Rising Sun Reviews

December 7, 2018
A major disappointment from first-class director Philip Kaufman.
September 7, 2011
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
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.
April 9, 2008
I found it pretty entertaining, as well as provocative in some of its comments about contemporary life.
June 24, 2006
Kaufman's PC adaptation falls awkwardly between the conventions of the Hollywood conspiracy thriller and something intended as more artily significant.
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.
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
Connery is heaven, and so is the movie.
January 1, 2000
A thoroughly gratifying prestige thriller, thanks to riveting suspense and two brilliant stars.
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.
January 1, 2000
The screenplay by Kaufman, Crichton and Michael Backes is not about much of anything important.
July 30, 1993