The Specialist (1994) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Specialist (1994)



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A beautiful woman out for revenge against the criminals who killed her parents seeks out the help of a former CIA explosives specialist. This action drama depicts the results as the specialist reluctantly becomes involved in her intricate revenge scheme.more
Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By: Alexandra Seros
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 24, 1998
Warner Home Video


Sharon Stone
as May Munro
James Woods
as Ned Trent
Rod Steiger
as Joe Leon
Eric Roberts
as Tomas Leon
Sergio Dore Jr.
as Strongarm
Chase Randolph
as May's Dad
Jeana Bell
as May's Mom
Emilio Estefan Jr.
as Piano Player
LaGaylia Frazier
as First Singer
Ramon Gonzalez Cueva...
as Priest at Cemetery
Cheito Quinonez
as Singer at Party
Tony Tatis
as Backup Singer
Mercedes Enriquez
as Pregnant Woman on Bu...
Yeniffer Behrens
as Schoolgirl on Bus
Scott Blake
as 1st Punk
Rex Reddick
as 2nd Punk
Allan Graf
as Bus Driver
Juan Cejus
as Latin Thug
Steve Raulerson
as Chief of Police
Dave Caprita
as OPS Buddy
Mayte Vilán
as Ordinance Expert
Bud Ekins
as Veteran Cop
John Archie
as 1st Cop
Frank A. DeVito III
as Young Bomb Squad Exp...
Bobbi Evors
as Woman at Poker Game
John Brent Curry
as Parking Attendant
Chris Conrad
as Officer
Carmen More
as 3rd Cop
Anabela Gracia
as Young Girl at Funera...
Victoria Bass
as Socialite
Mario Roberts
as 1st Kitchen Thug
Jeff Moldovan
as 2nd Kitchen Thug
Gene Hartline
as 3rd Kitchen Thug
Antoni Corone
as Marksman
Jackie Davis
as Grocery Store Owner
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Critic Reviews for The Specialist

All Critics (32) | Top Critics (10)

This movie is a stinker in every way, from the one-dimensional acting to the idiot dialogue to the surprisingly monotonous storyline.

Full Review… | April 12, 2002
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

This movie is excruciatingly dumb.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Top Critic

The Specialist is one of those films that forces the characters through torturous mazes of dialogue and action, to explain a plot that is so unlikely it's not worth the effort.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

With all the preening, posing and stretching, it's hard to know if The Specialist is an action movie or an exercise video.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
Top Critic

Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for The Specialist


Not a great movie, but it's just too much fun not to enjoy on some level. You've got Sly as a bomb expert who finds a ton of different ways to blow you up. Sharon Stone adds to the mix mostly as eye candy, but she's actually a really good character too. Everyone else in the cast is pretty much star-studded as well, including Eric Roberts, Rod Steiger and James Woods. You pretty much know what type of movie it is before you put it in, so you'll either love it or hate it.

Conner Rainwater

Super Reviewer

Sly ist the Best!
The government taught him to kill. Now he's using his skills to help a woman seek revenge against the Miami underworld.

Wahida K

Super Reviewer

I liked this movie alot. Sylvester Stallone works very well in the action films that he stars in & this was one of them. Loved the scenes he did with Sharon Stone as well. Just a great movie! :) Love it no matter what critics or people say. :) Absoulutly a fave of mine. :) Will absolutly watch this movie again!!! Love it! :) Just a great movie, my dad even liked it lol. :) Sly rox!!!!! Can't wait to own it. :)

Cassie Hill

Super Reviewer

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