I just finally got around to see Sahara the other night and I was pleasantly surprised by it. Now first and foremost I want to say that I read the Clive Cussler book and did enjoy it. If you go in and expect a faithful adaptation of the book then you are going to be very, very disappointed.
HOWEVER, if you go in and just enjoy the movie I think that you will have a really good time. It was very fast pace and had a nice gritty look and feel to it. The actors are all very good and the chemistry between Matthew McConaughey and Steve Zahn is great.
I also like the fact that there was not that much CGI work especially in the fight scenes. I’m tired of people who turn something that should be realistic into a matrix type of fight with lots of wire work.