Boiling Point (1993)




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The boiling point is mighty low in this tepid action programmer. Wesley Snipes plays Jimmy Mercer, a Treasury agent whose sting operation goes bad. Engineered by Ronnie (Viggo Mortensen), a dull-witted but sadistic ex-con, the operation not only fails, but one of Jimmy's colleagues is killed by Ronnie in the process. As punishment, Jimmy is exiled to Newark, where he is given seven days to find the man responsible for the death of the officer. Meanwhile, slimy con-man Red (Dennis Hopper) has … More

Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Art House & International, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By: ,
Written By: James B. Harris
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 6, 1998
Warner Home Video


as Jimmy Mercer

as Red Diamond

as Levitt

as Paul Gleason

as Brady

as Transaction Man

as Steve

as Henderson

as Prison Officer

as Bartender

as Hotel Security Offic...

as Female Clerk

as Coroner's Deputy

as Ballroom Dancer

as Vocalist

as Helicopter Pilot
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Critic Reviews for Boiling Point

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (4)

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Top Critic

August 5, 2004
AV Club
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
New York Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
Top Critic

So slow-moving and lacking in excitement that it's torture to sit through.

Full Review… | January 12, 2007

Surprisingly tepid, especially considering the flick's title.

April 2, 2005

Audience Reviews for Boiling Point


It's a fun movie and has some pretty cool moments including the Principal from Breakfast Club getting shotgunned in the face and run over twice by a deranged Viggo Mortensen. However, this really suffers from not knowing who their main character is. Wesley Snipes is definitely marketed as the good guy action hero, but it's almost as if there is just as much time spent humanizing Dennis Hopper. It just makes the movie feel uneven when it could have been a really straightforward action extravaganza.

Conner Rainwater

Super Reviewer


A unremarkable movie. Cops bend the rules a bit to catch the bad guy.

Red Lats

Super Reviewer


Average action of Wesley Snipes I ever watched.

Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer

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