Nowhere to Run
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An escaped convict fights for his rights while hiding out from the law in this action drama. Sam Gillen (Jean-Claude Van Damme) is a thief who, despite his criminal past, is an essentially decent man; he ended up behind bars after taking a murder rap for his partner. Sam escapes from prison in a daring jailbreak, and he hides out on a remote farm while on the run from police. A young boy named Mookie (Kieran Culkin) finds the fugitive and takes him in; it seems that the farm belongs to his mother Clydie (Roseanna Arquette), and soon Mookie and his sister Bree (Tiffany Taubman) have become… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 25%

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"A relentlessly corny and shamelessly derivative vehicle."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"Except for a few short bursts here and there, and one extended scene during the climax, the film is mostly talk. And since Van Damme's range as a dramatic actor is marginal at best, this is a problem."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"Van Damme hits a high-note for once"
‑ Clint Morris, Moviehole
"If you don't expect much (and the developer vs. land owner plot is ridiculous) you may be surprised at what's here."
‑ Louis Black, Austin Chronicle
"When Van Damme is doing what he does best -- narcissistically displaying his body and thumping the bad guys -- the film works reasonably well."
‑ Nick Funnell, Time Out
"While it boasts better supporting actors and technical credits than other Van Damme projects, the film nonetheless founders, a victim of its own lugubrious pace and misguided efforts at turning the bulging Belgian into a romantic lead."
‑ Richard Harrington, Washington Post
"All in all, it is a pretty good action film and it could be a breakthrough for Van Damme."
‑ Robert Roten, Laramie Movie Scope
"Several members of the Astor Plaza audience yesterday afternoon could not contain their merriment when, in the middle of the film, Mr. Van Damme's character identified himself as a lawyer."
‑ Vincent Canby, New York Times
"This is the kind of movie that is so witlessly generic that the plot and title disappear into a mist of other recycled plots and interchangeable titles."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"The best aspect of Nowhere to Run is some inventive camera work from director Robert Harmon. Too bad he didn't have a better script to work with."
‑ Chris Hicks, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
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