Sahara (2005)

PG-13   |    |  Action, Adventure, Comedy

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Master explorer Dirk Pitt goes on the adventure of a lifetime of seeking out a lost Civil War battleship known as the "Ship of Death" in the deserts of West Africa while helping a WHO doctor being hounded by a ruthless dictator.




  • Matthew McConaughey and Penélope Cruz in Sahara (2005)
  • Matthew McConaughey in Sahara (2005)
  • Matthew McConaughey in Sahara (2005)
  • Breck Eisner and Georgia Irwin Eisner at an event for Sahara (2005)
  • William H. Macy and Breck Eisner at an event for Sahara (2005)
  • Breck Eisner in Sahara (2005)

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27 May 2005 | ma-cortes
| Splendid adventure film with mesmerizing desert landscapes
The film starts in the Richmond battle (1865) where a war ship is disappeared and is gone during modern time in that an archaeologists(Matthew McConaughey,Steve Zhan and William H.Macy) are looking for treasures on Africa. A physician (Penelope Cruz ) is investigating about an illness which is killing thousands people . Then they 'll take on ominous villains,evil Arabs,corrupt governments and many dangers until discover the enigmas.

The motion picture blends adventures, unstopped action,humor,a love story,tongue in cheek,tense and is enough amusing. From the beginning to end the adventures,action-packed and the fast movement is continuous, for that the film is pretty bemusing and isn't boring in spite of the longtime, as the run is two hours and some. The starring couple(Matthew MacConaughey and Steve Zahn) make a type of ¨buddy movie¨ both are top notch and very sympathetic.Penelope Cruz is attractive and enjoyable, this is her best film. The support cast is of first range (William H.Macy,Lambert Wilson,Delroy Lindo) and are excellent. Cinematography and musical score(Clint Mansell) is magnificent and riveting. Production design (Allan Cameron) is spellbound and the Sahara outdoors are spectaculars. The final confrontation between the starring and the enemies is breathtaking and impressive. It's a run and mill action film where the comedy and the giggles united to the action make the story very agreeable and stimulating. The picture well directed by Brick Eisner obtained a lot of success and achieved important box office, it was number one in United States and Europe. It's a real blockbuster. The yarn will appeal to emotion and adventure enthusiasts . Rating: Above average. Well worth seeing.

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Release Date:

8 April 2005


English, French, Arabic

Country of Origin

UK, Spain, Germany, USA, France

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$130,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,068,372 10 April 2005

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


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