Saturday, September 27, 2008

Breakdown (1997)

If Breakdown were made today instead of the late 90s, oh would it be a different film. There'd be blood, guts, rape, disemboweling, torture, chainsaws cutting off limbs ...

But instead, it's an absolutely terrifying ride with barely a single drop of blood. Breakdown packs a wallop. A couple en route to California accidentally cuts off a trucker on a desert road. Truck driver gets mad. Couple breaks down, wife goes missing and all hell breaks loose. Kurt Russell is dynamite. I forget how great he is. Tarantino recently reminded us with Death Proof. If you've never seen it and you're looking for a fun night with a good film, check it out. I've been pouring through the action section of the neighborhood Hollywood Video, trying to discover the gems I missed the first time around. I scored with Breakdown.

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