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Rising Sun

action & adventure, drama, thrillers


Based on Michael Crichton's provocative bestseller, this smart, engrossing and electrically charged thriller is as entertaining as it is thought provoking.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    35%
  • Audience Score
    40%

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

  • Tomatometer®

    35%
    reviews counted: 15
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  • Audience

    40%

Top Critic Reviews

Rotten: 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.

- Angie Errigo, Empire Magazine, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Rotten: As the plot grows more intricate, strangely the tension dissipates, until finally the movie just seems to run out of breath.

- David Ansen, Newsweek, Saturday, October 18, 2008

Fresh: A thoroughly gratifying prestige thriller, thanks to riveting suspense and two brilliant stars.

- Desson Thomson, Washington Post, Saturday, January 1, 2000

Audience Reviews

3 stars

Entertaining. A whodunit that keeps you on your toes by sending the viewer down wrong paths as you try to determine who the killer is. Sean Connery usually does a great job acting, and this movie is no exception.

- Redlats, Sunday, December 11, 2011

3 stars

A decent mystery film, but not perfect by any means.

- FilmFanatik, Monday, December 21, 2009

3 stars

A pretty good thriller that?s satisfyingly unpredictable. One of the better, East meets West dramas of the time.

- SirPant, Monday, September 28, 2009