Judgment Night (1993)
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Average Rating: 3.2/10
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In Judgment Night, an action-packed thriller directed by Stephen Hopkins, a group of young middle-class men Emilio Estevez Cuba Gooding Jr. Jeremy Piven and Stephen Dorff on a night out with the boys take a disastrous wrong turn that leads to a run-in with a vicious street gang led by Fallon (Denis Leary). A cold, vicious and frightening criminal, Fallon and his band of thugs threaten to permanently silence the foursome after they witness a murder. ~ Linda Rasmussen, Rovi
Oct 15, 1993 Wide
Apr 7, 1998
MCA Universal Home Video
Cuba Gooding Jr.
Lydell M. Cheshier
Stuart M. Abramson
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This is an exceedingly well directed, cleverly filmed and edited, tension-filled affair. It is also a wholly preposterous, muddled, paranoid view of the inner-city nightmare where the slightest misstep is sure to have a fateful result.
A tight, energetic sleeper in the action-adventure genre, manages to pack a few anti-machismo sentiments into an otherwise brawny tale.
The filmmakers have made a big deal of a soundtrack that features 10 collaborations between rappers and rockers (the theme is performed by De La Soul and Teenage Fan Club), but their casting consciousness is less adventurous.
It's refreshing to know that it's not just characters in horror films who are irredeemably dumb.
Perhaps the ultimate Judgment comes from Estevez, who observes: 'Nothing about tonight makes sense.'
Excellent soundtrack, appalling acting, especially by Gooding.
A classy, edge of your seat thriller. Fun all round!
Fallon's obsessive quest to eliminate witnesses comes to seem more and more like utter madness -- but then, maybe that's the point. It's hard to tell amidst the layered gunfire and random explosions.
- Fallon: No, you CAN'T take my money, but you can...take my money...
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