Rising Sun Reviews

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Louis Black
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
The film works because of the world it creates, aided by the cinematography of Michael Chapman and the set design of frequent Coppola collaborator Dean Tavoularis.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
There are a few too many plot holes and logical errors. Rising Sun may be solidly-paced, but not all aspects of the production are as successful.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
The screenplay by Kaufman, Crichton and Michael Backes is not about much of anything important.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
January 1, 2000
A typical over-blown Hollywood production.
Full Review | Original Score: 52/100
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
Where the movie really stumbles is with co-writer/director Philip Kaufman's attempts to make it a conventional mystery-thriller. Kaufman simply doesn't have the slightest notion of how to make a conventional film of any kind.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
January 1, 2000
Wildly improbable (read: typical Crichton) tale about a murder in a Japanese office building.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Mark R. Leeper
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
For all the gloss and high-tech hardware, the mystery just fails to be intriguing.
Full Review | Original Score: high 0 out of -4..+4
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Hal Hinson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Connery is heaven, and so is the movie.
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
November 19, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
January 23, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
January 6, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
June 11, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
June 4, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
August 15, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
July 25, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
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Entertainment Weekly
July 30, 1993
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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