Maximum Risk Reviews

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August 1, 2017
Gets in as many car chases, martial arts fights and explosions as it can while it eschews emotion.
September 7, 2011
November 2, 2008
The plot holds together pretty well, which is not always the case in Van Damme's movies, and does not require the concoction of labored explanations for his pronounced accent.
August 20, 2008
...the movie has some good moments of intrigue and adventure, and with a more charismatic hero it might have worked better.
August 13, 2008
The energetic action isn't quite enough to overcome an undernourished story. [Blu-Ray]
July 8, 2008
It's a visceral delight that refuses to be deterred by niceties of plot or character consistency and prefers sweat to emotion.
June 24, 2006
A standard Van Damme pic, competently assembled but with little of the manic edge found in director Lam's Hong Kong movies.
August 6, 2005
September 25, 2003
For sweet bloody thrills, this one beats the summer blockbuster competition hands-down.
August 16, 2003
May 20, 2003
Villains curl their upper lip and snarl in bad Russian accents, while Van Damme bungles four-word sentences.
April 27, 2003
Premium Van Damme...Henstridge is eye-poppingly appealing
April 16, 2003
Those who approach Maximum Risk with minimal expectations will, in the end, experience at least the occasional pleasant surprise.
August 1, 2002
Fights ensue. Van-Damme kicks a lot of ass. Explosions occur. The end.
June 18, 2002
Zesty chases and Van Damme's always exciting fights scenes fit well within a story that carries more intrigue than the average kick-and-crash extravaganzas.
February 7, 2002
January 22, 2002
There are so many car crashes in Maximum Risk that Van Damme ends up playing second fiddle to an ever-expanding salvage operation.
February 27, 2001
The plot moves along so that a mandatory fight scene is sure to pop up every fifteen minutes to make sure the audience isn't snoozing, but Lam manages to botch at least half of these scenes with shaky camerawork and scrappy editing.
February 14, 2001
Lam not only handles the bravura action set pieces with ease but also a capable international cast as colorful and varied as the film's many locales.
January 1, 2000
The generic nature of the plot and action sequences, not to mention the presence of Jean-Claude Van Damme, made everything seem all-too-familiar.
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