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Boiling Point (1990)

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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

Oct 6, 1998

Warner Home Video

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

January 12, 2007 Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com
TheMovieReport.com

Surprisingly tepid, especially considering the flick's title.

April 2, 2005
eFilmCritic.com

Promoted like an action movie, but there's one problem -- this movie has no action!

February 2, 2003
New Times

Though it is being sold as if it's a sequel to Wesley Snipes' Passenger 57, Boiling Point never percolates. In fact, it hardly works its temperature up to tepid.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

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.
December 18, 2010
ythelastman89

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A unremarkable movie. Cops bend the rules a bit to catch the bad guy.
March 4, 2009
Redlats

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Average action of Wesley Snipes I ever watched.
August 20, 2007
deano
Dean McKenna

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Utterly run-of-the-mill action/crime drama that's very low on ideas or invention of any kind. Completely forgettable.
February 28, 2007
garyX
xGary Xx

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    1. Jimmy Mercer: When was the last time you had your fix?
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