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Falcon Rising (2014)

Falcon Rising (2014)

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John "Falcon" Chapman, is an ex-marine anti-hero plagued with a terrible secret consuming him with guilt. On the self-destructive edge, he learns his sister Cindy (Laila Ali) has been brutally beaten in the slums or "favelas" of Brazil and travels there to hunt down her attackers. In the process he discovers an underground world of drugs, prostitution, and police corruption ruled by the Japanese mafia and protected by the powerful Hirimoto (Masashi Odate, THE LAST SAMURAI). With incredible fight sequences and edge of your seat action, Falcon Rising is an in your face thrill-ride introducing America's newest action hero. (C) Freestyle

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Cast

Michael Jai White
as John "Falcon" Chapman
Laila Ali
as Cindy Chapman
Neal McDonough
as Manny Ridley
Lateef Crowder
as Carlo Bororo
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Critic Reviews for Falcon Rising

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (5)

A throwback to 1980s action films, with strong men at the center going up alone against an unambiguously evil foe, "Falcon Rising" is an entertaining film with a thrilling physical performance from Michael Jai White.

September 5, 2014 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

"Falcon Rising" is filled with so many action-flick cliches it could serve as a text on how not to do things.

September 5, 2014 | Rating: D+ | Full Review…

Y. T. Parazi's unmysterious screenplay drops cheesily clever one-liners on the way to a finish that suggests a bid for sequels, though you're more likely to find those on late-night cable than in theaters.

September 4, 2014 | Full Review…

It's a straightforward vengeance tale with no other ambition than to entertain. That said, it has something.

September 4, 2014 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Beyond isolated moments of dickish charm - and his climactic four-way fight involving a sword, a crucifix, and two steel pipes - Chapman just comes across like another pseudo-heroic American behaving badly abroad.

September 2, 2014 | Full Review…

The structural missteps do little to diminish the immense pleasure of seeing [Michael Jai] White in motion.

September 5, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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