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Nowhere to Run

action & adventure, drama

Escaped prisoner Jean-Claude Van Damme aids a young widow in a furious fight for survival in this action thriller.

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Rotten: 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, Saturday, January 1, 2000

Fresh: 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, Thursday, January 26, 2006


- Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly, Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Audience Reviews

4 stars

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 two kids. However, he finds out that he has some new enemies while he's staying there, including a jealous cop and some men who are trying to take away the farm that Clydie and her two kids live on. I recommend anybody who likes Van Damme movies to get "Nowhere To Run." If you aren't familiar with Van Damme's other movies, this would be a good movie to get to get you familiar. It doesn't have as much fighting in it as most of his other movies do, but it certainly doesn't lack in action. You'll see some great action sequences such as when Van Damme is trying to find a place to run from the police by riding a motorcycle. It has more drama than most of the other Van Damme movies, but it's still a good one. NOTE: That was my Amazon review from the year 2000. Van Damme just rocks. Sad to see him getting older :-(

- stormyweather980, Saturday, August 15, 2009

2 stars

A pretty plain action movie but with enough of a story to keep you interested for the run time.

- superclerk25, Sunday, September 9, 2007

4 stars

As a kid, Van Damme movies were my top pick, Violence, Drama, this one I've watched a couple times, check it out!

- fb573220345, Friday, May 18, 2012