Overall Rank: 4240
Average Rating: 2.6/4
# of Ratings: 206
Theatrical Release Date: 11/08/1996
Genre: Action, Crime
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Ron Howard
Actors: Mel Gibson, Rene Russo, Gary Sinise, Delroy Lindo, Lili Taylor, Brawley Nolte
Plot: The owner of a rich airline is willing to do anything to get his son back, including giving the kidnappers $2 million in ransom. When the drop goes bad, he turns the tables and instead offers the money to anyone willing to take on the kidnapper and return his son. -- Chris Kavan
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Yojimbo - wrote on 10/05/2012
Hysterical nonsense in which Mel Gibson gets red-faced and shouts a lot at some nefarious kidnappers who have taken his freckle-faced poster child of a son. Cold, calculating mastermind, untrustworthy psychopath, tart with a heart; all the stereotpyes are on display. Stupid contrived rubbish.
Daniel Corleone - wrote on 03/06/2012
I recall this to be an entertaining action drama film involving a multi-millionaire airline owner Tom Mullen (Mel Gibson) and his kidnapped son Sean. Tom and Kate Mullen (Rene Russo) receive a messages from the kidnappers amounting $2,000,000 as ransom. The plot was interesting with a slight twist in the end. Performances were sincere from the leads. Mel Gibson proves he is one of the solid actors around in this flick. Ransom is a well casted movie about making sacrifices for your family.
mitchellyoung - wrote on 01/25/2012
Ron Howard does a great job of ramping up the tension and excitement in this thriller, which features some strong action scenes and acting with immediacy from Gibson. Gibson's desperate performance adds another layer of high stakes to this kidnapping tale.
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mdtinney - wrote on 08/26/2009
Ransom is an excellent, intense movie with a strong cast, a great script, and an excellent director all rolled up into one. The film was released on November 8, 1996 from Touchstone Pictures and in my opinion was one of the best films of 1996. The film stars Mel Gibson as Tom Mullen, a wealthy businessman who runs an airline company which is the fourth highest airline in the world. He's married to his wife, Kate played by Rene Russo(who was great in Tin Cup and Lethal Weapon 4). They have everything in the world that they wanted, but it all crashes when their son, Sean played by Brawley Nolte(real life son of Nick Nolte) is kidnapped by NYC detective Jimmy Shaker played by Gary Sinese. Shaker wants 2 million dollars in cash with 50's and 100's and no marked bills or Sean will die. The …
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