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½ August 22, 2011
I think out of all the 90s films of Van Damme, this is probably his best acting film with a decent story. This is definitely a different type of Van Damme movie, he doesn't just d Van Dammage with his fists and kicks, but he also does some dramatic stuff. Of course the plot is filled with holes and huh moments, but I can appreciate a film that he does which is not filled with his patented splits and wind kicks. I think what is funny is that they still gave him some one liners to say as he beats the snot out of folks. Decent film, with some actual acting in it makes this one of my favorite Van Damme movies cause trust me, a lot of them suck lol. Oh, best thing about this movie, is that they fight corrupt housing folks...they should have remade this film now since everyone is in foreclosure...would give us something to cheer about. TAKE THAT REAL ESTATE ASSHOLES! lol
August 18, 2011
Van Damme at his best.
July 19, 2011
Nowhere to run sees Van Damme as a prisoner on the run. He stumbles across a family in the need of help as there land is being taking over. Excellent film from the 90s
July 16, 2011
Didn't like this film...
July 1, 2011
I saw one Van Damme flick so I think I have seen them all
May 15, 2011
For an action movie, there was no enough action. Not much acting and not much of a plot. There was some drama.
½ May 8, 2011
bad guys, good guys and an obviouse plot.
April 24, 2011
One of Van Damme better action movies.
½ April 10, 2011
Not bloodsport, kickboxer, or lion heart. Baldy written, horribly acted, not his best action. Might be his worst.
½ April 7, 2011
one of van damme's best films even if the story is similar to shane

not one of his high kicking action films though the fight scenes are done on a smaller scale
½ March 22, 2011
Escaped convict, comes across a family, who's recentlly lost their patriarch and helps them fight back against evil land developers who are trying to force them out, by spin kicking faces. If you've seen Van Damme, you've seen this. And if you read that synopsis, you know you've seen or read this story before. Watch it with friends. It's not his worst, nor is it anywhere near his best. But it is fun to make fun of over beers.
January 5, 2011
Not bad but not as good as i wanted it to be. other van damme movies have been better.
December 2, 2010
Rossanna Arquette gets VD in this mess/poorly acted movie.
November 11, 2010
this movie is from back in the day when jcvd was considered a sex symbol .. so of course u have to deal with lots of butt shots and nakedness ..ughhh well besides that not a bad storyline ..but dry
November 9, 2010
Not that much good comes from this; no originality and no motive
½ November 1, 2010
One of the better acting performances from Van Damme, Ackland and arquette add some acting class as well as levine - decent enough film, not enough action
September 28, 2010
The fugitive meets Uncle Buck.
September 27, 2010
The fight scenes are memorable, but the story was fine! Another Van Damme classic!
½ September 10, 2010
Until the late 90's onwards, JCVD was perfectly capable of delivering reliably decent action flicks and this one's no exception. This time around however the action isn't the only selling point as a fair amount of effort has been put into the characters and the relationships between them. Van Damme plays Sam (accent explanation: he's from Quebec), an escaped prisoner who, keeping his true identity to himself, holes up with cute widow Rosanna Arquette and her two children. Arquette's struggling farmer is under pressure from the devious Joss Ackland to give up her land for a housing project with ever more violent actions being taken to get her to comply. Van Damme, slowly becoming attached to Arquette and her sprogs (including a young Kieran Culkin who takes a particular shine to him as a father figure), must get involved to protect them while at the same time keeping himself from being caught. The characters are interesting, the relationships are well developed and the acting is good, even from Van Damme who, despite his limited range, gives it a decent shot. Rosanna Arquette is particularly good, as is little Kieran Culkin and you really become attached to their family as Van Damme does. You'll be willing them to succeed, booing the bad guys and cheering the Muscles from Brussels on when it's time to kick ass.
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