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Stealth

Stealth

Rob Cohen (2005)

115min
12 Certificate
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Our Score
Think Top Gun meets WarGames and you've got the measure of this exceptionally silly B-movie action adventure from Rob Cohen, the director of xXx and The Fast and the Furious. Josh Lucas, Jessica Biel and Jamie Foxx play top secret US Navy pilots who find themselves attempting to regain control of a "drone" plane piloted by a rogue computer (sounding like a mixture between Knight Rider's KITT and 2001's HAL) that, for reasons entirely of its own, has decided to bomb the former Soviet republic of Tajikistan. There's nothing inherently wrong with enjoying dumb movies like this, of course, but they have to be so deftly done that you can forgive the ludicrous premise and just enjoy the ride. Sadly, although Cohen directs the aerial footage with his usual hectic brio, Stealth's weaknesses - a lumpen screenplay, inept dialogue and uninteresting characters - make the gaps between the action feel very long indeed.

Summary

Three highly skilled fighter pilots are less than thrilled when a new computer with artificial intelligence is brought in to assist in flying a state-of-the-art jet. However, the trio are left to pick up the pieces when the machine is struck by lightning and begins to malfunction, leading to a chaotic battle to stop the jet from starting an all-out war. Action adventure, starring Jamie Foxx, Jessica Biel and Josh Lucas.

Cast & Crew

Lt Ben Gannon Josh Lucas
Lt Kara Wade Jessica Biel
Lt Henry Purcell Jamie Foxx
Capt George Cummings Sam Shepard
Capt Dick Marshfield Joe Morton
Keith Orbit Richard Roxburgh
Lt Aaron Shaftsbury Ian Bliss
Josh Hudson Ebon Moss-Bachrach
Naval controller Michael Denkha
Master at Arms Rocky Helton
Director Rob Cohen
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: Sony Pictures Guidance: Edited for some of its violence and swearing. Available on: Available on DVD and BluRay Released on: 5 Aug 2005

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