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Alain Moreau (Jean-Claude Van Damme) is a French cop whose colleagues make a startling discovery -- a man named Mikhail, who was killed in a high-speed chase with police, looks exactly like him. Curious about the stranger with his face, Alain is told by his mother Chantal (Stephane Audran) that Mikhail was in fact his twin brother, whom her poor family was forced to give up at birth. Alain wants to know more about the brother he never knew, but the more he learns the more troubling the news becomes; it seems that Mikhail was involved with gangsters, corrupt FBI agents, and a gang of drug… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 28%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's a visceral delight that refuses to be deterred by niceties of plot or character consistency and prefers sweat to emotion."
‑ Leonard Klady, Variety
"Lam not only handles the bravura action set pieces with ease but also a capable international cast as colorful and varied as the film's many locales."
‑ Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
"The plot holds together pretty well, which is not always the case in Van Damme's movies, and does not require the concoction of labored explanations for his pronounced accent."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"For sweet bloody thrills, this one beats the summer blockbuster competition hands-down."
‑ Bryant Frazer, Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus
"Those who approach Maximum Risk with minimal expectations will, in the end, experience at least the occasional pleasant surprise."
‑ Dragan Antulov,
"A standard Van Damme pic, competently assembled but with little of the manic edge found in director Lam's Hong Kong movies."
‑ Derek Adams, Time Out
"The chases are chaotic and cliched."
‑ Sean Means,
"...the movie has some good moments of intrigue and adventure, and with a more charismatic hero it might have worked better."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"Villains curl their upper lip and snarl in bad Russian accents, while Van Damme bungles four-word sentences."
‑ Susan Tavernetti, Palo Alto Weekly
"Fights ensue. Van-Damme kicks a lot of ass. Explosions occur. The end."
‑ Christopher Null,
"There are so many car crashes in Maximum Risk that Van Damme ends up playing second fiddle to an ever-expanding salvage operation."
‑ Richard Harrington, Washington Post
"Action flicks should be fun, and this one is a bloody bore."
‑ Bruce Westbrook, Houston Chronicle
"The energetic action isn't quite enough to overcome an undernourished story. [Blu-Ray]"
‑ Peter Canavese, Groucho Reviews
"Premium Van Damme...Henstridge is eye-poppingly appealing"
‑ Clint Morris, Moviehole
"Zesty chases and Van Damme's always exciting fights scenes fit well within a story that carries more intrigue than the average kick-and-crash extravaganzas."
‑ Jeffrey Westhoff, Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
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