Los Angeles Times - 01/16/1998
"...It moves as fast as the raging forest fire it captures so spectacularly well....It has big-screen panache in its stunts, camerawork and special effects..."
Sinister convicts revolt when their prison work detail is dispatched to battle a roaring wildfire. But their carefully conceived escape plan doesn't account for skilled "smoke jumper" Jesse Graves, who parachutes in to mete out justice and rescue their hostages. A by-the-numbers debut for both former football defenseman Long, in his first leading role, and former cinematographer Semler.