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  • Summary: After a major shipment of drugs goes missing on the US-Canadian border, forest ranger and former Navy SEAL Henry (Tom Everett Scott) is plunged into survival mode when the drug cartel forces him to help retrieve the downed package. Trapped in the wilderness with no communication to the outside world, Henry finds himself face to face with Clay (Orlando Jones), a man with a personal vendetta against Henry who has returned for retribution. Now, the two mortal enemies must make a choice: put aside their past and work together, or die alone at the hands of the drug runners, a ruthless gang who will stop at nothing to retrieve their lost cargo. Collapse
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 9
  2. Negative: 2 out of 9
  1. Reviewed by:  Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
    Jan 22, 2014
    75
    Enemies Closer finds Hyams senior and his screenwriters, Eric and James Bromberg, channeling Lynch and Mark Frost’s TV series "Twin Peaks," mixing bizarro characterizations and woodland intrigue with wholesome national imagery.
  2. Reviewed by: Michael Nordine
    Jan 21, 2014
    70
    Enemies Closer captures the feel of action flicks of yore -- unsurprising, given that some of them were directed by Hyams himself -- in a way that only limited-release and straight-to-video titles seem allowed to these days (aside from the latest Riddick, that is).
  3. Reviewed by: Matt Zoller Seitz
    Jan 24, 2014
    63
    Jean-Claude Van Damme, whose work as the villain in Enemies Closer is the only reason to see this film.
  4. Reviewed by: Scott Foundas
    Jan 23, 2014
    60
    An unremarkable but entirely serviceable action quickie.
  5. Reviewed by: Gabe Toro
    Jan 23, 2014
    50
    Van Damme’s an arresting presence in his old age... His performance is a wonder, showcasing a man who has never found his physical equal, and how amuses himself by telling stories that ultimately mock opponents.
  6. Reviewed by: Matt Singer
    Jan 23, 2014
    50
    Too bad no one else in Enemies Closer can match Van Damme’s oddball charisma.
  7. Reviewed by: Ed Gonzalez
    Jan 19, 2014
    12
    JCVD may not say it best, but he does say it aptly, when his manically cartoonish baddie caps one murder with the assertion that "shit happens."

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  1. Jan 25, 2014
    6
    Enemies Closer is your typical cliche movie, with half-decent performances by its leads and a weak direction by Peter Hyams. However, the only reason I give it a 6 is because of the gory and very satisfying action scenes and Van Damme's surprisingly good performance as Xander, the over-the-top baddie.

    Definitely give it a rental.
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