| Black Dog is non-stop road action
delivered in explosive style by director Kevin Hooks. Much like the ultra successful Speed,
the set-up for Black Dog is simple, unwavering, and entertaining played out.
Former ace trucker Jack Crews, working as a mechanic after a prison stint for vehicular
manslaughter is offered a job he can't refuse:a one-way trip from Georgia to New Jersey
with an unspecified cargo. Crews finds out his "dream" house is about to be
repossessed and takes the job despite his wife's protest. Looks like Jack's gonna miss his
little girl's basketball game.
Mix in an
undercover FBI agent, a kidnapping, and a team of hijackers with seemingly unlimited
resources to juice up the action and that's Black Dog. The cinematography is top
notch keeping the audience right in the middle of the action. Stunt work is outstanding
lending an edge of reality to the otherwise far-fetched plotting.
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