Basic (2003)
Basic (2003) Genre(s): Action | Thriller

Directed by: John McTiernan

Starring: John Travolta, Connie Nielson, Samuel L. Jackson, Timothy Daly, Giovanni Ribisi, Brian Van Holt, Taye Diggs, Dash Mihok, Cristian de la Fuente, Roselyn Sanchez, Harry Connick Jr.

Synopsis: A DEA agent under suspicion of taking a bribe is called in to investigate a Ranger exercise that resulted in the death of a Sergeant and the disappearance of some of his Rangers.

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Newt's movie review

This is either another case of overhype or my expectations being too high. Tough call.

The movie itself was well done, with an almost constant downpour setting the mood and a great cast creating good characters. The story certainly lived up to its billing of many twists and turns and no answers until the end, but there was never an opportunity for me to figure it out. I had to be spoonfed the plot because there just wasn't enough information for me to draw the conclusion. So if you want a good Travolta/Jackson action movie with no thought required, then this is about perfect.

Added 19 July 2003 at 6:01 PM

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