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JCVD (Van Dammage) Reviews

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Grady Hendrix
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Think of it as Sunset Bloodsport with Jean-Claude as Norma Desmond.

Full Review Source: Slate

June 10, 2013
Ali Gray

It's a watershed moment in Van Damme's career; the moment you realise the crazy bastard really can act. It's a tragedy of sorts that most of his fans won't even care.

Full Review Source: TheShiznit.co.uk | Original Score: 3/5

September 29, 2012
Jennie Punter
Globe and Mail
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Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 4/4

September 14, 2010
Simon Foster

It has ensured JCVD will be remembered as an introspective, thoughtful and altogether more profound individual than anyone who ever watched him split a skull would have thought possible.

Full Review Source: sbs.com.au

August 9, 2010
Jeffrey Chen
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

For all we know, it's just a big show, a put-on for our entertainment -- but what matters is that it's really quite convincing. You do want to believe this is Van Damme.

Full Review Source: ReelTalk Movie Reviews | Original Score: 8/10

August 28, 2009
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

a bold attempt to humanize Van Damme, not by trying to ignore his personal and professional pitfalls, but by reminding us that behind ever movie star, loved or loathed, is a complex human being

Full Review Source: Q Network Film Desk | Original Score: 3.5/4

May 11, 2009
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

...not your usual Van Damme movie...and a refreshing change of pace for the actor.

Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis | Original Score: 7/10

April 17, 2009
Erin Free
FILMINK (Australia)

If you thought that Mickey Rourke had the market cornered on comebacks with his transcendent performance in Darren Aronofsky's masterpiece The Wrestler, then think again.

Full Review Source: FILMINK (Australia)

April 10, 2009
David Stratton
At the Movies (Australia)

It's fun as far as it goes, and for the most part quite well made, but in the end it's really not about very much at all.

Full Review Source: At the Movies (Australia) | Original Score: 3/5

April 10, 2009
Julie Rigg
MovieTime, ABC Radio National

Mechri allows the verbally challenged action star dignity and, with this, the film works. Maybe next time he could bring Jean-Claude and Mickey Rourke together. Now that would be a movie.

Full Review Source: MovieTime, ABC Radio National

April 3, 2009
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

...reveals ... a supple and engaging actor with a sense of humor and a rare kind of self-recognition. Van Damme knows what we think of him and understands why.

Full Review Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | Original Score: 86/100

March 31, 2009
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile

Van Damme has never done work like this before, and he's supported by the director's unique vision for the film

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

March 27, 2009
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile

It's clever and unexpected, this confluence of dramatic fiction and real life that finds action star Jean-Claude Van Damme playing a version of himself in a heist movie

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

March 27, 2009
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

A real departure for Van Dame, but it ought to help his career. Who knew he could act?

Full Review Source: Laramie Movie Scope | Original Score: B

March 26, 2009
Philippa Hawker
The Age (Australia)

[Van Damme] brings a kind of weary dignity to the role, and a surprising self-awareness...

Full Review Source: The Age (Australia) | Original Score: 3.5/5

March 6, 2009
Philip French
Observer [UK]

It's fun, and moderately well handled by a young French director.

Full Review Source: Observer [UK]

February 5, 2009
Neil Smith

Will make you see the Muscles from Brussels in a new light.

Full Review Source: thelondonpaper

January 30, 2009
David Hughes
Empire Magazine

Seems like a spoof at first glance but this proves to be a compelling Post-modern thriller with gumption.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 4/5

January 30, 2009
Tom Huddlestone
Time Out
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Unpredictable, engaging and even challenging, 'JCVD' is an intriguing oddity.

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 3/6

January 30, 2009
Richard Luck

A captivating film with a superb understated, genuinely affecting performance from Jean-Claude Van Damme.

Full Review Source: Film4 | Original Score: 4/5

January 30, 2009
Mark Kermode
BBC Radio Five Live
April 4, 2011
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