Aneesh Chaganty

Movie #43 Ransom

In Uncategorized on October 30, 2010 at 12:07 AM

Movie #43 Ransom

(1996, US, d. Ron Howard)

Ransom‘s plot is all in its title: it’s about a father who must decide whether to pay the ransom for his kidnapped child or seek another way to save his life. It’s a couple steps above the average thriller and Gibson gives a strong performance as the father. Ron Howard can always be depended on for delivering a popcorn flick but making it feel like it deserves something more. Two sequences must be noted, however: the first ransom delivery where Gibson keeps following a seemingly endless amount of tasks and the news scene (pictured) – for being examples of prime filmmaking and high tension.


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