Sahara

2005

Action / Adventure / Comedy / Thriller / War

82
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 39%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 54%
IMDb Rating 6 10 84478

Synopsis


Uploaded By: OTTO
Downloaded 66,900 times
May 17, 2012 at 04:07 PM

Director

Cast

Matthew McConaughey as Dirk Pitt
Penélope Cruz as Eva Rojas
Steve Zahn as Al Giordino
William H. Macy as Admiral Jim Sandecker
720p.BLU 1080p.BLU
751.08 MB
1280*720
English
PG-13
24.000 fps
2hr 4 min
P/S 1 / 20
1.55 GB
1920*1080
English
PG-13
24.000 fps
2hr 4 min
P/S 8 / 19

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by axelstewart 9 / 10

Honestly fantastic

I came away from this movie having enjoyed every minute of it, and it saddens me to see that other people who watched it didn't get the same experience out of it. To that point, I'll address a lot of the complaints I'm seeing. I didn't expect it to be a work of art, and it wasn't a work of art. It was funny, quick-witted, and well-paced, with an interesting plot that got only somewhat predictable right at the end. The characters interacted realistically - not establishing great trust or romantic interest instantly, but instead bouncing off of each-other and coming back together organically. I don't understand any of the complaints about the acting. I didn't feel that any of the characters were wooden or overdramatic at all. None of them blew me away, but there wasn't any juncture at which they seemed not to be reacting to a situation properly, and I thought that the leads were all charismatic. The suspension of disbelief necessary for this movie is something that any moviegoer should be capable of for the sake of their own enjoyment of life's fleeting pleasures. The plot was not at all difficult to follow. There are only a few twists, and they are well-explained. The film only resorts to characters explaining things when it is much more efficient than showing through fully visual storytelling. I get that the representation of the African people in the movie was not entirely flattering, and for that, my estimation of the film is subdued somewhat. It's arguable that this is just the stupid henchman trope or heroic immunity, but I think it's a bit worse than that. Still, I would hesitate to call this racist or exploitative - just slightly thoughtless.

I appreciated that all three of the main party were useful characters. The sidekick was not only competent and cool-headed, but also capable of solving problems creatively. Eva was legitimately not a helpless damsel - they didn't just give her one or two moments of usefulness, they allowed her to be a functional human being without the assistance of her male counterparts. The situations in which she failed were ones where she realistically should, and she was uncommonly brave and determined in the face of danger.

I did not read the book, nor likely will I, but I loved the movie. It was far better than I expected, and I seldom enjoy a movie this much. If you didn't like it, that's okay, but relax a bit before you watch your next movie because you deserve to enjoy something this good.

Reviewed by adrianjherr 8 / 10

Modern take on Indiana Jones

Somewhat ridiculous plot and occasionally corny script. The movie drags from around 1/3rd to 1/2 of the way through but then picks up and becomes more interesting. Respectable family friendly action movie.

Reviewed by hayesyork 7 / 10

Enjoyable!

My husband left so I was going to change the channel, but started watching it and I was surprised that I actually enjoyed watching it. Got on Internet to see cast listing and was surprised again at the bad reviews. It isn't the best movie, but I liked it and it kept my attention. I'm not a big fan of Matthew M., but he was okay and didn't act like God's gift so much in this movie. Unexpected enjoyable movie for a Saturday afternoon.

Read more IMDb reviews

4 Comments

Be the first to leave a comment