Sahara Synopsis
A treasure hunter saves a U.N. scientist investigating a disease from assassination.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
I enjoyed this movie on its own dumb level.
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58

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
This insanely busy, exceedingly long, and sometimes endearingly preposterous rendering has simply gotten the directions reversed in its...
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Spectacularly silly and perversely entertaining.
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50

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Eisner is not remotely up to the challenge. Spending millions on action scenes does not mean you get them right.
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50

Chicago Tribune

By Robert K. Elder
Action films can't be this consistently absurd, can't paint their heroes into such dangerous corners, from which only cocktails of luck and...
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The film clocks in at under two hours, but the last 20 minutes feel like 40.
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50

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
McConaughey, despite alarmingly orange makeup, does justice to the role, a hard-drinking, shipwreck- hunting senator's son with a 007 way...
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40

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Any movie starring Penelope Cruz or William H. Macy can't be all bad. And Sahara, which stars both Penelope Cruz and William H. Macy,...
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38

Boston Globe

By Janice Page
In the end, the thing that Cussler's fans will probably object to most is the nonsensical way Sahara manhandles his story.
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
An adventure in mediocrity that brings together some of the worst current techniques and trends.
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My favorite movie

By sircbr
This is my favorite movie ever, the action is great and so are the actors....

How can you not like it

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Rated PG-13 | For action violence
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 12+ Some exciting action, but overall not satisfying.
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