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Rising Sun Reviews

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December 23, 2004
A 1980s style film adaptation of a Michael Crichton novel.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
January 1, 2000
The screenplay by Kaufman, Crichton and Michael Backes is not about much of anything important.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
There are a few too many plot holes and logical errors. Rising Sun may be solidly-paced, but not all aspects of the production are as successful.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 25, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
May 13, 2007
Snipes at his coolest still can't save this xenophobic piece of studio flotsam.
| Original Score: 2/5
April 9, 2008
When working in genre territory before, the idiosyncratic Kaufman has shown a marked tendency to debunk or subvert conventions. Playing it straight here, he brings little to the table.
January 1, 2000
For all the gloss and high-tech hardware, the mystery just fails to be intriguing.
Full Review | Original Score: high 0 out of -4..+4
January 1, 2000
Wildly improbable (read: typical Crichton) tale about a murder in a Japanese office building.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
June 24, 2006
Kaufman's PC adaptation falls awkwardly between the conventions of the Hollywood conspiracy thriller and something intended as more artily significant.
August 15, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
January 1, 2000
A slick yet pedestrian thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 5, 2008
It would be nice to see Connery doing something intrinsically interesting instead of trying to make something inherently dull entertaining. And it would be good to see Snipes cut loose more than he is able to here.
January 23, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
January 1, 2000
A typical over-blown Hollywood production.
Read More | Original Score: 52/100
January 1, 2000
Where the movie really stumbles is with co-writer/director Philip Kaufman's attempts to make it a conventional mystery-thriller. Kaufman simply doesn't have the slightest notion of how to make a conventional film of any kind.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 20, 2003
It directs attention not to the internal reasons for America's economic problems, but to inscrutable, generalized, unknown others from abroad, whose yellow skins and strange manners announce their evil purposes as much as their unfair trade practices.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
June 4, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
December 28, 2004
The film disappoints, but Snipes and Connery don't.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 9, 2008
What should have been a tense political thrilling blockbuster, ends up a wasted effort with a limp storyline that once again fails to give the book justice.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 18, 2008
As the plot grows more intricate, strangely the tension dissipates, until finally the movie just seems to run out of breath.
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