Daylight (1996) Movie Review By Steve Wilkins

Daylight Review

Director: Rob Cohen
Writer: Leslie Bohem
Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Amy Brenneman, Viggo Mortensen, Sage Stallone

Stallone stars as Kit Latura, a former rescuer turned taxi driver.  During a casual night everything goes unexpectedly wrong in the New Jersey tunnels  thanks to fleeing criminals causing an explosion within. He finds himself playing heroics to help trapped civilians escape due to prior career knowledge.

This movie initially bombed in its theatrical release but upon personal viewing, the movie is much better than what it ever lead to believe.  Possibly one of Stallone’s best performances, Daylight is an edge of the seat action/thrill ride that really never lets up.

Tasked with the care of multiple civilians, you genuinely feel the burden put on Latura as he does everything in his power to get everyone to safety. He finds strength in character within Madelyne Thompson (Brenneman), a young woman that was  essentially leaving Jersey for a better life before events unfolded.

I was only 14 when this movie dropped and not yet heavily immersed into film to even begin to understand the logistics of it all but even now no matter how many times I watch this title, I  can’t believe how poorly received it was.  Clearly,  no movie is without flaw but overall, Daylight still holds up well today and really could deliver a sequel.

Always suggested,  Daylight is a great popcorn flick well worth the time.   Enjoy

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