Stealth (2005)
Front Cover Actor
Jessica Biel Lt. Kara Wade
Jamie Foxx Lt. Henry Purcell
Josh Lucas Lt. Ben Gannon
Ian Bliss Lt. Aaron Shaftsbury
Joe Morton Capt. Dick Marshfield
Richard Roxburgh Dr. Keith Orbit
Sam Shepard Capt. George Cummings
Ebon Moss-Bachrach Josh Hudson
Michael Denkha Naval Controller
Rocky Helton Master at Arms
Movie Details
Genre Action; Adventure; Science Fiction; Thriller
Director Rob Cohen
Producer Mike Medavoy; Arnold Messer
Writer W.D. Richter
Studio Columbia TriStar; Sony Pictures
Language English
Audience Rating PG-13
Running Time 2 hr 1 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Plot
Featuring the best special effects that money can buy and a screenplay that any six-year-old could follow, Stealth is a pure action thriller that starts fast and never slows down. Moving up from The Fast and the Furious and xXx, director Rob Cohen proves himself as a master of popcorn entertainment for teenagers, turning this derivative military sci-fi action thriller into a dazzling showcase for impressive aerial action sequences, featuring digital effects and highly detailed model work (by James Cameron's Digital Domain effects company, among others) that are so realistic you could swear the movie's high-tech aircraft are absolutely real. The plot serves the effects (it should be the other way around), and it's a cheesy hybrid of Top Gun, The Right Stuff, Firefox and Behind Enemy Lines, in which a close-knit trio of Naval Air Force aces (Josh Lucas, Jessica Biel, and Jamie Foxx) pilot state-of-the-art "Talon" fighter-bombers, ready to scramble on orders from their not-entirely trustworthy commander (Sam Shepard). They're teamed up with an ultra-high-tech UCAV (Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle) nicknamed "EDI," an artificially intelligent fighter drone that's as erratically dangerous (after its circuitry is damaged by lightning) as it is deadly effective. With a standard third-act rescue mission amidst the threat of global warfare, Stealth is brainless entertainment from start to finish, but the aerial action and epic-scale pyrotechnics ensure that it's never, ever boring. Cohen may be guilty of dumbing down his recycled plots for mass appeal, but there's no denying his skills as an action auteur. Move over, Michael Bay, you've got serious competition. --Jeff Shannon
Personal Details
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Index 1591
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 11/28/05
Purchase Price $15.00
Store Best Buy
Owner JC
Links Amazon US
IMDB
Folder 013
Product Details
Edition Widescreen Special Edition
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Theatrical Widescreen (2.35:1)
2.40:1
Layers Single side, dual layer
UPC 043396102156
Chapters
Release Date 11/15/05
Subtitles Chinese; English (Closed Captioned); French; Korean; Thai; English
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks Dolby Digital 5.1 [English]
Dolby Digital 5.1 [Thai]
Dolby Digital Surround [French]
DTS [English]
Nr of Disks/Tapes 2