Hard Rain (1998)

 

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A guard from an armoured security van is stalked through a flooded town by a gang seeking to rob his $3 million payload.

Hard Rain is nothing but a bare-boned, crowd-pleasing action film and never pretends to be anything else. It jumps straight in with the action and never looks back, and the formula of western-on-boatback and likeable performances from the above average cast made me warm to it from the outset. There is a smattering of funny lines amongst the amusing action sequences and it all seemed like a harmless bit of popcorn fuelled fun. Unfortunately, as the plot gets more and more preposterous it gets harder and harder to care and by the end I’d lost all interest.

It’s inoffensive in a no-brainer kind of way and there is the added novelty of seeing Morgan Freeman play a bad guy, but as a whole it’s very forgettable. Wet but not very wild.

5/10

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