Blown Away

5. 4. 3. 2. 1......Time's Up.

121 min     6.139     1994     USA


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.


CinemaSerf wrote:
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.