Boiling Point
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The boiling point is mighty low in this tepid action programmer. Wesley Snipes plays Jimmy Mercer, a Treasury agent whose sting operation goes bad. Engineered by Ronnie (Viggo Mortensen), a dull-witted but sadistic ex-con, the operation not only fails, but one of Jimmy's colleagues is killed by Ronnie in the process. As punishment, Jimmy is exiled to Newark, where he is given seven days to find the man responsible for the death of the officer. Meanwhile, slimy con-man Red (Dennis Hopper) has Ronnie deceived into thinking that Mercer is a big-time crook with influential connections. Red… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 20%

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"So slow-moving and lacking in excitement that it's torture to sit through."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"Though it is being sold as if it's a sequel to Wesley Snipes' Passenger 57, Boiling Point never percolates. In fact, it hardly works its temperature up to tepid."
‑ Chris Hicks, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
"Surprisingly tepid, especially considering the flick's title."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
"Promoted like an action movie, but there's one problem -- this movie has no action!"
‑ Luke Y. Thompson, New Times
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