Judgement Night (1993)

Rating: C+

Dir: Stephen Hopkins
Star: Emilio Estevez, Cuba Gooding Jr., Dennis Leary, Stephen Dorff

[18] – Ah, urban nightmares. After Hours, Bonfire of the Vanities, and now this: Estevez, Dorff and friends wander into drug-lord Leary’s territory, where they see him murder an accomplice. Not good to witness, so the hunt is on. Despite obvious flaws – what mob boss could only muster four henchmen? – Hopkins screws maximum tension from every situation, though it’s immediately obvious who’ll survive and who won’t; surprises would definitely help. The major question was “Is Estevez related to Michael Douglas or has he just watched Falling Down a lot?” An easy way to pass 110 generally entertaining minutes, even if no-one is exactly overtaxed. Least of all the viewer.