Running Scared Synopsis
A mobster runs into trouble when a gun he was supposed to discard winds up in the wrong hands.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
It's a pumped-up, intricate and fast-moving yarn that never flags and continues to play out in unexpected ways as it unravels.
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TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
It's way too violent and perversely excessive for many tastes, but there's more to its outrages than meets the eye, and that second look is...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
If Running Scared had come out in 1994, before "Pulp Fiction," it - and Kramer - would be hailed as blazingly original. But questions of...
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Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
Running Scared is a vicious and brutal B-movie jacked up to hysterical, hallucinatory proportions -- a pulpy, violent action picture that...
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Goes so far over the top, it circumnavigates the top and doubles back on itself; it's the Mobius Strip of over-the-topness. I am in awe. It...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
There also are hints of Doug Liman and Tony Scott to be found in this hopped-up, bullet-riddled crime thriller, but while certain sequences...
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USA Today

By Mike Clark
A potential howler done in by a tendency to wear too much body tissue on its sleeve.
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New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
The whole movie is some kind of joke, a sick one to be savored by a certain segment of the movie audience. You know who you are.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Scott Brown
Running is a fevered smashup, as if Hollywood dug up Sam Peckinpah's corpse and forced it to adapt "Grand Theft Auto: Vice City" for the...
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
A depressing piece of gun-crazy Hollywood scuzz that, with its gassy style and runaway immorality, makes a Tony Scott movie look like a...
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Run if you're scared

By SkyScottPrincePond
of a good movie.... ha...

High Octane action

By redyeah
This movie is intense the entire way. There are some very disturbing scenes that do not include guns. There is one in particular involving van-owners. Paul Walker is great as the main character and...

running scared

By Mets15
the movie sucked!!!!!! some parts were useless, these scenes had nothing to do with the movie itself. the acting sucked. i...

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Rated R | For pervasive strong brutal violence and language, sexuality and drug content
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Grim tale of revenge and fear. Not for kids.
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