Blown Away (1994)

Blown Away (1994)

Director: Stephen Hopkins
Starring: Jeff Bridges, Tommy Lee Jones, Suzy Amis

An IRA mad bomber breaks out of prison and heads to the US to seek revenge on a burnt-out Boston EOD technician who hides a dark and troubled past.

When there are dueling movies, one wins and the others fade into obscurity, most generally. Speed is an amazing picture, one of the highlights of 90s action films. Blown Away is... not all that bad. It's okay. I was expecting a lot of unintentional comedy from Tommy Lee Jones trying to do an Irish accent, but he didn't do a bad job and kept it pretty consistent. He was hamming it up almost as much as he did as Two-Face in Batman Forever. If that sounds entertaining, you should have fun. Jeff Bridges does fine in his role, as do Lloyd Bridges and Forest Whitaker.

It's not a great movie, but you might enjoy it.