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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 12A
Cast
Matthew McConaughey
Penelope Cruz
Delroy Lindo
William H Macy
Steve Zahn
Jude Akuwidike
Mark Aspinall
Rakie Ayola
Directors
Breck Eisner
Screenwriters
Joshua Oppenheimer
John C Richards
James V Hart
Thomas Dean Donnelly
Running Time
124 minutes

Sahara
Hollywood actioner with loads of raiding, riding and things exploding.


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Plot
Explorer Dirk Pitt (McConaughey) is obsessed with finding a mysterious US Civil War ship, which he believes wound up somewhere in Africa. Upon finding a rare gold coin in Lagos, he knows he's close; but how does it tie in with a "plague" epidemic threatening thousands of North Africans?


Verdict
About as good as a big, stupid American action movie can be without ever being anything better than a big, stupid American action movie. Like The Mummy, then, but with far less CG.


Reviewed by Dan Jolin

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