Nowhere to Run Reviews
October 1, 2014
Jean Claude Van Damme gives another wooden performance in another one of his so-so action films, for starters it dosen't know what it wants to be, it's meant to be an action movie but when the short love story between Rosanna Arquette and Van Damme is more interesting than anything else in the movie, you know there's a problem. The acting on display here is just passable with the exception of Rosanna Arquette.
The Script is a mess, the developers want to knock down a house that Miss Arquette and her two children are living in and Van Damme a dangerous escaped convict tries to protect them and gets beaten up with ease by some punks working for the developer, I mean come I know Van Damme can be cool when he wants to be, and here he's just not anything good, Nowhere To Run is a poorly made action movie with bad dialogue, and it can never be associated with the word good or even decent for that matter.
September 11, 2014
I was excited to see this movie after it was recommended to me and I was mostly pleased with it. It was a good little action/romance movie.
August 4, 2014
The plot you'll remember: Escaped convict peeping-tom (Van Damme) breaks into single mum's (Arquette) home to steal salt - he already has a suit, tent, some steaks and a lads mag - which his recently deceased and overly thoughtful (possibly psychic) brother packed for him. Culkin and Van Damme chatting about liking boobs "sometimes" in his peado-tent in the woods. Van Damme showing his penis to the two children, and then the kids telling their mum over breakfast "Sam has a big cock!" and how she laughed. Also, Buffalo Bill's in this, a mildly-rapey cop comes good in the end, and a cow gets shot by pissed-off estate-agents.
May 5, 2014
la que siempre pasa el canal 10 uruguayo desde hace 20 años, sin falta cada semestre
April 28, 2014
Directed by Robert Harmon (The Hitcher (1986)), and written by Joe Eszterhas, this action drama had been around since the 1980's, and Eszterhas had planned this one with Return of the Jedi director Richard Marquand. When Marquand died, it was shelved, but Eszterhas revived it after the success of Basic Instinct (1992), and it gives it's lead actor to do some "serious acting". French-Canadian bank robber Sam Gillen (Jean-Claude Van Damme) was convicted for a murder he didn't do, and he manages to escape from Federal custody. After a short while, he sets up camp on a piece of farmland owned by Clydie Anderson (Rosanna Arquette), a single mother who lives with her two children Mike (Kieran Culkin) and Bree (Tiffany Taubman). The kids meet Sam first, but Clydie has been threatened by local property developer Franklin Hale (Joss Ackland), who wants to buy her land, and has even sent heavies round into forcing her to sell her land, but with Sam around, he'll put up a fight to keep them away. This was ever-so-partially inspired by Straw Dogs (1971), but Van Damme manages to put in a good performance, as silly as most of it is. It's mostly drama, with the bulk of the action reserved for the film's third act, where Van Damme does what he does best, kicking ass and keeping the bad guys away.
November 29, 2013
A departure from what we're used to seeing from a Jean-Claude Van Damme vehicle, though this still provides enough action to keep fans happy. Van Damme proves here that he's capable of stretching himself and Rosanna Arquette gives the film added clout, but the screenplay consists of too many trusted genré conventions to really make this anything special. Overall, this is pretty good but it should've been great.
October 21, 2013
Nowhere to Run is a disappointing film. It is about an escaped convict Sam Gillen who single handedly takes on ruthless developers determined to evict Clydie - a widow with two young children. Jean-Claude Van Damme and Rosanna Arquette give awful performances. The screenplay is badly written. Robert Harmon did a terrible job directing this movie. I was not impressed with this motion picture.
October 12, 2013
Pretty lame, an old used plot line, terrible action scenes and acting not convinced by. I like Van Damme and he's probably the best thing in this movie and you can just about get to the end but was it worth it? No.
June 2, 2013
Development hell, I don't see a large company owner going with his cronies to kill a family, that's why you have disposable henchmen, to keep the crime as far away from you as possible. Ted Levine makes a good villian.
August 13, 2008
I would argue that this was the best performance by Van Damme, and the movie actually works well overall (but that might just be my inner childhood talking).
December 7, 2012
Want to see at some point in the future! A treat !
September 24, 2012
Jean-Claude Van Damme in his usual role as the drifter in an action adventure that hilariously resembles Sergio Leone's 'Once Upon a Time in the West'.
August 10, 2012
From the director of "The Hitcher" and multiple writers who's credits include "Showgirls", "Hell Night" and "A Nightmare on Elm Street: The Dream Child" comes JCVD's attempt at making a thoughtful action film, but it's really just a slow action film with an okay cast of actors surrounding JCVD. Mark Isham does a good score though.
June 29, 2012
Friday, June 29, 2012
(2003) Nowhere To Run
Jean Claude Van Dam stars as escaped convict taking the rap for someone's else's murder blah blah blah which is an excuse to showcase the action scenes and perhaps Van Dammes acting range, and as an action fan only "one" realistic memorable chase sequence reagarding a realistic motorcyle chase(obviously ridden by somebody else) which overshadows whatever else shown on here or most action movies Van Damme has ever done. Movie also stars Rosanna Arquette as the single mother imposing her problems on the Van Damme character.
3 out of 4
May 18, 2012
As a kid, Van Damme movies were my top pick, Violence, Drama, this one I've watched a couple times, check it out!
January 15, 2012
van damme at he's peak. pity the movie is flawed with boredom. van damme was trying to bring character to the violence which is a tick for trying
April 20, 2007
4/15/2012: I liked it. Love JCVD action movies.
April 14, 2012
i hate jean what ever his name is!!!!!!!
February 8, 2012
I think this had a good story but i felt like it was kinda missin something
January 28, 2012
Your standard run of the mill Van Damme fare: Misunderstood hero with a checkered past, cursory explanation of why he sounds like that (he's from Quebec!), hot single mom first distrusts him then falls for him after he saves her kids from an attack by thugs who are working for the evil land developer who wants her to sell her land so he can build a golf course resort in the wasteland north of Fresno ... you get the idea. But what makes this special is the performance by Ted Levine (Buffalo Bill in Silence of the Lambs) as Dunston, the head of security for the afore-mentioned land developer (who, incidentally, is played by Joss Ackland of Lethal Weapon 2 and Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey).
Dunston is an ex-cop from Cleveland, a genial but menacing guy who just wants to get his job done so he can go home. He's the kind of guy who uses card tricks as a tool to threaten people.
I know, right? How badass is that?
Levine plays this role with nuance and relish, and really holds his own during the final showdown with Van Damme. It's the kind of performance I miss when I watch more modern actioners, which usually forego actual actors in this role and cast some washed up UFC star. Or Channing Tatum.
I also hate Channing Tatum.