Maximum Risk
Maximum Risk (1996)

This fast-paced actioner starts in the streets of Nice where several assassins pursue a man and end up killing him. French cop Alain discovers that the deceased was his exact double. Alain takes his place and must avoid both Mafia and FBI… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: September 13, 1996
DVD Release Date: October 30, 2001
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Critic Score: 30% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Leonard Klady

It's a visceral delight that refuses to be deterred by niceties of plot or character consistency and prefers sweat to emotion.

Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

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.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Gets in as many car chases, martial arts fights and explosions as it can while it eschews emotion.

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Derek Adams
Time Out

A standard Van Damme pic, competently assembled but with little of the manic edge found in director Lam's Hong Kong movies.

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Sean P. Means

The chases are chaotic and cliched.

TV Guide

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.

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Richard Harrington
Washington Post

There are so many car crashes in Maximum Risk that Van Damme ends up playing second fiddle to an ever-expanding salvage operation.

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Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle

Action flicks should be fun, and this one is a bloody bore.

John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

...the movie has some good moments of intrigue and adventure, and with a more charismatic hero it might have worked better.

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Flixster Audience Score: 34% Flixster User Reviews
Jason Owens
A cop (Van Damme) just found out about something new. He's had a twin brother all these years and didn't know it, but the bad part is that he just… More
Dean McKenna
Great action-packed sexy thrill ride!
Phil Hubbs
Typical Van Damme plot line envolving murder and revenge but in the hands of Lam its is just about ok. There are some really nice action sequences here that… More
John Ballantine
Just a weeee bit on the stupid side. I prefer if when Van Damme pokes fun at himself.
David Ladd
Alain Moreau is a cop in France who cannot believe his eyes when a murder victim is the spitting image of him. He confronts his mother and learns that she had… More
Steven Vincent Gee
This Jean-Claude Van Damme action vehicle gets good marks for sound, low profanity, some very good action scenes and some interesting characters, but this is… More