Average Rating: 4.3/10
Reviews Counted: 11
Fresh: 3 | Rotten: 8
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Release Date: Jan 1, 2001 Wide
Average Rating: 2.8/5
User Ratings: 9,860
This $17 million direct-to-video production by Hong Kong director Ringo Lam is the story of a fire-obsessed serial killer (Jean-Claude Van Damme) and the recently retired cop (Michael Rooker) intent on stopping him. After finding his hair follicle at a crime scene, a secret government agency clones the killer in the hopes that the replicant will aid in the search. Although he's full-grown, the clone (also played by Van Damme) has the emotional and mental capacity of a young child. Soon the naïve
Jan 1, 2001 Wide
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The action sequences are well staged and credit where credit is due: The 40-year-old martial artist still has the physical goods, executing 180 splits and gymnastic stunts with the grace and apparent ease of someone much younger.
Slightly less awful than most of Van Damme's efforts.
Low budget and low thought exploration of promising idea
Replicant doesn't even come close to some of Van Damme's better flicks (Timecop and Sudden Death), but it's certainly an improvement over what he's been up to lately.
People looking for a movie that offers conversational debate on a controversial dilemma should look beyond this one-dimensional decoy.
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