Lionheart (1991)




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After his brother is badly beaten by a street gang, Jean-Claude Van Damme deserts the foreign legion in order to avenge his honor in this action film also known as A.W.O.L. and Wrong Bet. ~ Jason Ankeny, Rovi

Rating: R (adult situations/language, violence)
Genre: Action & Adventure
Directed By:
Written By: R.N. Warren, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Sheldon Lettich
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 8, 1998
MCA Universal Home Video


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Critic Reviews for Lionheart

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (4)

Using tactics like these, Woody Allen could become an action hero, too.

Full Review… | August 30, 2004
New York Times
Top Critic

As Lionheart heads for his final confrontation, the film's soundtrack blasts out a "Rocky"-like song called 'No Mercy.' Unless you're a Van Damme or martial arts fanatic, you're more likely to be thinking: No, merci.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
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Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | November 24, 2008
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

Accompanied by an occasionally jazzy score, the film has a solid dramatic base on which to build the Jean-Claude Van Damme action.

Full Review… | December 20, 2008
Urban Cinefile

One of Van Damme's best flicks....good story, good skirmishes

May 6, 2005

Audience Reviews for Lionheart


Great Van Damme flick and one of his best, watching him battle through various fighters of different skills untill he meets the big boss. Its very very basic, just like all Van Damme films and much like a computer game it has no proper plot, bad acting and the same predictable outcomes but somehow its good.
All the fights are very well filmed and choreographed, the fighters do look like real people and it looks slick n fast with the final fight being a real adrenaline rush, awesome.
Question is whats it called? Lionheart? A.W.O.L? or Wrong Bet?

Phil Hubbs

Super Reviewer

One of my favorites of Van Damme, nothing special besides the fighting, which is why people watch it.

Lenny Muggsy

Super Reviewer

Harrison Page is probably a pretty good actor.

Tim Sigur

Super Reviewer

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