Transit

Where does an actor go after playing the saviour? Well, if you’re formerly promising leading man Jim Caviezel, the answer seems to be nowhere, fast. Here, the ‘Passion of the Christ’ star is Nate, a husband and father whose camping expedition turns nasty when a gang of thieves uses the family’s station wagon to stash their ill-gotten loot.

What follows is a fairly tedious round of car chases, hostage crises and lots of lumbering about in the Louisiana swamps dodging bullets and ’gators. The direction is workmanlike, the editing far too busy and the script simply flat, though an unexpected moral complexity in the family relationships does add interest. The cast is strong – Caviezel is joined by Englishman James Frain and the ever-watchable Harold Perrineau – but even Jesus can’t save this unholy mess.

Release details

Rated: 15
Release date: Friday April 20 2012
Duration: 84 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Antonio Negret
Screenwriter: Michael Gilvary
Cast: Jim Caviezel
James Frain
Diora Baird
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