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Java Heat Reviews

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James Luxford
The National (UAE)
October 18, 2013
a wretched mess of an action film
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Todd Jorgenson
Cinemalogue.com
June 12, 2013
Despite some appealing exotic locales, the action sequences and plot twists are right off the genre assembly line.
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Amy Nicholson
Los Angeles Times
May 17, 2013
The film's anthropological interest in Indonesia is the smartest thing in an otherwise familiar scramble of kidnapped babes, expensive jewelry and millions of bullets.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Andrew Barker
Variety
May 15, 2013
The potential fun is all thoroughly undone, however, by an eye-roller of a script and a leaden lead performance from Twilight heartthrob Kellan Lutz.
David Noh
Film Journal International
May 10, 2013
The perfect macho date movie for that Type A juicehead in your life, marked by Mickey Rourke's ever-accelerating descent into Lon Chaney-esque grotesqueness.
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
May 10, 2013
Lutz ... doesn't have half the charisma required to hold together this jumble of cheesy shootouts and chases, but at least Rourke provides some unintended laughs with his comical attempts to be evil.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Neil Genzlinger
New York Times
May 9, 2013
A better title for "Java Heat" might have been "Java Noise," since that is mostly what this uninvolving action film produces.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
May 9, 2013
This otherwise generic '80s-style actioner benefits from the presence of the ever-colorful Mickey Rourke as an exotic villian.
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
May 9, 2013
Remember all those years when Mickey Rourke was languishing in cheap, straight-to-DVD work that paid his rent and wasted his talents? Apparently, he actually enjoyed making those movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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May 9, 2013
An action movie for people who don't mind clichéd plotting, lame dialogue, and the low-wattage charisma of third-string Twilight heartthrob Kellan Lutz.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Brian Orndorf
Blu-ray.com
May 8, 2013
It's violent enough to numb, but Allyn doesn't launch the effort to rousing heights of escapism. In the end, Java Heat works better as a travelogue than an international actioner.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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Nick Schager
Village Voice
May 7, 2013
Java Heat's title refers not to hot coffee but to the Indonesian island, though caffeine is certainly recommended to make it through this tepid buddy-cop action flick.
Chuck Bowen
Slant Magazine
May 5, 2013
A middling genre movie, but it's oddly likable for its conflicted, unresolved tension.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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