Masterminds (1997)

A taut and clever thriller aimed at teen audiences, Masterminds follows a battle of wits between a villainous security systems expert who takes the students of an exclusive school hostage in exchange for half billion dollars, and an… More

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Rated: PG-13
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DVD Release Date: January 6, 1998
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Critic Score: 19% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Scott Weinberg

One of the silliest hostage thrillers you're ever likely to see Patrick Stewart vamp his way through.

Glenn Slavin
Film Journal International

Nothing more than an uneasy and familiar mix of loud music, explosions and forced one-liners, all leading to a been-there-done-that family reconciliation.

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Michael Dequina

The title could not be a more ironic--the people behind this film don't have a single mind between them, let alone one to master.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

, Ozzie eases into being a hero by doing what he does best naturally.

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Flixster Audience Score: 49% Flixster User Reviews
Wahida K
Very boring Movie.
Dean McKenna
Quite good that it's sort of a children's production of <i>Die Hard</i> crossed with <i>The Rock</i>, with plenty of violence… More