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
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Entertainment Weekly
January 1, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: C
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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
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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.
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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
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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.
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
A satisfying science-fiction thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Joe Brown
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
In spite of its glitches, Timecop is lots of fun, a blast from the past.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Timecop, a low-rent Terminator, is the kind of movie that is best not thought about at all, for that way madness lies.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Time paradoxes are supposed to be mind-boggling; Timecop has reduced them to a level somewhere between confusing and dumb.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Richard Harrington
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Good dumb fun.