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Escape Under Pressure (2000)

Under Pressure (original title)
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A car ferry carrying a valuable artifact is sunk by a group of international thieves.

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Elgin Bates, a billionaire art collector, hires a British sociopath to help him find a priceless, long-lost, storied sculpture. Bates's man unearths the sculpture in Greece, but it's taken from him by Athens customs agents and put on a tourist ship bound for a museum on Lesbos. En route, Bates's hired guns hijack the ship, start a fire fight with soldiers guarding the statue, and prepare to rendezvous with a sub in Bates's hire. On the ship are a scholar and her daredevil husband. She recognizes the statue and grabs it before the sociopath can. With the ship sinking, she and her husband are under figurative and literal pressure to find a way to escape with their lives and the statue. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated R for violence | See all certifications »
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When John is taking the taxi from the airport to the hotel in Athens, the taxi is a different car when it is driving through the streets of Athens. See more »

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acting elevates this film to average movie in the genre
1 November 2007 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

it seems lately,i've been seeing either average,or less than average movies.well this one fits in that category.it stars Rob Lowe.i found it to be a low rent version of Under Siege,and other movies of the type.the acting is pretty solid,and there is some tension which builds and builds,but doesn't really lead to anything.i found the action scenes boring.to me this movie isn't really compelling or engaging.i lost interest within about 45 minutes and started doing other things,while paying half hearted attention.the other thing i found with the movie is it doesn't have a high degree of realism to it.at least i didn't think so.still,i isn't completely awful.the acting elevates it to a 5/10.otherwise this would be a 4 or maybe even a 3/10 star movie,in my view.my advice,have this movie on in the background while doing other things.2./5. by the way,this movie is also known simply as Under Pressure(not the Charlie Sheen movie of the same name)and The Cruel Deep.


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