• R, 1 hr. 41 min.
  • Action & Adventure
  • Directed By:
    Ringo Lam
    In Theaters:
    Sep 13, 1996 Wide
    On DVD:
    Oct 30, 2001
  • Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

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Maximum Risk Reviews

Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: D+

September 7, 2011
Leonard Klady
Variety
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It's a visceral delight that refuses to be deterred by niceties of plot or character consistency and prefers sweat to emotion.

Full Review Source: Variety

July 8, 2008
Derek Adams
Time Out
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A standard Van Damme pic, competently assembled but with little of the manic edge found in director Lam's Hong Kong movies.

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 24, 2006
Susan Stark
Detroit News
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| Original Score: 2/4

February 7, 2002
Richard Harrington
Washington Post
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There are so many car crashes in Maximum Risk that Van Damme ends up playing second fiddle to an ever-expanding salvage operation.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

January 22, 2002
Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
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Lam not only handles the bravura action set pieces with ease but also a capable international cast as colorful and varied as the film's many locales.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times

February 14, 2001
Sean Means
Film.com
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The chases are chaotic and cliched.

January 1, 2000
Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle
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Action flicks should be fun, and this one is a bloody bore.

January 1, 2000
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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The generic nature of the plot and action sequences, not to mention the presence of Jean-Claude Van Damme, made everything seem all-too-familiar.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 1.5/4

January 1, 2000
Lawrence Van Gelder
New York Times
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From start to finish, Maximum Risk presents spectacular stunts choreographed and coordinated by Charles Picerni and some hair-raising, stomach-churning automotive chases attributed to Remy Julienne, the French master of the art.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3/5

January 1, 2000
Peter Stack
San Francisco Chronicle
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It just simmers down, becoming an embarrassing exercise in the pointless and predictable.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 1/4

January 1, 2000

Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: D+

September 13, 1996
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