Nowhere to Run
Nowhere to Run (1993)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: January 1, 1993
DVD Release Date: December 11, 2001
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Critic Score: 25% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff

A relentlessly corny and shamelessly derivative vehicle.

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James Berardinelli

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.

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Clint Morris

Van Damme hits a high-note for once

Nick Funnell
Time Out

When Van Damme is doing what he does best -- narcissistically displaying his body and thumping the bad guys -- the film works reasonably well.

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Richard Harrington
Washington Post

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.

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Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

All in all, it is a pretty good action film and it could be a breakthrough for Van Damme.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

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.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-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.

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Louis Black
Austin Chronicle

If you don't expect much (and the developer vs. land owner plot is ridiculous) you may be surprised at what's here.

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Flixster Audience Score: 32% Flixster User Reviews
Tsubaki Sanjuro
If you were a hot woman in the 90s, chances are you were on a Van Damme movie. Van Damme also had plenty of good actors as the bad guys, in this case Ted… More
xGary Xx
More of the usual bone-headed action fare from JCVD. Not his worst effort, and Roseanna Arquette is appealing, but it's all so very "so what?"
Jason Owens
In "Nowhere To Run," Jean-Claude Van Damme plays as Sam, an escaped convict who ends up staying on a small farm with Clydie (Rosanna Arquette) and her… More
danny d
van damme kicks some guys
Jason Spencer
A pretty plain action movie but with enough of a story to keep you interested for the run time.
Shawn Montague
As a kid, Van Damme movies were my top pick, Violence, Drama, this one I've watched a couple times, check it out!