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  • 20
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    It would be nice to say that Rourke, at least, offers a reason to see this junky thriller, about an American agent who gets involved in an Indonesian terrorist plot. But as entertaining as it is to watch him adopt a strange accent and swan around in sarongs as an eccentric jewel thief, it’s also a little depressing. The paycheck cannot possibly be worth it. show more

  • 60
    Frank Scheck The Hollywood Reporter

    Speaking his (Rourke) lines in an unintelligible accent that occasionally requires subtitles and wearing a white suit that never seems to get bloody even when he’s stabbing people to death, the actor brings an undeniably fascinating strangeness to the otherwise familiar proceedings. show more

  • 50
    Chuck Bowen Slant Magazine

    A middling genre movie, but it's oddly likable for its conflicted, unresolved tension. show more

  • 25
    Kyle Smith New York Post

    The terrorism thriller Java Heat sure is violent. I don’t even want to tell you how viciously Mickey Rourke mangles the French accent he’s trying to do. show more

  • 50
    Amy Nicholson Los Angeles Times

    The film's anthropological interest in Indonesia is the smartest thing in an otherwise familiar scramble of kidnapped babes, expensive jewelry and millions of bullets. show more

  • 40
    Nick Schager Village Voice

    Java Heat's title refers not to hot coffee but to the Indonesian island, though caffeine is certainly recommended to make it through this tepid buddy-cop action flick. show more

  • 30
    Neil Genzlinger The New York Times

    The film, directed by Conor Allyn, is rarely more than a few minutes away from a gun battle or a tedious chase, and soon you cease to care who is shooting at, or running from, whom or why. show more

  • 58
    Ignatiy Vishnevetsky The A.V. Club

    Unfortunately, Java Heat is also an action movie for people who don’t mind clichéd plotting, lame dialogue, and the low-wattage charisma of third-string Twilight heartthrob Kellan Lutz. show more

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