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Rising Sun Reviews

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
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.
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David Ansen
Newsweek
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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Todd McCarthy
Variety
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.
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
April 9, 2008
I found it pretty entertaining, as well as provocative in some of its comments about contemporary life.
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Kaufman's PC adaptation falls awkwardly between the conventions of the Hollywood conspiracy thriller and something intended as more artily significant.
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
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
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 12, 2001
The flaws don't cripple what is a fiercely funny, exciting and provocative detective story about the crimes of corporate culture -- crimes that transcend race and geography.
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
A thoroughly gratifying prestige thriller, thanks to riveting suspense and two brilliant stars.
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Hal Hinson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Connery is heaven, and so is the movie.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
The screenplay by Kaufman, Crichton and Michael Backes is not about much of anything important.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Entertainment Weekly
July 30, 1993
Full Review | Original Score: C+