Executive Decision
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In this action thriller, a group of Islamic terrorists, led by Nagi Hassan (David Suchet), highjacks a 747 jetliner with 400 passengers aboard, but Lt. Col. Austin Travis (Steven Seagal), a United States intelligence agent, is convinced that this isn't an ordinary case of air piracy. His suspicions are soon confirmed; Hassan's men have obtained a large cache of stolen Soviet nerve gas, and they are using the 747 to smuggle the deadly gas into the United States, where they intend to use it to wipe out Washington D.C. and possibly the entire East Coast. As the jet approaches the U. S.,… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 63%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Satisfying junk food."
‑ Desson Thomson, Washington Post
"A movie for people who are sophisticated enough to know how shameless the film is, but fun-loving enough to enjoy its excesses and manic zeal."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"A nerve-racking thriller that's more topical today than it was in 1996."
‑ Chuck O'Leary, Fantastica Daily
"Seagal's best movie - due largely in part to the fact that he's barely in it."
‑ Alex Sandell, Juicy Cerebellum
"Russell plays this role very well, relying more on his intellectual image than muscles in the same manner as his character who uses more brain and less physical power to achieve his task."
‑ Dragan Antulov, rec.arts.movies.reviews
"For uncomplicated excitement, the film offers a solid one-hundred thirty minutes."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"A smart, adult thriller..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Take a late-blooming action star and an action hero whose career is in a downslide, and you get an action film seriously lacking in... action."
‑ Michael Dequina, TheMovieReport.com
"Although the formula may be old, it is expertly handled."
‑ Robert Roten, Laramie Movie Scope
"Adrenalin-pumping political thriller that doesn't let up from start to finish."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"A good, taut movie for red-meat action audiences."
‑ Janet Maslin, New York Times
"It finally gives us what Hollywood has been threatening for years, the movie nobody was waiting for: Airport '96."
‑ Rob Gonsalves, eFilmCritic.com
"Laughably, inexcusably, abjectly awful. How can I even count the ways?"
‑ Nick Davis, Nick's Flick Picks
"A dishearteningly jingoistic thriller, saved by sharp action scenes and a few decent surprises."
‑ Rob Vaux, Flipside Movie Emporium
"Entertaining b-level actioner that succeeds by the way it utilizes Seagal."
‑ Scott Weinberg, eFilmCritic.com
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