and virtually plotless martial arts movie. But gets by on the fun action and Chan and Tucker's chemistry.

Dr. No
Dr. No(1962)

The first film in the Bond series is still one of the best, A supreme thriller.

The Spy Who Loved Me

Roger Moore's best entry as 007. It's got great action, not too OTT comedy, one of the best Bond girls and of course Jaws!

District 9
District 9(2009)

An incredible acomplishment on a meager 30 million bucks which is around a tenth of avatar's budget and yet it shows ten times the imagination.
D9 begins as a satirical mockumentary about aliens being supressed on Earth (rather than the usual set up) before errupting into an explosive and wrenching sci-fi thriller.
Sharlto Copely is superb in the lead role aa he transforms from comically bungling office worker to conflicted freedom fighter in the war against his own kind. The special effects are stellar, the direction is pacy and inventive, the sotryline dotted with twists and turns and and many heartbreakingly human moments. This really is a must see.

Pulp Fiction
Pulp Fiction(1994)

What you get with Pulp Fiction is several superb films in one irresistable package.
Gloriously violent and demented, suprises round every corner and endlessly quotable - Inspired is the only word for it.
The performances, the dialogue, the black humour and THAT passage from Ezekiel make this a classic of the genre.


Style over substance triumphs here.


Not as bad as it's reputation. A good vllain, plenty of action but too much silliness and a confusing plot. It's neither as silly nor boring as Moonraker though and the plane finale is great.


Tepid thriller which wastes Connery ans Zeta-Jones on a silly and boring heist caper.

The World Is Not Enough

Positives? Better plot and villain that TND, but just as much exciting action. The negatives? Denise Richards, ocassionally pedstrian direction and a weak finale. Decent Bond though.

Die Another Day

After 40 years, this explosive 007 adventure proved that still nobody does it better - Pierce's last and one of his best.

Pineapple Express

Hey man, this is some good s**t - yiu should try it.
A bizzare mixture of action parody, stoner comedy and violent slapstick, Franco and Rogen are so damn likable they hold the film's wacky plot together.
It takes a small while to take off and the finale goes on for too long, but it's creative, entertaining and seriously funny stuff.

Step Brothers

It has its moments, but mostly goes for lazy or obvious jokes, many of them missing the mark. It also seems like theyn were making up the plot as they went along.
A very juvenile film in which Will Ferrel is wasted once again and did we REALLY have to see his ball sack?

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

The last movie in the trilogy sees Indy back globetrotting for the Holy Grail with his Dad (Connery and Ford are great together) and beating up countless Nazis on the way - marvellous!

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

A very good action adventure.
Dark and sometimes a little too grosse (the bugs!), it also has the annoying prescence of Kate Kapshaw.
But the film makes up for its shortcomings with rip-roaring action sequnces, Ke Huy Quan is the first child sidekick to actually kick some ass and Harrison Ford is great as ever.
Too often compared to Raiders to be appreciated on its own.

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

Ridiculous, but a hell of a lot of fun. It's great to see Harrison Ford back in the role and Spielberg delivers the goods.
And Shia LaBeouf is actually pretty good.

National Treasure: Book of Secrets

Indiana Jones ripoff?
No thanks.
An extremely silly film with very little real excitement.


A charming film.
Beautifully animated, endlessly inventive and thoroughly entertaining.
This is magical, uplifting cinema from the geniuses behind Toy Story and Finding Nemo.
It's also their best film to date and that's saying something.

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

The best of the Lord of the Rings trilogy and arguably one of the best films ever made.
Just one in HELL does this have a 7/10 rating on flixster? Sort it out people, this didn't win Best Picture for nothing.

Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

The pinnacle of the Star Wars series. Best storline, best lightsaber battle, best drama and the best twist.
He's his father y' know

Dawn of the Dead

A lot of gory fun, well executed and fast paced.

Resident Evil

Just....just play the games instead, for your own sake!

Final Destination

A cack handed slasher film. The good premise (Death is the killer!) is undone by poor acting, cheesy dialogue and completely unsubtle death setups.

King Kong
King Kong(2005)

With many unecessarily overlong sections, this king sized epic outstays its welcome, despite excellent direction. It's a marathon, but a hugely entertaining one at that.

Sex and the City

I guess 2 and a half hours of rich sluts complaining about how bad life is to them just isn't my cup of tea.


The effects and action are good but the plot is kind of dumb.
I hear the sequel is superior, here's hoping.

Halloween II
Halloween II(1981)

ARGH....the true horror is that this directed sequel to the masterful Halloween failes to deliver on scares, sacrifcing tension for gore.

From Dusk Till Dawn

This film is so's...kind of...good? Bad acting and illogical plotting countered by a striptease by Salma Hayek and exploding vampires.

Batman Begins

The action sequences are sometimes a little too frantic and it takes a while to get going, but this is nonetheless a great superhero that does the caped crusader justice with style and excitement.
Plus Bale is perfect in the role.

The Dark Knight

A triumph on every level.
Terrifically acted (especially Ledger) and brilliantly directed. It also has stunning action sequences and a labyrinthene crime plot.
It's without doubt the best Batman film, arguably the best superhero film ever and hell, it might as well be one of the outright best films i've ever seen as well.
This one deserves every inch of the praise.

Star Wars: The Clone Wars

A ple comparison of the once great Star Wras Saga. This is a monotonous, overly silly with preposterous dialogue. Still, the animation is ok.

101 Dalmatians

It lets sentimentality get in the way of good entertainment. The best thing about it is Glenn Close's Cruella.

Spider-Man 3
Spider-Man 3(2007)

Weakest of the trilogy, with too many villains and a little too much silliness. But its still funny, action packed with great performances. A great superhero movie in its own right.


Possibly the best sequel ever.

House on Haunted Hill

I threw not only popcorn at the screen, but every curse known to man.
This is a putrid, scareless, downright confusing and offensively stupid remake.

A View to a Kill

The worst James Bond film, simply because its plain boring.
Since when has 007 seemed so tired?

Die Hard 2
Die Hard 2(1990)

It's a great sequel, even if it's not a patch on the original.
Plenty of action and one-liners although the plot makes little sense.

Magnum Force
Magnum Force(1973)

Sequels are often severely underrated - this is an example - another gritty, tense and well directed addition to the Dirty Harry series.

Ace Ventura: Pet Detective

If you like Jim Carrey, this is the bees' knees.
But besides that, this has nothing to offer.

Urban Legend
Urban Legend(1998)

If you're going to steal elements from Scream, make sure they're BETTER done than originally. Still, the direction isn't bad and there are a few twists and turns - the main one you will see coming a mile away however and there are many laughs (all unintentional).

Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan

Clever, shocking and very funny. What WILL he think of next?

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

Well it goes without saying really - this is NOT as good as the first. However, it has some dazzinglingly imaginative set pieces, an entertaining villain and of course, Johnny Depp's Cap'n Sparrow - the life of the party.

Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End

Visually spectacular, but even longer and more confusing than the second.
Drags horrendously in the middle and never recovers - saved from becoming sleep inducing by a great finale.

Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

I can't diss the Phantom - it's the first Star Wars film I ever saw - the moment I beheld those lightsabers, I was hooked.

Mouse Hunt
Mouse Hunt(1997)

Whilst shallow, predictable and occaisionally mean-spirited, there is enough slapstick to keep you amused.

The Da Vinci Code

It's not as bad as the critics make it out to be. It is rather plodding though.

Gangs of New York

Too long and rather confused - still, there are some bloody battle scenes and Daniel Day Lewis is just great.

Spider-Man 2
Spider-Man 2(2004)

Even better than the first!

Dumb and Dumber

If I could assign the phrase 'guilty pleasure' to but one movie, it would be 'Dumb and Dumber'.

Never Say Never Again

A humorous, stylish, better version of Thunderball.


Proving bigger isn't always better, moonraker is silly and often boring, though somewhere there is a decent film underneath.


The weakest of Connery's entries. Too many underwater scenes and drags in the plot - it's still passable entertainment though.

Rambo: First Blood Part II

shouldn't it be 'Second blood' then?

The Man with the Golden Gun

Too much silly humour is allowed to creep in to make a fully satisfying film, but its got Christopher Lee and its OK.

The Golden Child

A load of nonsensical crud.

For Your Eyes Only

A nice change from the silliness of Moonraker, plenty of action and more serious.
It has a believable plot too and works to develop the character of Bond more than previous escapades.

Don't Say a Word

It just gets very silly and loses the tension - not bad for a saturday night in though.

The Prince of Egypt

One of Disney's finest moments.
This isn't just about religion, in fact it doesn't even matter whther you believe in the original story itself. It's one man's struggle to free his fellow people from opression.


This is a very tense thriller where Clint Eastwood doesn't play the usual hero... Full of suspense and twists.

The Gauntlet
The Gauntlet(1977)

Bit of a Dirty Harry rip-off this one - the story, characters and action aren't that effective and the finale is completely illogical.

Jason X
Jason X(2002)

You might have thought this would be a 'so bad it's good' movie, but no - it's just very, very bad. No really, it's awful, don't see it.
Would have given it 1 star but the ass-kicking cyber chick in tight leather warrants the extra point ;)

The Living Daylights

The direction feels a bit disjointed at times, but their is plenty of action and fun in this 007 adventure, plus Tim Dalton, one of the best Bonds.


A very good musical that gets only a decent mark because it's been done to death.

Romeo and Juliet

Not bad. An enjoyable enough adaptation.

The Fugitive
The Fugitive(1993)

A very tense thriller which stands out even today as truly excellent entertainment.

Amazing Grace

There could be more room for development of the other characters but it's excellently directed with moving performances all round.
Amazing Grace is a powerful and heartfelt epic - a struggle for justice over adversity.

Hot Fuzz
Hot Fuzz(2007)

A hilarious, witty, English murder mystery/American Buddy cop movie.
Full of top jokes and homages to everything from slasher flicks to Bad Boys 2!

The Emperor's New Groove

This looked like it was going to be one of the worst Disney movies - it's actually one of the best.

Pretty Woman
Pretty Woman(1990)

As far as cheesiness goes, this may be finest cheddar, but it's classy, moving, funny and doesn't insult your intelligence. A modern fairytale.

Bridget Jones's Diary

A nice surprise. Charming and fun.

Chain Reaction

An okayish thriller, but it doesn't bring anything new to the table. In fact, the first time you watch it feels like you've seen it before

Rat Race
Rat Race(2001)

The phrase 'guilty pleasure' was invented for films like this.

Austin Powers in Goldmember

More of the same and the jokes are cruder this time. But as entertainment, it suceeds in making you laugh hysterically.

Star Wars: Clone Wars - Volume 1

Some people claim these are better than the movies - my friend a Star Wars fanatic watched them with me - we mutually agreed they sucked.

Mission: Impossible 2

The first one was slick, style over substance - this one doesn't have a plot either but no good direction or writing to compensate...its a bore.

Road Trip
Road Trip(2000)

TRIES to be American Pie.

Dirty Harry
Dirty Harry(1971)

A gritty, thrilling crime drama where Clint Eastwood picks up his defining role. Truly gripping.

Raiders of the Lost Ark

One of the greatest action adventures ever made.

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

A cinematic masterpiece and by far one of the greatest fantasy epics ever made.

Shaun of the Dead

This incredibly funny and intelligent homage to zombie movies is an absolute classic.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

The best of the Potters so far. There's a sense of real danger here, as well as several sexy setpieces.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

One of the best of the series, this is a magical and thrilling adventure.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

A great adaptation, even if a little overlong.

The Pink Panther

The one that started it all off is still a guilty delight after all these years.

Batman & Robin

Best not mentioned in polite conversation.

Halloween H2O

Utter Balls.
The only way to kill Michael Myers is to stop seeing these awful films.

Air Force One

Harrison Ford rocks, simple as.
Good fun, simple as.

The 6th Day
The 6th Day(2000)

This sci-fi cloning film gives you double the arnie and falls twice as flat.

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

Mindless action, very dumb indeed. But at least the action is fun.

Wild Wild West

The very definition of a big budget flop.

The Sentinel
The Sentinel(2006)

The first time I saw this I thought it was an episode of a TV series

Black Knight
Black Knight(2001)

You can't but help think this was a lost opportunity, or something that should never have been done at all...lazy writing and tired jokes.

Billy Madison

As childish as the look on Adam Sandler's face suggests.

Dawn of the Dead

Wahey, I wasn't expecting this to be that good! I like surprises, this is action packed, well acted and bloody good fun.

Kill Bill: Volume 1

Not Tarantino at his best, but there's plenty of sword swinging, blood spurting action along with his ledgendary cinematography.

The Matrix
The Matrix(1999)

What can I say? One of the best action flicks of the 90's.

War of the Worlds

Nowhere near as good as it could of been, but not the disaster I was expecting.

School of Rock

This is actually a pretty entertaining, good natured comedy.

Shrek 2
Shrek 2(2004)

Just as good as the original, this is a fun, inventive and often hilarious delight.

Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers

2 and 3 were far from impressive, but with this the series REALLY started to crumble.

The Avengers
The Avengers(1998)

I'd pick the original series any day over this tripe. The only thing worth watching it for is Sean Connery's pleasingly hammy villain. Let's be quite candid here - swarms of mechanical bees, teddy bears and a weather control machine? BALLS!

Highlander: Endgame

Positively awful! The worst action film I have ever seen. Not only is the action competent at best, the acting poor and the special effects atrocious - the plotting is so confusing you'll spend half your time trying to understand whats going on!

Cop Land
Cop Land(1997)

Stallone gives his arguably best performance i(and is also overwheight!) in this darn good cop thriller.


Most of the time you'll wonder what the hell is going on.


A superb horror classic. Pity about all of the rubbish sequels.


Just a load of mindless, illogical shooting. Not that fun.

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

A superb action adventure that pales only in comparison to the other two incredible films in the series.

Get Shorty
Get Shorty(1995)

A clever, witty black comedy about gangsters.

You Only Live Twice

It's vintage Connery - it's a darn good time.

Starship Troopers

Gloriously gory fun, if a bit too long.

Hide and Seek

Nope, De Niro or not, this is baaaad.

The Great Escape

A wartime clsssic where the good guys don't always suceed.

Galaxy Quest
Galaxy Quest(1999)

It's good silly fun

Tears of the Sun

War shouldn't be this boring.

Wild Things
Wild Things(1998)

Erm...its a bit of a mess frankly - only worth seeing for Denise Richards getting her top off.

My Fair Lady
My Fair Lady(1964)

A nice little musical

Predator 2
Predator 2(1990)

Rubbish! Not a patch on the original and not scary in the slightest - it simply shouldn't have been.

The Mask of Zorro

Great swashbuckling adventure.

Ali G Indahouse

It raises a smile once or twice.

The Patriot
The Patriot(2000)

Great action, dumb script and shallow characters.

Thelma & Louise

An entertaining road movie.

From Russia With Love

One of the earliest Bond's and arguably the best - the tension never lets up.

The Scorpion King

It tries to imitate other, better action films, and fails. It's a bore.

What Women Want

Lighthearted, clever romantic comedy.

Who Framed Roger Rabbit

It's a bit of a classic really.

102 Dalmatians

Needless follow up to the average first film.

The Lost World - Jurassic Park

Considerably weaker than the first, but still delivers a pretty good action film.

Jurassic Park III

Rubbish plot, great scares.

Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Monty Python's funniest film and comedy genius.

Freaky Friday

Rather like the original.

Terminator 3 - Rise of the Machines

Not as good as it's predecessor's, but it's a cut above most action films.

Rush Hour 2
Rush Hour 2(2001)

The first one was average, teetering on poor. This IS poor.

Mr. & Mrs. Smith

A little confused, but essentially a popcorn movie.


A great action tadventure with crisp performances.