Maximum Risk Reviews

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September 7, 2011
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]
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
August 16, 2003
May 20, 2003
Villains curl their upper lip and snarl in bad Russian accents, while Van Damme bungles four-word sentences.
August 1, 2002
Fights ensue. Van-Damme kicks a lot of ass. Explosions occur. The end.
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.
January 1, 2000
The chases are chaotic and cliched.
January 1, 2000
A resolutely mediocre film.
January 1, 2000
Devoid of any distinct personality that would set it apart from other action flicks.
January 1, 2000
Jean-Claude does little Van Dammage to his lukewarm reputation with this standard actioner.
January 1, 2000
Maximum Risk equals minimum impact -- even by Van Damme standards.
January 1, 2000
It just simmers down, becoming an embarrassing exercise in the pointless and predictable.
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.
January 1, 2000
So full of holes that exciting stunts can't cover them all.
January 1, 2000
Those who have seen Lam's best work know he might have pulled it off...if, just maybe, he had a more capable leading man.
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