Behind Enemy Lines

Rated 1.0 The talents of Owen Wilson and Gene Hackman are utterly wasted in this unwatchable film about a navy pilot (Wilson) shot down behind enemy lines in Bosnia and forced to run around a lot. Hackman looks bad as the grumpy commander, restricted to his aircraft carrier and not allowed to go fetch his boy in peril. Wilson is a good actor, but this movie lets him down at every turn, reducing him to bad one-liners and weak action scenes. So implausible it hurts, Wilson’s character is chased by a brooding marksman, who manages to keep pace with a man running at top speed by just casually walking and smoking cigarettes. Stupid, annoying and useless.