Alice Bowman is world-travelled and savvy but nothing could prepare her for this. Rebels in a politically volatile Latin American country have kidnapped her husband for ranson. the asking price: $3 million. Meg Ryan plays Alice and Russell Crowe is Terry Thorne, the hostage retrieval expert who becomes Alice's only navigating a high-stakes game where terrorists value money over life. Taylor Hackford directs, steadily tightening the emotional vice as Terry and Alice try to smoke out the perpetrators and rescue Alice's husband (David Morse)... and as both confront the gnawing awareness that they're attracted to each other.
Russell Crowe as superhero who would believe it ? Plenty of mud, huge jumps into water and explosions, plenty too of plot. I am weary of superhero romance films. I expect a new angle or character interplay. This is a standard: lots of gunfire, saving people from peril, running through jungle, film. I cannot remember any distinctive or memorable moments. However, the direction was good enough to keep some tension and Crowe is a good superhero.