Rising Sun Reviews

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December 7, 2018
There are moments when Rising Sun touches a raw nerve...Too often though, this film conveys what might be called the unbearable lightness of Crichton.
December 7, 2018
A major disappointment from first-class director Philip Kaufman.
November 28, 2017
It turns out a muddle: a buddy pic and a culture shocker as well as a thriller.
September 7, 2011
January 2, 2009
Kaufman's film is flawed. but not as bad as critics claim-- charges of racism made this adaptation controversial even before it was seen.
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.
October 18, 2008
As the plot grows more intricate, strangely the tension dissipates, until finally the movie just seems to run out of breath.
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.
April 9, 2008
aufman's heavy-handedness and a half-baked script with unfocused performances to match render this unentertaining, vacuous nonsense.
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.
May 13, 2007
Snipes at his coolest still can't save this xenophobic piece of studio flotsam.
June 24, 2006
Kaufman's PC adaptation falls awkwardly between the conventions of the Hollywood conspiracy thriller and something intended as more artily significant.
December 28, 2004
The film disappoints, but Snipes and Connery don't.
December 23, 2004
A 1980s style film adaptation of a Michael Crichton novel.
January 23, 2004
June 4, 2003
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.
August 15, 2002
July 25, 2002
January 1, 2000
For all the gloss and high-tech hardware, the mystery just fails to be intriguing.
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