• Knock Off
    2 minutes 46 seconds
    Added: May 9, 2008


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Knock Off Reviews

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Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader
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Though the jokey lines seem out of place, the somber tone of this 1998 action movie makes the political subtext more sincere and less grandiose than usual.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

July 28, 2009
Joe Leydon
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The last blast of the summer is an exuberantly cheesy action opus featuring Jean-Claude Van Damme and Rob Schneider as an improbable pair of gung-ho heroes.

Full Review Source: Variety

March 27, 2009
Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Suffice it to say that it plays exceptionally badly in English.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 1.5/4

June 18, 2008
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
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For hardcore Van Damme and Sparks fans only.

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 24, 2006
Scott Weinberg

Jean-Claude Van Damme and Rob Schneider star. If you need more of a review than that, go ahead and give it a rental.

| Original Score: 1/5

April 3, 2005
Daniel Eagan
Film Journal International

Only for Van Damme's die-hard fans

| Original Score: 1/5

December 17, 2004
Dragan Antulov

The fact that hardly anything makes sense in the film didn't discourage Tsui Hark.

Full Review | Original Score: 5/10

May 13, 2004
Greg Muskewitz

The immediate reaction after seeing this movie aims to match it with a more appropriate title modeled from the direction and acting: Jack Off.

| Original Score: 0/5

July 11, 2003
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online

Knock Off could not be much worse if it tried to be.

Full Review Source: Film Quips Online | Original Score: 1/5

February 8, 2003
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal

Alternately the best and the worst action movie ever made, and it ends up being one big uneven mess.

Full Review Source: Montreal Film Journal | Original Score: 2.5/4

September 10, 2002
John Haslett Cuff
Globe and Mail
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The plot is as incomprehensible as the dubbing, and many of the special effects are neither special nor effective.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail

April 12, 2002
Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix

It bears an authentic brand name.

Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix

March 24, 2002
Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
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One of Van Damme's best movies ever.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times

February 14, 2001
Christopher Null

Far too hard to follow for a beat-up movie.

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 2/5

January 1, 2000
Lawrence Van Gelder
New York Times
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Was a film ever more appropriately titled than Knock Off?

Full Review Source: New York Times

January 1, 2000
James Berardinelli
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Almost worth attending for the experience of seeing how low film makers can sink in their never-ending quest to bilk the action picture audience out of a few hard-earned dollars.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 0/4

January 1, 2000
Cheryl DeWolfe
Apollo Guide

Action-packed, cheesy, and not worthy of the Academy's attention, but, for those so inclined, it is worth the rental price.

Full Review Source: Apollo Guide | Original Score: 70/100

January 1, 2000
Madeleine Williams

Jean Claude Van Damme's recent string of films haven't been too inspiring, and Knock Off doesn't do anything to change the trend.

Full Review Source: Cinematter | Original Score: 0.5/4

January 1, 2000
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile

Bumbles and fumbles its way through a messy plot, advancing from each dreary subplot to the next with no hint of a coherent storyboard.

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

January 1, 2000
Edward Johnson-Ott
NUVO Newsweekly

Most of the crowd simply walked out briskly, shaking their heads and loudly discussing how amazingly bad the film was. These people renewed my faith in humanity.

Full Review Source: NUVO Newsweekly | Original Score: 0/5

January 1, 2000
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