Java Heat
Java Heat (2013)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: September 17, 2013
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Critic Score: 8% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Amy Nicholson
Los Angeles Times

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.

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Neil Genzlinger
New York Times

A better title for "Java Heat" might have been "Java Noise," since that is mostly what this uninvolving action film produces.

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James Luxford
The National

a wretched mess of an action film

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Andrew Barker
Variety

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.

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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

This otherwise generic '80s-style actioner benefits from the presence of the ever-colorful Mickey Rourke as an exotic villian.

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Todd Jorgenson
Cinemalogue.com

Despite some appealing exotic locales, the action sequences and plot twists are right off the genre assembly line.

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Kyle Smith
New York Post

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.

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

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.

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David Noh
Film Journal International

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 29% Flixster User Reviews
Caesar Mendez
If The Raid Redemption set the high standard for Indonesian action films then Java Heat sets the low standard. It fails in nearly every area fundamental for an… More
Cameron Johnson
"Pick up your feet, got to move to the trick of the beat; there is no elite, just take your place in the java heat!" I don't know why, but this… More