Marc Bernardin
October 29, 1999 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Tactical Assault

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
R
performer
Rutger Hauer, Robert Patrick, Isabel Glasser
director
Mark Griffths
genre
ActionAdventure, War

We gave it an C-

In this extraordinarily uninvolving military thriller that manages to take place around both the Gulf War and the Bosnian conflict, Hauer — who still has a sharklike mien despite the poundage he’s added since Blade Runner — plays a psychotic ex-fighter pilot who blames his old wingman (Patrick) for his six-year stint in an Iraqi prison. Just when you thought your days of watching hammy actors in cockpits surrounded by stock air-battle footage died with Iron Eagle IIIReel Goodies (0:10) Hauer, lurking like a Great White, meets the White Shadow (Ken Howard) and then finds Patrick…on the basketball court. The Last Detail Patrick, whose break came as the bad guy in Terminator 2 before paying his straight-to-video dues in flicks like Hong Kong ’97, will act opposite Matt Damon in next year’s All the Pretty Horses.

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