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  • Summary: John "Falcon" Chapman travels to Brazil to hunt down his sister's brutal attackers, in the process discovering an underground world of drugs, prostitution, and police corruption ruled by the Japanese mafia.
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 4
  2. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Reviewed by: Sheila O'Malley
    Sep 5, 2014
    75
    A successful franchise depends on the hero at its center. Is the hero's personality interesting enough to warrant more? Time will tell, but Falcon Rising is off to a good start.
  2. Reviewed by: Charles Bramesco
    Sep 4, 2014
    60
    The structural missteps do little to diminish the immense pleasure of seeing White in motion, however. When he assumes a combat pose, the generic script and personality-free visuals fall back.
  3. Reviewed by: Nicolas Rapold
    Sep 4, 2014
    50
    Mr. Chapman administers some of his (amplified) thwacks and drop kicks with a likable, you-should-know-better air of amusement, recalling a Reagan-era TV cop show.
  4. Reviewed by: Simon Abrams
    Sep 3, 2014
    30
    Beyond isolated moments of dickish charm — and his climactic four-way fight involving a sword, a crucifix, and two steel pipes — Chapman just comes across like another pseudo-heroic American behaving badly abroad.
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  1. Nov 21, 2014
    8
    Surprisingly good movie. Former soldiers sister gets attacked for crossing the mafia while doing charity work in one of the Brazilian favelasSurprisingly good movie. Former soldiers sister gets attacked for crossing the mafia while doing charity work in one of the Brazilian favelas and he goes there to find out more and gets mixed up with mafia business. Good acting, decent story, lots of action. Apparently this is the first movie in a series so I am looking forward to more of it. Expand
  2. Jan 7, 2015
    4
    Going into the movie I didn't have high hopes...and even though it started promising I still came out disappointed.

    The whole movie had a
    Going into the movie I didn't have high hopes...and even though it started promising I still came out disappointed.

    The whole movie had a balky, at times disjointed feeling. The plot would jump from one focus to another too quickly and characters were never developed.

    Granted, Falcon Rising did not have Oscars-level ambition, but unfortunately the action wasn't all there in this action flick. The choreography was unrefined and just unsatisfying overall, and that is fair, given Michael Jai Whites pedigree for great fight scenes. Lets hope that the next installment of the Falcon series lives up to the high expectations.
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