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Highwaymen

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Genre: Action, Adventure
Release Date: February 13, 2004
MPAA Rating: R
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MAN THAT GUY CAN DRIVE FAST

  • Jun 2, 2010
Rating:
+3


HIGHWAYMEN

I still remember when I fist had seen the trailer for this film I had an immediate interest in the film. The image of the girl on the ground backing away from the car while the car slowly stalked her {see the back of the box for a visual} for those who don't know what I' am talking about. That wasn't the sole reason I wanted to see this film, two other factors played into this. One of which happens to be Robert Harmon, for those who don't know he is the director "The Hitcher". The other reason was because Colm Feore played the killer in this film, who is he you might ask. Well he played that devil dude in Stephen King's "Storm of the Century", which happens to be one of my favorite films, especially for a TV movie. So to say the least I was excited to see this film, even though it didn't turn out as good as I had hoped.

Not that it was bad, because it was entertaining and a pretty good movie; it just wasn't what I expected. After the image I had seen from the trailer and knowing who the director was I expected something as good as "The Hitcher". Unfortunately it didn't meet those standards to the fullest. The film in all was good and entertaining, but I didn't really find it suspenseful. A lot of the scenes were kinda predictable but the story made up for it. In fact some scenes were off the hook, like the way he set the two girls up in the beginning where Rhona Mitra got away. Rhona by the way did a decent job in this film, although it still bugs me that she didn't trust Rennie Cray {Jim Caviezel} even after he saved her. And Caviezel did an alright job in this film, he seemed a little one dimensional but that's just me. But he did do a good job with what he was given to play, and he made his character believable.

Frankie Faison did a nice job as well on this film with his roll, I love the way his character finally got use a gun in the end of the film. But of course I came here to see Colm Feore, and like I thought he didn't disappoint. He played the roll nicely with a mix of arrogance and evil that made his character shine the most even though we don't see his character as much as the others. In fact that has to be a complaint of mine; we should have seen more of him. Just imagine if his character had been dug deeper into during this film, how great would that have been. That has got to be one of the things that writers Craig Mitchell & Hans Bauer messed up on.

Other then that their story is a pretty good one, in fact the idea and concept is brilliant. A guy who has lost all faith in the law after his wife is run down by a serial killer, who kills by way of his car, is let off while he has to spend some time in jail after nearly killing the killer after running into his car with his. The idea is brilliant but director Robert Harmon doesn't pull it off as well as he should have, of course it isn't all his fault the writers did slip with the finished script. Of course the producers as well are to blame, but I should stop blaming people. Because the film isn't bad in fact it is good, it just wasn't as good as it could have been. There I go downing a film that I did indeed like, I do recommend this film but maybe a rental.
MAN THAT GUY CAN DRIVE FAST MAN THAT GUY CAN DRIVE FAST MAN THAT GUY CAN DRIVE FAST MAN THAT GUY CAN DRIVE FAST

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June 03, 2010
saw this for one reason and one reason only! RHONA MITRA!! nice review, Alex.
 
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