Death Warrant Reviews
Jean Claude Van Dame is one pretty cool dude. I wish he could've done more work in today's industry. He round house kicks his way through every bad guy in the prison. Very typical JCVD...
I can't recommend this... but if you like his work or enjoy martial arts/action movies, then this is entertaining enough.
Death Warrant was maybe Jean-Claude Van Damme's weakest film to come out of the nineties. The film had a quickening pace that featured no character development, especially on The Sandman. We're only given a shot of his death at the beginning with nothing else to show for. The only thing we know is that he's impervious to bullets and fire; some kind of terminator. Even the ending left room for some debate because we're left with a huge gap in the storyline. The people responsible for sending Burke undercover were never apprehended. One was said to be involved in the cover-up of the murders as well.
Death Warrant was a mistake of a film and was a good move to release this before his career took off. Van Damme was pretty much asleep through the entire filming process with the final showdown between his character and The Sandman being a little too long for comfort. I know Van Damme's films are solely for entertainment purposes only, but a little maintenance on the script would have been nice.
yet he does
"ANOTHER CLICHE ACTION MOVIE WHERE THE STAR GOES TO PRISON TO KICK SOME INMATE ASS"
If You're Going Into This Movie Hoping For A Plot That's Mysterious & Interesting Then This Is Not The Movie For You; Doesn't Have Much Of That. The Plot Is Only Put In Place To Establish The Seating For The Action Scenes That Jcvd Fans Want To See Like The Good Guy Crescent Kicking The Bad Guys In The Face, Working His Way Up To The Final Showdown With The Head Honcho Bad Guy That Is Sure To Entertain...
(If You're A Fan Of Martial Arts Action Movies)
To Make A Long Story Short This Is One Of Jcvd's Brainless Martial Art Films. Go Into It To See Just That & It Is As Entertaining As Hell. Not One Of His Best Movies But Because He Was Young In The Business I Understand Why He Had To Take What He Could Get His Hands On.
I Give This Film A B- (Bright) **** 1/4
Louis Burke receives a crazy request to go undercover into a jail. Why does he accept? was it because of the girl? or his crime fighting passion? We don't know, since there is no background story. As expected, he fights his way through the prison. Decent story, mediocre acting and good quality action scenes make this a slightly above average 90's action flick.
Van Damme hält ich ein bisschen zurück mit den Fights. Obwohl man weiss, dass er es besser kann! Am besten gefällt mir Patrick Kilpatrick als Oberpsychopath: Der hat noch einen Augenmerk! Auch wenn man den Film schnell vergessen wird, diese Zeile bleibt in Erinnerung: "Ich bin der Sandman!!!"