Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Sabotage - Netflix Instant Review

        Arnold Schwarzenegger is back in Sabotage, which would be a different kind of role for him than you may be used to seeing in movies like Last Action Hero or Commando.   He may have needed this since his last movie, Last Stand, wasn’t that great.  

         In Sabotage, Schwarzenegger is Breacher, head of a nasty DEA team with agents who take care of any dirty jobs that come their way, such as infiltrating the drug cartel.  In addition, this unit doesn’t mind taking money for themselves, such as $10 million dollars in their latest takedown.  

          Unfortunately for them, the money that they took has disappeared and no one knows what happened to it.  The unit has also been accused of taking the money and went under investigation.  No charges were brought since there was no evidence that anything was taken.  

          Breacher’s problem is that people in his unit are getting killed.  The killing seems to go on during the police investigation and there seem to be no clues to this other than $10 million dollars that has disappeared, making the agents turn on each other.  In the meantime, Breacher is still trying to cope with the loss of his wife and son who were murdered by the drug cartel. 

           All this leads to a lot of action and suspense as Breacher wants to find out who the people are that are killing his agents.  The answers are surprising and it only makes the movie better, right down to the final scene.  

           If there was one movie that I could think of that was similar to this, I would say it was Copland with Sylvester Stallone.  Schwarzenegger performance is great, along with the agents, who are edgy characters who you would not want to have a run in with.  All of them are memorable and I would say that this movie is worth five stars.  

Ron Hummer 

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