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Timecop Reviews

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Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune
January 16, 2013
Van Damme is compelling only when he takes his clothes off.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4

Empire Magazine
July 16, 2010
This brainless romp [is] a real blast.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Brian Lowry
Variety
November 2, 2008
For the most part, Hyams' lackluster direction and the repetitive quality of the action sequences squander an intriguing premise and impressive production design, leaving few moments that elicit the sort of 'Wow!' response such fare needs in order to pros
Steve Crum
Video-Reviewmaster.com
March 22, 2008
More fun than expected sci-fi, cop flick starring Jean-Claude for kicks.
| Original Score: 3/5

TV Guide's Movie Guide
April 18, 2007
As time-travel pictures go, this Jean-Claude Van Damme vehicle is a passable but disappointing excursion into well-traveled terrain.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
April 18, 2007
SF specialist Peter Hyams, doubling as usual as director and cinematographer, leaves his record for mediocrity unblemished in this silly time-travel tale.
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Hyams is no stranger to large-scale sci-fi, so his management of the massive sets and slightly mechanical fx is more than adequate.
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
January 26, 2006
Thanks to Hyams' professionalism, Timecop is a slickly-made, fast-paced and mildly-diverting B movie.
| Original Score: 3/4
Greg Muskewitz
eFilmCritic.com
February 21, 2004
Filled with holes, gaps, and the ilk, it's a minor Van Damme, meaning there is some minor fun.
| Original Score: 3/5
Fred Topel
About.com
August 13, 2003
Waste of a great premise. They go back in time to 1994. Ooooh.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Years of tireless persistence have begun to work in Mr. Van Damme's favor. It's hard not to enjoy his energy, even if his acting gifts still leave a lot to be desired.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Leonard Schwarz
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003
Van Damme is appealingly affect-less as the cop who dutifully slams a pack of baddies into the walls every third or fourth scene.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Oz
Hollywood Bitchslap
March 25, 2003
Only worth renting if you've got a poker game and a bottle of Jack Daniels going. View it straight and you'll be too busy rolling your eyes to keep up.
| Original Score: 1/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
March 23, 2003
It is fun, but it's no Terminator.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
January 15, 2003
Is it even praise to call a film 'one of Van Damme's better efforts'? Try calling your wife's meatloaf 'the least nauseating thing I've even all week' and see what she thinks.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Christopher Harris
Globe and Mail
April 12, 2002
Maybe it's the formula, maybe it's all that time travel, but you just can't help thinking you've seen it all before.
Scott Renshaw
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
It's just a bit too uneven to take advantage of its strengths.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Dragan Antulov
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
Those who aren't easily insulted with cliches and disregard for scientific facts might still enjoy it.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
In terms of plot and direction, there are loopholes galore and too much in-your-face audience-pummeling for my taste.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Being a time-travel epic, plot holes abound here, but it's Van Damme's cute little attempt at being the family man that ruins that oh-so-necessary willing suspension of disbelief.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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