• Sahara (2005)


Release Date: April 8th, 2005

DVD Release Date: August 30th, 2005

PG-13 |2 hr 4 min

Plot Summary

Seasoned adventurer Dirk Pitt (Matthew McConaughey) sets out for the African desert with his sarcastic companion (Steve Zahn) in search of a ship rumored to have vanished long ago, the main draw being the treasure supposedly hidden within the lost vessel. When the daring duo come across a beautiful scientist (Penélope Cruz) who is juggling an escape from a warlord and a mission to stop the spread of a powerful plague, their desert expedition begins to heat up.

Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Steve Zahn, Penélope Cruz, Lambert Wilson, Glynn Turman, Delroy Lindo, William H. Macy, Lennie James

Director: Breck Eisner

Genres: Action , Adventure

Production Co: Crusader Entertainment LLC

Distributors: Paramount Pictures, Summit Entertainment

Keywords: Rousing, Amusing, 2000s, Quest

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    I enjoyed this movie on its own dumb level. show more

  • 40
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    Any movie starring Penelope Cruz or William H. Macy can't be all bad. And Sahara, which stars both Penelope Cruz and William H. Macy, proves the point: It isn't all bad. show more

  • 50
    Peter TraversRolling Stone

    McConaughey, despite alarmingly orange makeup, does justice to the role, a hard-drinking, shipwreck- hunting senator's son with a 007 way with the ladies. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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