Enemies Closer

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Enemies Closer
Enemies Closer (2013) Movie Poster.png
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Peter Hyams
Produced by Moshe Diamant
Bobby Ranghelov
Joel Silver
Courtney Solomon
Screenplay by Eric Bromberg
James Bromberg
Starring Jean-Claude Van Damme
Tom Everett Scott
Orlando Jones
Kristopher Van Varenberg
Linzey Cocker
Zahari Baharov
Music by Tony Morales
Cinematography Peter Hyams
Editing by John Hyams
Studio After Dark Films
Signature Pictures
Distributed by Lionsgate
VVS Films
IM Global
Release dates
  • 4 December 2013 (2013-12-04) (France)
  • 24 January 2014 (2014-01-24) (United States)
Running time 85 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Enemies Closer is an American/Canadian action thriller film directed and photographed by Peter Hyams, and starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, Tom Everett Scott and Orlando Jones. It is Hyams' third directorial collaboration with Van Damme, following 1994's Timecop and 1995's Sudden Death.[1][2][3][4]

Plot Summary[edit]

Forest ranger and Ex-Navy SEAL Henry (Tom Everett Scott) is forced by a local drug cartel led by Xander (Jean-Claude Van Damme) to help retrieve a major shipment of drugs which went missing on the US-Canadian border. While in the woods, he runs into Clay (Orlando Jones), who has a vendetta against him. However, both men must struggle to escape the forest and defeat the cartel, while at odds and at knife's edge with each other.



The movie received mixed-to-positive reception. Rotten Tomatoes gave the movie a "fresh" score of 75% based on 12 reviews, with an average rating of 5.4/10 with no consensus as of yet. Metacritic gave the film a weighted average metascore of 49/100, based on 9 reviews, indicating mixed or average reviews. Most of the praise was focused on the action scenes and Van Damme's over-the-top performance, while criticism was directed towards the poor dialogue, the poor acting by the leading cast and the plot.


  1. ^ "Exclusive Poster: Enemies Closer". CraveOnline. November 20, 2013.
  2. ^ "Enemies-Closer (2013)". nytimes.com. Retrieved 14 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "Enemies Closer". metacritic.com. Retrieved 14 December 2013. 
  4. ^ "REVIEW: Enemies Closer (2013)". manlymovie.com. Retrieved 14 December 2013. 

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