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The 100




Deep Rising
(1998)
Reviewed by Mike Miller
Rating: 5 Beans

rather silly knock-off of the "Alien" genre. A solid cast (Treat Williams, Famke Jannsen, Wes Studi) goes slumming in a pic about a cruise liner that is attacked by...SOMETHING FROM THE UNKNOWN!!!
Williams, who experienced a much deserved career revival with his stunning performance as Critical Bill in THINGS TO DO IN DENVER WHEN YOU'RE DEAD, attempts to blow that revival out of the water with his lackadasical performance as Finnegan, a mercenary who transports a team of thieves to the ocean liner.
Studi, playing another variation on the bad-a** characters he has given us in such films as LAST OF THE MOHICANS, gives nothing new.
Jannsen, always easy on the eyes (especially in a wet t-shirt), shows the most life as a jewel thief who was already on board when the monsters attacked. The rest of the cast is just fodder for the monster, which only rates a "semi-cool" on the movie monster scale.
By the way, has anybody else noticed that in movies that feature a crew of action men, there is always a nutty Australian? I wonder if the folks down-under are starting to feel stereotyped...

All in all, a marginally entertaining dumb ride.


Other reviews for this movie:

Scott Murdock
Ken M. Wilson




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