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At Theaters: 4/8/2005 On Video: 8/30/2005
Rated: PG-13 Length: 2 hr. 4 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 449938
Studio: Paramount Pictures Corp.
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Dirk and his sidekick search for what locals call the "Ship of Death" in West Africa. They meet Dr. Eva Rojas, a beautiful and brilliant doctor who believes that the hidden treasure may be connected to a larger problem that threatens the world around them.
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Action Adventure - A lighthearted, fun, action adventure in the realm of "Indiana Jones." It's fast, it's fun, it's wild and it's exactly what you expect from the previews.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Matthew McConaughey HOW TO LOSE A GUY IN 10 DAYS, REIGN OF FIRE
Steve Zahn DADDY DAY CARE, NATIONAL SECURITY, STUART LITTLE 2
Penelope Cruz HEAD IN THE CLOUDS, GOTHIKA, VANILLA SKY
Director: Breck Eisner TAKEN
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About The Production
About The Characters
Into The Desert
Another Numa Adventure
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PROFANITY: NO F-words, S-words or GD's. There are 17 milder profanities.
SEX/NUDITY: None
VIOLENCE: Lots of gun battles and hand-to-hand combat. Nothing graphic.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: An occasional drink is consumed.
ACTION: Several intense action scenes and several normal ones.
COMEDY: Quite a bit of humor everyone should enjoy. I counted 20 chuckles and several smiles.
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Very Mixed

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Berardinelli, Internet Critic Full Review
Average Sahara takes the action/adventure story to new heights of preposterousness. In a way, that's not a bad thing, since it allows a certain level of guilty enjoyment. You're never expected to take anything in the movie seriously, because the characters and filmmakers don't. They're constantly directing knowing winks and nods at the audience, as if to reassure us that they know the story is stupid, but, hey, dumb can be fun sometimes.

Roger Ebert Full Review
Good 'Sahara' obviously contains everything that could possibly be included in such a screenplay, and more. It's like a fire sale at the action movie discount outlet.

USA Today Full Review
Average Sahara is a testosterone-drenched escapade that misses because it lacks the tension to make it a thrill ride. Never do you doubt that key characters will survive various perils.

Note: The rating above is our interpretation of what the critic would give this movie based on their review. We are not affiliated with these critic's in any way.

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Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 260 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
13-19Teens (M)
15
Very High
100%
13-19Teens (F)
22
Very High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
29
High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
33
Very High
100%
30+Adults (M)
75
High
95%
30+Adults (F)
86
Very High
98%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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OPINION OVERVIEW
The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

We collected 260 moviegoer opinions. GREAT OPINIONS from most moviegoers. However, quite a few only rated it "Good," which is a little on the low side. Fortunately, there were very few opinions below "Good," so even those that didn't love it thought it was at least an OK/average movie.

"Sahara" is a movie designed strictly for FUN. The storyline is often unrealistic and far-fetched, which likely turned off some moviegoers, but I don't think anyone would disagree that, for the most part, it's high octane fun. So, if you want fun and excitement, "Sahara" is the movie for you!


D ETAILED S TORYLINE
When master explorer Dirk Pitt (Matthew McConaughey) finds a fabled coin linked to a historical legend, he takes on the adventure of his life as he embarks on a treasure hunt through some of the most dangerous regions of West Africa. As they search for what locals call the "Ship of Death" — a long-lost Civil War battleship that protects a secret cargo — Dirk and his wisecracking sidekick, Al Giordino (Steve Zahn), meet Dr. Eva Rojas (Penelope Cruz), a beautiful and brilliant doctor who believes that the hidden treasure may be connected to a larger problem that threatens the world around them.

Hunting for a ship that no one else thinks exists, Dirk, Al, and Eva must rely on their wits and their daring heroics to outsmart dangerous warlords, survive the threatening terrain, and get to the bottom of both mysteries.

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