on April 21, 2003
Sure it lacks the star power of today's thrillers and in truth it's a tad predictable at times, but "Pressure" is just so much fun to watch! Two med students make a stop at a highway bar where cheerleaders are partying. One of them gets pulled outside for a little extra lovin' and suddenly finds himself being the object of target practice for a hillbilly. As it turns out, this redneck is a cop and he ends up shooting himself right where it counts, then framing the med student, sending the whole state police and eventually the FBI after him, for a crime he didn't commit! Things just get worse and worse for our hero as the story gets closer and closer to its final confrontation in the woods. I found much to enjoy in this film and even though it's a direct-to-video. It's a really fun movie and, even though it doesn't jog your mind or anything, it sure takes you on a fun trip. I'd recommend it to anyone who likes suspense films like "Phone Booth."