Breakdown (1997)

Cautiously Recommended
Feature Film

Director: Jonathan Mostow
Writers: Sam Montgomery, Jonathan Mostow
Cinematographer: Doug Milsome
Composer: Basil Poledouris
Cast: Kurt Russell, J.T. Walsh, Kathleen Quinlan, M.C. Gainey, Jack Noseworthy, Rex Linn, Ritch Brinkley

This entertainingly silly thriller, which sees Russell’s polo-shirt-sporting action-man go up against some unwashed, baseball-cap-wearing ruffians in order to rescue his kidnapped wife, either exploits or is indicative of bourgeois paranoia about uncouth provincial types - either way, it’s a harmlessly thrilling ride. Iain.Stott