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Basic 2003

  • John McTiernan
  • April 18, 2003
  • 98 mins
  • English
  • Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Deception is their most deadly weapon.
A DEA agent investigates the disappearance of a legendary Army ranger drill sergeant and several of his cadets during a training exercise gone severely awry.


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very exciting movie. A nice paced thriller with a lot of twists and a great ending

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Basic is as "basic" as they come. Pretty straight forward action thriller. If you have seen a lot of these it won't really surprise you, but there are a few twists that I actually didn't see coming a mile away the first time I watched it.

One of "those" movies I tend to pull out when I actually need something going in the background. Mostly because I know it by heart after repeated viewings.

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Intelligent thriller about drug smugglers using an US military base as their operation base. Lots of unforeseeable plot twists and a fast pacing script make this a very entertaining and recommendable flick although I had a hard time following the story because of all the mentioned plot twists and different versions / possibilities of what happened.

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