Reviews

Breakdown

Distributor: Roadshow Home Entertainment
Certificate: M15+ | 89 Minutes
Director: Jonathan Mostow
Extras: Yes

ANYONE IN IT WE KNOW?
Kurt Russell, Kathleen Quinlan, JT Walsh

WHAT’S IT ABOUT THEN?
Moving to a new state Jeff (Kurt Russell) and Amy (Kathleen Quinlan) break down in the middle of nowhere, when Amy grabs a lift of a truckie (JT Walsh) to the nearest town to call a break down truck she promptly disappears, Jeff embarks on a frantic search for her only for him to uncover a secret held by some of the locals.

SO IS IT ANY GOOD?
Made in 1997 Breakdown hasn’t dated at all (apart from the clunky huge mobile phone Kurt uses), certainly offering plenty of edge of seat tension, you’re never quite sure which way the action will turn, okay so this kind of plot has been done before but Breakdown entertains very well and does manage to include more than one “I didn’t see that coming” moment, Russell acquits himself well but the real star of the piece is the villainous JT Walsh (very quietly menacing). Well worth watching.
ANY SPECIAL FEATURES?
Just the theatrical trailer.