Cruisin' thru Tom Cruise, Part 3
Over-the-top would be an understatement in discussing the overall nature of this film, a star vehicle for Timothy Hutton in the immediate wake of his success with Robert Redford's Oscar-winning Ordinary People the year before. Cruise is the muscle here. Popping up mostly to brandish and/or fire a weapon, the hothead of the main threesome rounded out by a laidback Sean Penn. A bit ridiculous but servicable as a sort of hostage standoff flick and perfectly well-acted across the board. Character actor Tom could sure chew up some scenery. Lots of fun, even if the movie itself turns pretty bleak.