Rising Sun Reviews

February 27, 2011
It never rises past a second-rate thriller.
April 9, 2008
The film grafts a fiercely modernist feel onto characters and themes right out of a 1940s film noir--an impressive achievement that more than makes up for a ponderous storyline.
April 9, 2008
I found it pretty entertaining, as well as provocative in some of its comments about contemporary life.
March 3, 2006
An intriguing, sensual whodunit that would have been even better had it not succumb to political correctness and changed the identity of the killer from Crichton's novel.
November 19, 2004
January 6, 2004
July 12, 2003
An intelligent and sophisticated screen adaptation of Michael Crichton's bestselling novel
June 11, 2003
January 9, 2002
This adaptation is a sleek, smartly plotted entertainment, thoroughly engrossing.
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.
January 1, 2000
The film works because of the world it creates, aided by the cinematography of Michael Chapman and the set design of frequent Coppola collaborator Dean Tavoularis.
January 1, 2000
A thoroughly gratifying prestige thriller, thanks to riveting suspense and two brilliant stars.
January 1, 2000
Connery is heaven, and so is the movie.