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Passenger 57-poster-1992

Passenger 57 (1992) – A Rewatched Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
The decade of the 90’s gave us many classic action heroes. Wesley Snipes as John Cutter was one of the most 90’s of them all – a wise cracking, ass kicking hero whose deserved more than the single outing he got in Passenger 57 , the super lean, super fun martial arts action film full of bad British accents, wobbly sets and zero sense of irony. Bruce Payne, Tom Sizemore and even Liz Hurley turn up in early roles but this is Snipes film and he’s bloody great, setting himself out as the action star that would be so prolific during the decade that follows.  Yes the film is cheap and yes we see a similar “Die Hard On a Plane” motifs turn up in other films like Con Air , Executive Decisions and Air Force One but few were as lean and on point as this.

Best Bit: The packed 80-ish min run time

Worth A Rewatch: For sure.  Shaky sets aside there’s so much to enjoy here

If You Liked this Try: Speed, Air Force One, Executive Decision

8 out of 10 stars


Phil Hobden

Phil Hobden is the former Film Editor & Writer for renowned martial arts focused COMBAT MAGAZINE in the UK. He is also a filmmaker in his own right, having produced two cult Independent action films in LEFT FOR DEAD and TEN DEAD MEN. He was the host for the award nominated Filmsploitation podcast for 4 years, currently co-hosts Ross And Phil Talk Movies and is a writer/editor for his own blog Phil's Quick Capsule Review...