A relentlessly corny and shamelessly derivative vehicle.
When Van Damme is doing what he does best -- narcissistically displaying his body and thumping the bad guys -- the film works reasonably well.
Van Damme hits a high-note for once
| Original Score: 3/5
Several members of the Astor Plaza audience yesterday afternoon could not contain their merriment when, in the middle of the film, Mr. Van Damme's character identified himself as a lawyer.
All in all, it is a pretty good action film and it could be a breakthrough for Van Damme.
| Original Score: 3/4
The best aspect of Nowhere to Run is some inventive camera work from director Robert Harmon. Too bad he didn't have a better script to work with.
| Original Score: 2/4
While it boasts better supporting actors and technical credits than other Van Damme projects, the film nonetheless founders, a victim of its own lugubrious pace and misguided efforts at turning the bulging Belgian into a romantic lead.
This is the kind of movie that is so witlessly generic that the plot and title disappear into a mist of other recycled plots and interchangeable titles.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Except for a few short bursts here and there, and one extended scene during the climax, the film is mostly talk. And since Van Damme's range as a dramatic actor is marginal at best, this is a problem.
If you don't expect much (and the developer vs. land owner plot is ridiculous) you may be surprised at what's here.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
| Original Score: D
| Original Score: 2/5
| Original Score: 1/5