Java Heat
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At a time when relations between the West and Islam are dangerously tense, Java Heat opens amidst the aftermath of a terrorist attack in Indonesia, the world's largest Muslim nation. Java Heat centers on Jake (Lutz), a reckless American tough guy who becomes embroiled in the turmoil ensuing the attacks, which killed the country's much beloved Sultana. Jake is bent on vengeance but quickly finds the world a more complicated place than he can solve with violence alone. Lost among labyrinths of religious, political and cultural havoc, Jake must ally with cerebral Muslim detective Hashim… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 8%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The film's anthropological interest in Indonesia is the smartest thing in an otherwise familiar scramble of kidnapped babes, expensive jewelry and millions of bullets."
‑ Amy Nicholson, Los Angeles Times
"A better title for "Java Heat" might have been "Java Noise," since that is mostly what this uninvolving action film produces."
‑ Neil Genzlinger, New York Times
"a wretched mess of an action film"
‑ James Luxford, The National
"It's violent enough to numb, but Allyn doesn't launch the effort to rousing heights of escapism. In the end, Java Heat works better as a travelogue than an international actioner."
‑ Brian Orndorf,
"The potential fun is all thoroughly undone, however, by an eye-roller of a script and a leaden lead performance from Twilight heartthrob Kellan Lutz."
‑ Andrew Barker, Variety
"This otherwise generic '80s-style actioner benefits from the presence of the ever-colorful Mickey Rourke as an exotic villian."
‑ Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
"Despite some appealing exotic locales, the action sequences and plot twists are right off the genre assembly line."
‑ Todd Jorgenson,
"A middling genre movie, but it's oddly likable for its conflicted, unresolved tension."
‑ Chuck Bowen, Slant Magazine
"Lutz ... doesn't have half the charisma required to hold together this jumble of cheesy shootouts and chases, but at least Rourke provides some unintended laughs with his comical attempts to be evil."
‑ Kyle Smith, New York Post
"Remember all those years when Mickey Rourke was languishing in cheap, straight-to-DVD work that paid his rent and wasted his talents? Apparently, he actually enjoyed making those movies."
‑ Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News
"The perfect macho date movie for that Type A juicehead in your life, marked by Mickey Rourke's ever-accelerating descent into Lon Chaney-esque grotesqueness."
‑ David Noh, Film Journal International
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