Maximum Risk Reviews

September 7, 2011
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.
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 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.
January 1, 2000
From start to finish, Maximum Risk presents spectacular stunts choreographed and coordinated by Charles Picerni and some hair-raising, stomach-churning automotive chases attributed to Remy Julienne, the French master of the art.
January 1, 2000
It just simmers down, becoming an embarrassing exercise in the pointless and predictable.
January 1, 2000
The chases are chaotic and cliched.
January 1, 2000
Action flicks should be fun, and this one is a bloody bore.
September 13, 1996