Blown Away tells the story of Jimmy Dove who works for the Boston bomb squad. Shortly after Dove leaves the force his partner is killed by a bomb that Dove thinks might have been made by someone he knows.
A really rather derivative action thriller held together by a couple of decent, though entirely predictable, performances from Jeff Bridges and a rather off-form Tommy Lee Jones, The latter is an Irish bomber who has escaped from prison bent on revenging himself on Bridges - a Boston bomb disposal expert. It's got all the usual convoluted ploys as people around the target start to get bumped off, the family get threatened and we have a denouement straight from the ABC book of action thrillers. Lloyd Bridges and Forest Whitaker co-star, and this is a perfectly watchable thriller - a bit light on intrigue and thrills, but pacily directed with enough action to just about keep it going - though it could lose twenty minutes, or so.