16 June 2014 | videorama-759-859391
No way, should you miss this one
Hot on the heels of The Untouchables, came the next Costner pic. 5 weeks to be exact. No Way Out is one of those exciting thrillers, in many a moon, if with only a slow lead up to the accidental murder of Hackman's mistress (Young), by the man himself, where a hard slap sends her over a balustrade, to her death. Naval seal officer, Tom Farrell (Costner) was making love with Young, prior, where Hackman's knock, was kind of his cue for getting the hell out of there. Hackman plays a powerful minister of defence who has his homosexual assistant, a fantastic Will Patton, do his dirty work for him, where a cover up comes into play, only Costner has been assigned to head the investigation, so he's pretty much dug himself into a grave. This situation of story structure is what makes the movie exciting, where the walls start to come closing in, and Costner feels only too obliged to really tell the other operatives about what really went down, but of course can't, for a few reasons. The car chase scene, that ends on foot was thrilling, where Costner tries to hinder some agents, who are about to uncover evidence that places Costner at the scene of the crime. It's these situations and others that make the film exciting. It's Will Patton who has to commended though, while Hackman adds slight menace. Too, we have the Q and A scenario, with Costner in too deep, defending himself, in the interrogation, which of course puts the other scenes in the before phase. Too again, I don't quite know how Hackman's fate ended. I'm pretty sure he died. I'll guess I'll have to watch this film again. I for one haven't got a problem with that. I guess my only gripe with this exciting espionage thriller, was just the little too long, start, involving the getting to know you stuff, between Costner and Young who get very cozy, as shown in that montage. This plays against the title song, where too Costner and friend live it up The Philippines, in some play/off time, amongst some dancing titties. But this much earlier screen time shared, between our lovebirds, did make her tragic death, more effective. Recommended highly, before Costner went on to make those trifle batch of three hour, bore to death flicks.