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Maximum Risk (Full Screen) (Bilingual) [Import]
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Van Damme/Henstridge ~ Maximum Risk
When a kickboxing police inspector is murdered, his kickboxing twin brother infiltrates the Russian mob in order to see justice meted out--as painfully as possible. A slimmed-down Jean-Claude Van Damme is surprisingly effective as the lead(s), but the real star here is gritty Hong Kong director Ringo Lam (probably best known for City on Fire, the film that inspired Quentin Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs), who makes a lethal American debut with this hard-edged, convoluted film, which uses the identical-sibling gimmick to considerably darker effect than the goofball Double Impact. Some incredible stunt work and a terrifically ruthless final reel make this underrated action film a winner, although fans of Species may be somewhat disappointed that costar Natasha Henstridge never fully displays the assets that made her famous. --Andrew Wright --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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For some reason, Claude decides to investigate himself and travels to America only to discover the most annoying cab driver, who has English as his first language. At some point in time I would have backed out, but not Van Damme who still had 45 minutes to get into the can, and with a body count that was almost nil.
Mindless Van Damme fun.
Guide Brief sex. Nudity (Natasha Henstridge)
Like he did in "Double Impact", Jean-Claude Van Damme once again plays the role of twins, although not as much this time around. "Maximum Risk" might be a bit shallow on plot depth, but who cares? Van Damme movies are known for their great stunts, action, and especially the fighting sequences, and let me tell you, there is A LOT of each in this movie.
The stunts, special effects, etc. come together as one to make "Maximum Risk" a fast paced, suspense filled adventure that all Van Damme fans should watch.
It might not be one of his top five movies, but if you're a fan of other Van Damme movies, then checking out "Maximum Risk" isn't that big of a risk to take.
The acting (all around) is believable, and the scenario is darker than Van Dammes' previous roles. Enjoy this trip on the wild-side, as Jean Claude actually plays a convincing role caught in the middle of corruption.
So you don't like Jean-Claude? Go away. Though no acting genius, Van Damme hasn't tried to be something he is not (Stallone, Schwarzenegger) and he has stuck to fun films that can be enjoyed by all.
Director Ringo Lam has thrown a twist into the average Van Damme film. It's actually interesting beyond incredible martial arts. Yes, people, there is a story here. This is a big-budget, blow-your-mind special-effects extravaganza that leaves you saying, how...did they do that?
Strap in and hang on. This is Van Dammage like you've never seen before!
Most recent customer reviews
fun fun fun. Van Damme has never disappointing me. his movies are fun and exciting. Great movie, Great action a Great film.Published 23 months ago by David
Pour ceux qui serait intéresser par ce film, veuillez prendre note qu'on indique à l'endos du boîtier dans le menu language que le film est en anglais, espagnol et... Read morePublished on June 1 2004
Van Damme has Derailed and went In Hell for some of his career, but this one I would say is his best, well next to Universal Soldier and Bloodsport I'd say its right up there with... Read morePublished on Oct. 27 2003 by Michael Bolts
one of van-damme's best, with full non stop action, the fight scenes are awesome,especially with that blonde guy that he confronts a few times,really gets the blood pumping when... Read morePublished on May 5 2003 by richard
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