Men of War (1994)

TOMATOMETER

No Tomatometer score yet...

No critic reviews yet...

AUDIENCE SCORE

Critic Consensus: No consensus yet.


Movie Info

Seemingly content living the life of a derelict, former mercenary Nick (Dolph Lundgren) agrees -- reluctantly and only after he is offered a large fortune from two mining company executives -- to gather up a unit of fellow soldiers of fortune and fly to the island of Jakarta in order to convince local peasants to give up their land. Once he arrives, Nick sees soldiers burn a peasant village. When he learns that the bloodshed is not for the control of such riches as uranium or jade, but for an … More

Rating: R
Genre: Action & Adventure
Directed By:
Written By: John Sayles, Cyrus Voris, Ethan Reiff
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 14, 2000
Runtime:
Miramax

Cast


as Nick Gunar

as Merrick

as Ocker

as Nolan

as Jamaal

as Warren

as Goldmouth

as Goldmouth

as Oddsmaker

as Warren
Show More Cast

News & Interviews for Men of War

Friend Ratings

No Friends? Inconceivable! Log in to see what your friends have to say.

Login

Critic Reviews for Men of War

Audience Reviews for Men of War

½

Awesome action film stars muscle-bound Dolph Lundgren as a mercenary assigned to "convince" a group of islanders it's time to move to the mainland (so greedy developers can exploit the island's abundance of guano). Lots of action and machismo make up for great of story.

deano
Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer

"The Dolph defends an island people from the guy from Dharma and Greg, who wants to mine the island for minerals and bat crap."
That's the plot of this movie pretty much. Lundgren plays Nick Gunner, a mercenary who is hired to go to a island somewhere in Southeast Asia to get them to let the evil corporation owned by the Dharma and Greg guy and his partner. Along the way, Gunner assembles a crack team of commandos, including Zeus (No Holds Barred) and Catherine Bell. It's the same plot you've pretty much seen Dolph do quite a few times before: Trained killer is hired to do job to subjugate an innocent person or people; along the way, trained killer meets LBFM and has a change of heart. It's up to trained killer to protect the person/people/nation/island from those trying to exploit it. It's a formula I think Dolph knows works pretty well.
This is pretty good B movie crap. The Dolph is a noble mercenary, willing to do anything for his crew. He tangles with this wannabe Vernon Wells guy, who acts and talks just like Bennett from Commando. The same kind of homosexual overtones that existed in that baddie return here as well more blatantly (the baddie in this likes to kiss other men a lot). The co stars are also cool: Zeus is here, Catherine Bell (J.A.G.) as well. The guy from Dharma and Greg, of course. Charlotte Lewis brought her nice boobies to the table, and gets down with Dolph in a waterfall. I thought it was awesome to see Kevin Tighe, who played Frank Tihlman from Roadhouse, in this. This is the second movie I've seen that indirectly associates Dolph with Roadhouse.
Special mention goes to the guy who played Po (BD Wong), who was very funny. Overall, it's heavier on drama than action, but the whole thing is tinted with some welcome humor.Recommended.

Men of War Quotes

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

Discussion Forum

Discuss Men of War on our Movie forum!