Airline boss Mel Gibson's life tips into crisis when his son is kidnapped
Airline boss Mel Gibson’s life tips into crisis when his son is kidnapped.
And that crisis only deepens when, after a botched attempt at delivering the $2million ransom, he recklessly offers double the money as a reward to find the culprits.
Tightly written and directed with precision by Ron Howard, this is a brilliant workout for Gibson and he gives it everything he’s got. Ensuring his character has a crucial guilty secret also ensures that the story has some persuasive emotional weight.
In a chilling performance, Gary Sinise is excellent as the chief bad guy and Rene Russo makes the most of her rather underwritten role as Gibson’s wife.