The most underrated movie of all time on IMDb? (by Gm7lax)
6.6??????? Are we kidding here people...Mel Gibson comes off his Oscar Winning film Braveheart to star in Ransom with an all star cast and gets so little credit. It sickens me. Gary Sinise now ranks as one of the most notorious villains after his role as Jimmy Shaker in Ransom, one of the best performances I can remember in recent thriller history. Gibson lights up the screen and is backed by Ron Howard's brilliance and yet so few people appreciate his work. He has proved he can direct Apollo 13, A Beautiful Mind, Splash and Ransom only solidifies this stance. Ransom will keep you on <more>
the edge of your seat for 2 hours, culminating in a showdown between Gibson and Sinise that won't be soon forgotten. Also, the lack of plot holes in the movie make it even more believable, mostly because of the brilliance that is shown in its simplicity, i.e., Gibson will go to any means possible to get his son back, period. Check this movie out asap and do it justice by giving it a higher rating than 6.6!
Ransom would make my top 10 movie list purely on emotional impact alone. Superb acting is the centerpiece to a strong storyline. It has just enough action and suspense to be entertaining, without taking away from the story.Overview: Tom Mullen, is a Selfmade Millionaire and Familyman, who has everything. But his son is taken from him, so Tom, contacts the FBI. Sent to assist him is the same agent Delroy Lindo who investigated Gibson on a prior Bribery accusation, involving his company. The Kidnappers demand Ransom, but the drop is botched when the FBI intervenes. Now Gibson is forced to face <more>
the hard fact that he may never get his son back, and decides to take an unthinkable gamble!TO THOSE WHO HAVE SEEN THE MOVIE: The most emotional scene I have ever scene, is just after Shaker fires the Gun at Tom's son. The Gibson and Russo interaction on the Balcony was amazing. I was also very pleased with the Depth Lindo and the Screenplay gave his character. You see his willingness to Manipulate Tom and his wife, to save their son. But his straight forward comment to Tom, about possibly using his comments against him, during Tom's Bribery's confession, shows his Character's character. The movie often forced me to Empathize with these people and their plight, shoving me face first into each moment. Even the crew of kidnappers felt real. Although they were the bad guys they weren't made out to be the embodiment of evil, they were human, corrupted regular people. Howard as director did exactly as he should have, he made you forget you were watching a movie! No matter how many times I watch this, it always entertains and impresses me.
i'm terrible at writing summaries and such, i'm especially bad at using big words such as the ones i've read on here. but one word i know describes this movie - terrific. the acting is superb, the story is fascinating, and the directing is even better. i think that is all you really need to hear. see it, but it didn't get rated R for nothing so if you don't like f-words and everything else, don't watch it.
Good Thriller! (by kenandraf)
Good action thriller that actually gets better as the movie progresses.Good all around production and will satisfy most fans of this genre.Very good performance by Gibson.Could have been better if it had an even higher quality script.Not a typical average pop thriller.Has a good edge to it.Only for fans of the genre and for big fans of the lead actors......
This is thriller, Ransom may be the definition of thriller! (by jaromiradamek)
Wow, this is thriller, so many turnovers and excitements, i will explode like overheated boiler : .This is thriller, Ransom may be the definition of thriller! Classic idea with kidnapping of child, but the story is amazing, its the top.You will don't know, where the story will go, and in the moment, when the story will be little brighter for you, its time to big turnover : . Wow, this is thriller, one of the best.Duel of the good and bad ones, like in the my favorite Die Hard movie, with same good profiled persons, which is so strong and will not go back single one move : .Nice action and <more>
loaded with suspense and tension (by disdressed12)
i liked this movie.it has some edge of your seat moments,and great acting.while the acting is credible,i'm not sure how realistic the actions of some of the characters are.there is a twist which i figured out right away,the first time i watched it.i think that's because it just seemed so obvious.nevertheless,the movie fun is fun,and thrilling,and action packed right to the end.Mel Gibson puts in a strong performance as does Gary Sinise.Rene Russo is also good,but has a small role.i also liked Delroy Lindo.i thought he was good in his role.interestingly,the Laser disc version of the <more>
film is 139 minutes,according to this site,while this version is only 121 minutes.i'm curious about the missing 17 minutes.anyway,for me,Ransom is an 8.5/10
This is definitely one of those films that grabs a hold of you and does not seem to want to let go.Ron Howard's excellent direction and Mel Gibson giving perhaps the performance of his career make this film worth seeing.Those of us who have children, although many of us may not have the courage to push the limits as Gibson's character did here,may appreciate this movie more so than those who do not.In fact,I might have been more reserved and cautious,even though I love my son just as much.This is a definite thrill ride from start to finish,and if you have a strong enough heart to <more>
Terrific acting complements great script (by Dar Star)
This is how it should be done, an exciting, exhilarating movie with great acting and a terrific script which grabs a hold of you and never lets go. Mel Gibson is fabulous I'd almost forgotten he could act after all those lame Lethal Weapon movies . Gary Sinise, Rene Russo, and Delroy Lindo are equally superb. The viewer is always kept on the edge like you're a member of the Mullen household waiting to see if Tom will ever see his son again. Five stars *****
This movie is worth it's money (by blairgallop7)
A bit of a confusing movie but well worth it's money,Ransom does not fail to deliver a couple of good performances from some good actors.Mel Gibson stars as Tom Mullen,a businessman who runs a huge aircraft firm who has his son kidnapped by a group of people.Rene Russo delivers a good performance as Kate Mullen who is the mother of Sean Mullen who was kidnapped and also the wife of Tom Mullen.Gary Sinise delivers a fine performance as Detective Jimmy Shaker as well as Delroy Lindo as FBI Agent Lonnie Hawkins.If this movie was dramatic,I was surprised that Mel Gibson wasn't nominated <more>
for a lead actor Oscar but was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Actor-Drama.It is a shame for a movie that is a good drama/thriller.