Black Moon Rising
Black Moon Rising (1986)

A John Carpenter story served as the launching pad for Black Moon Rising. Veteran thief Quint (Tommy Lee Jones) is hired by the FBI to steal some politically volatile computer tapes. The owners of the tapes are displeased, and begin chasing… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: January 10, 1986
DVD Release Date: January 30, 2001
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Time Out

It all gets off to a cracking start, only to dwindle very rapidly into thin and predictable variations on the formulaic ploys.

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Nick Rogers

One long, fuel economy-eroding idle before a mildly interesting vehicle stunt. For all its potential, "Black Moon Rising" only proves history's deep, dark cracks are there for a reason and some movies are fated to fall into them at 325 miles an hour.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

Like a stolen car, it moves pretty fast, if erratically.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

It took three screenplay writers to concoct this rather unamazing action-thriller about cars, thieves, and dirty tricks.

Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

Cokliss's direction strains for a stylishness it doesn't achieve, yet his fundamentally straightforward style brings out the abstract design of the plot.

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Scott Weinberg

Entirely forgettable car chase flick.

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