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STAR RATINGS EXPLAINED
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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 18
Cast
Sean Connery
Wesley Snipes
Harvey Keitel
Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa
Directors
Philip Kaufman
Screenwriters
Philip Kaufman
Michael Backes
Michael Crichton
Running Time
129 minutes

Rising Sun
Connery and Snipes trace the killer of a powerful Japanese businessman's moll.


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Plot
After a hooker mysteriously dies in Japan and with one of her clients being a powerful and respected Japanese businessman, it left to Connery and Snipes to find the killer as quickly as possible before the scandal gets out. But with only a patchy CCTV video for evidence can the unlikely couple pull it off?


Verdict
What should have been a tense political thrilling blockbuster, ends up a wasted effort with a limp storyline that once again fails to give the book justice. Based on a novel by 90's favourite Michael Crichton (Jurassic Park, Disclosure), starring Sean Connery and then A-Lister Wesley Snipes this had great potential but with such stereotypical characters and big gaps between action sequences, this should have been left on the shelf.


Reviewed by Angie Errigo

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