Don't expect John McTiernan's blustery military thriller to deliver the same buzzing chemistry between John Travolta and Samuel L Jackson as Pulp Fiction. The two stars barely even meet as Travolta's bad-ass investigator puzzles out the mystery of Jackson's missing Ranger instructor via a series of twist-heavy flashbacks. McTiernan delivers balls-out action, but he's a total hack, mauling all the subtlety out of a potentially intriguing yarn.

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Don’t expect John McTiernan’s blustery military thriller to deliver the same buzzing chemistry between John Travolta and Samuel L Jackson as Pulp Fiction. The two stars barely even meet as Travolta’s bad-ass investigator puzzles out the mystery of Jackson’s missing Ranger instructor via a series of twist-heavy flashbacks. McTiernan delivers balls-out action, but he’s a total hack, mauling all the subtlety out of a potentially intriguing yarn.