Communist Radicals hijack Air Force One with The U.S. President and his family on board. The Vice President negotiates from Washington D.C., while the President, a Veteran, fights to rescue the hostages on board.
Henry is a lawyer who survives a shooting only to find he cannot remember anything. As if that weren't enough, Henry also has to recover his speech and mobility, in a life he no longer fits into. Fortunately, Henry has a loving wife and daughter to help him.Written by
J.J. Abrams and Harrison Ford would later reunite on Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015). See more »
When Henry's secretary pours his coffee the first time he comes back to the office, she tells him to say "when" and start pouring the milk. It immediately comes to the top but she continues to pour. Next you see a close-up of the cup with her pouring even more in the cup but it's not at the top. See more »
Have you people ever SEEN a good movie before? 'Cause this isn't one of them.
Considering all the talent involved in the making of this movie (Mike Nichols, J.J. Abrams, the cast), one would have fairly high expectations of it.
One would, however, be horribly let down.
It's a hackneyed, shallow, almost insultingly lame movie. Harrison Ford's performance is just okay; I was particularly amused by the "slicked-back hair = evil guy, floppy hair = nice guy" idiocy perpetrated in the personal styling of his character.
I kept wanting a story that felt real, relatable, or genuinely touching to develop, but the whole thing was just painted in such broad strokes that the result was laughable.
The message of the film ("Sometimes it takes getting shot in the head to change you from an @- hole to a great guy!") is cheesy and obvious. This crew of folks is capable of producing much more complex art.
Sadly, this ain't it.
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