Nowhere to Run

1993

Nowhere to Run

Critics Consensus

No consensus yet.

30%

TOMATOMETER

Reviews Counted: 23

31%
liked it

Audience Score

User Ratings: 20,690

TOMATOMETER

N/A
All Critics | Top Critics
Average Rating: N/A
Reviews Count: 0
Fresh: 0
Rotten: 0

AUDIENCE SCORE

31%
Average Rating: 2.7/5

You may have noticed some of the recent changes we have made. To read more about what we’ve been working on behind the scenes, please check out our new RT Product Blog here.


Want to See

Add Rating
My Rating    

Nowhere to Run Photos

Movie Info

An escaped convict fights for his rights while hiding out from the law in this action drama. Sam Gillen (Jean-Claude Van Damme) is a thief who, despite his criminal past, is an essentially decent man; he ended up behind bars after taking a murder rap for his partner. Sam escapes from prison in a daring jailbreak, and he hides out on a remote farm while on the run from police. A young boy named Mookie (Kieran Culkin) finds the fugitive and takes him in; it seems that the farm belongs to his mother Clydie (Roseanna Arquette), and soon Mookie and his sister Bree (Tiffany Taubman) have become friends with Sam, and Clydie and Sam fall in love. However, Franklin Hale (Joss Ackland), an unscrupulous land developer, wants to buy Clydie's farm and isn't taking no for an answer. When Hale's thug Dunston (Ted Levine) tries to use force to drive Clydie off her property, Sam is ready to fight fire with fire. Nowhere to Run was co-authored by noted screenwriter Joe Eszterhas; Richard Marquand received his story credit posthumously. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Watch it now

Cast

Rosanna Arquette
as Clydie Anderson
Kieran Culkin
as Mike 'Mookie' Anderson
Ted Levine
as Mr. Dunston
Edward Blatchford
as Sheriff Lonnie Cole
Joss Ackland
as Franklin Hale
Bob Apisa
as Prisoner
View All

Critic Reviews for Nowhere to Run

All Critics (23) | Top Critics (8)

Audience Reviews for Nowhere to Run

½

If you were a hot woman in the 90s, chances are you were on a Van Damme movie. Van Damme also had plenty of good actors as the bad guys, in this case Ted Levine, it is a shame that the script is just complete crap and just an excuse for Van Damme to bed said hot woman (Arquette) and beat the crap out of said bad guy in climatic final battle, but right after a bunch of pointless stuff that you don't care about.

Tsubaki Sanjuro
Tsubaki Sanjuro

Super Reviewer

In "Nowhere To Run," Jean-Claude Van Damme plays as Sam, an escaped convict who ends up staying on a small farm with Clydie (Rosanna Arquette) and her two kids. However, he finds out that he has some new enemies while he's staying there, including a jealous cop and some men who are trying to take away the farm that Clydie and her two kids live on. I recommend anybody who likes Van Damme movies to get "Nowhere To Run." If you aren't familiar with Van Damme's other movies, this would be a good movie to get to get you familiar. It doesn't have as much fighting in it as most of his other movies do, but it certainly doesn't lack in action. You'll see some great action sequences such as when Van Damme is trying to find a place to run from the police by riding a motorcycle. It has more drama than most of the other Van Damme movies, but it's still a good one. NOTE: That was my Amazon review from the year 2000. Van Damme just rocks. Sad to see him getting older :-(

Jason Owens
Jason Owens

Super Reviewer

½

A pretty plain action movie but with enough of a story to keep you interested for the run time.

Jason Spencer
Jason Spencer

Super Reviewer

More of the usual bone-headed action fare from JCVD. Not his worst effort, and Roseanna Arquette is appealing, but it's all so very "so what?"

xGary Xx
xGary Xx

Super Reviewer

Nowhere to Run Quotes

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

News & Features