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Rising Sun (1993)


When a prostitute is found dead in a Los Angeles skyscraper occupied by a large Japanese corporation, detectives John Conner and Web Smith are called in to investigate. Although Conner has previous experience working in Japan, cultural differences make their progress difficult until a security disc showing the murder turns up. Close scrutiny proves the disc has been doctored, and the detectives realize they're dealing with a cover-up as well.

Rising Sun (1993)

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Released Year: 1993
Runtime: 125 minutes
Directors: Philip Kaufman

Storyline


When a prostitute is found dead in a Los Angeles skyscraper occupied by a large Japanese corporation, detectives John Conner and Web Smith are called in to investigate. Although Conner has previous experience working in Japan, cultural differences make their progress difficult until a security disc showing the murder turns up. Close scrutiny proves the disc has been doctored, and the detectives realize they're dealing with a cover-up as well.

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Reviews


90
Washington Post - Desson Thomson
A thoroughly gratifying prestige thriller, thanks to riveting suspense and two brilliant stars.
88
Rolling Stone - Peter Travers
The flaws don't cripple what is a fiercely funny, exciting and provocative detective story about the crimes of corporate culture — crimes that transcend race and geography.
70
Chicago Reader - Jonathan Rosenbaum
I found it pretty entertaining, as well as provocative in some of its comments about contemporary life.
63
ReelViews - James Berardinelli
In the final analysis, Rising Sun is yet another book-to-movie conversion that loses something in the translation. Despite the always-welcome presence of Sean Connery, the film fails to satisfy completely. There are a few too many plot holes and logical errors. Rising Sun may be solidly-paced, but not all aspects of the production are as successful.
60
TV Guide Magazine - Unnamed
A triumph of style over content. Like BLADE RUNNER, the film grafts a fiercely modernist feel onto characters and themes right out of a 1940s film noir--an impressive achievement that more than makes up for a ponderous storyline.

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