This is definitely Van Damme's best turn as an actor. The movie slows down in many spots. Van Damme may not be a first rate actor but can he hold his own in this kind of material. Van Dammes vanquishing of them was like revenge for all the times that my father beat me, I can die a happy man now that I have seen this masterpiece and Van damme has avenged the sins of my father. How many brothers has this guy got. His relationship with his brother's old flame Natasha Henstridge, Species is interesting at first but is then more or less dropped into your lap. The fight scenes are realistic,gritty,and for the most part brutal.
He gives the movie a lot of atmosphere and style. The action scenes are good, but nothing special. Mikhail had been trying to leave the Rusian mob run by Dmitri with lieutenant Ivan Dzasokhov. Any way Maximum Risk is a movie that will have you on the edge of your seat from start to finish. Van Damme and Henstridge are not necessarily great actors but they give their best effort. Nevertheless, some of the scenes such as car chases, fires and explosions are so well-done you have to admire the great stunt work in here. I don't see why this was a huge flop in theaters; it's surely Van Damme's best and at heart an exciting action flick.
Unfortunately, after seeing how good Van Damme can be yes, he can act - something we've yet to see from Stephen Seagal who he's usually compared to it makes you sad to see how many bad films he's really made. You have three, count them three outstanding fights between Jean-Claude Van Damme and the biggest, baddest dude you can imagine. Overall rating: 7 out of 10. It is a decent thriller, not just a martial arts flick. I think its a nice contrast arc on the story. Then 15 minutes go by leaving us wanting more.
Perlu diketahui, film-film yang terdapat pada web ini didapat dari web pencarian di internet. After watching 'Legionnaire' and 'Death Warrant', I finally get back to a movie in which Van Damme gets to do a lot of what he does best: kick lots of random people in the head. There is car chases, fights, and of course a beautiful woman. Not just muscles with a badge, the policeman must find the answers to some tough questions, none harder than what the heck is an accordian player doing in a sauna. I believe thats why this movie gets this low rating.
People mistakes him for Mikhail. There is plenty of action. Reception , a , reports that 30% of 33 surveyed critics gave the film a positive review; the average rating was 4. In the south of France, Mikhail Suverov Jean-Claude Van Damme dies after a car chase. In the end, the climax is unfortunately uninspiring, predictable, and true to form of any other action film. For starters Maximum risk is helmed by Asian-action-man,Ringo Lam. It almost gets ridiculous in spots.
This is not your usual Van Damme movie. As a boy in Holland i used to frolic in the fields and dream that i as the magnificent Van Damme avenging evil in this world. The gunfights are staged well. This has to be the best Jean-Claude Van Damme action movie he has made. She is also easy on the eye in more ways than one. Keep up the good work guys! You have great car chases through the streets of Nice and New York. This movie is 100 minutes, and 95 of those are pure action.
Soundly-weighed production values by director Lam help set a good mood and the art direction is, at times, inspired. The script by Larry Ferguson writer of The Hunt for Red October and definitely one of the more respected people to pen a Van Damme movie places storytelling over action setups and, in general, feels a bit smarter than the average Van Damme vehicle. He is forced to kickbox his way from France to the U. The villains in this picture are the very manifestations of my childhood visions of evil incarnate. Natasha Henstridge is kinda wasted to anything but eye candy. Natasha Henstridge is tremendously hot and there's a pretty nice sex scene in a bathroom within the picture, herself and Van Damme both have chemistry but the script isn't taking them anyway we haven't been before. The last sequence is also very sloppy and it takes place in a slaughterhouse, it's just not exciting or anything remotely close to it.
We start out in warm,beautiful,summertime France to Dead of winter, smelly, New York city. If you've seen a Van Damme film before you'll know exactly what to expect here, though he can make good films Timecop, Kickboxer , he clearly hasn't done much here, the acting is okay for a mediocre actioner with a by the numbers plot with the exception of the lacklustre villain played by Zach Grenier. If you have good speakers, be ready to have the room shake with lots of bass. He is at his darkest and most volatile here. Notice Van Damme goes for the Jugular here.
But seriously this is an action movie from start to finish. To find out why Mikhail was murdered, Alain must simply travel to New York which in the tradition of 'Rumble in the Bronx', is actually Toronto , assume Mikhail's identity, and beat up as many Russian mafia goons as he can in 90 minutes. Alain is at a funeral that is being held for a fellow cop, when Alain's partner Sebastien shows up, and requests for his presence at a crime scene. Everything else in this movie is first rate. It would be better with some more lulls. Another problem is Van Damme has done some pretty badass action sequences and combat scenes in the past, however there's only one decent one here involving a 7 foot or so Russian who weighs a lot more than himself.
A little bit of simplification would allow the movie to concentrate on the action. Tagline: The Other Side of Safety. And it has Natasha Henstridge who acts well and puts on a decent performance. His 3 confrontations with Alain are worthwhile. He must have been on drugs to make Double Team which is'nt bad film ,just bad actors Dennis Rodman. He is forced to kickbox his way from France to the U. In my book this is one fine action movie.