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Universal Soldier - The Return Reviews

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Susan Stark
Detroit News
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Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: 3/4

March 10, 2007
Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
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The sleek and exciting action-filled Universal Soldier: The Return stars Jean-Claude Van Damme in a satisfying sequel to one of his biggest hits.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times

January 1, 2000
Kevin Maynard
Mr. Showbiz
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An endless barrage of action-packed fights sure to please all of Van Damme's diehard fans!

January 1, 2000
Ron Givens
New York Daily News
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You, dear moviegoer, must not buy a ticket to this badly programed sequel. You must save the world from Universal Soldier III: How Bad Can It Get?

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 1/4

July 27, 2014
Jason Caro
Radio Times

Watching a bunch of dull characters hurtling through a plate glass window about 50 times is neither inventive nor exhilarating, proving perhaps that ex-stunt co-ordinators shouldn't be allowed a stab at feature film directing.

Full Review Source: Radio Times | Original Score: 1/5

July 27, 2014

Total Film

This is cynical, manipulative, idiotic film-making. It's hard to express how bad this film is.

Full Review Source: Total Film | Original Score: 1/5

July 27, 2014
Barbara Shulgasser
Chicago Tribune
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If Universal Soldier: The Return isn't the dullest, most derivative, unimaginative, noisy, repetitive, mind-numbing and generally imbecilic movie of the year, it's not because director Mic Rodgers wasn't trying hard enough.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 1/4

June 7, 2013

Empire Magazine

Whereas Emmerich's original had enough personality and energy to provide solid (if stupid) entertainment, Rodgers seems content to merely cobble together a succession of blatantly lifted-and poorly executed-set-pieces

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 1/5

June 7, 2013
Keith Phipps
AV Club
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For the record, this is the fourth Universal Soldier movie if you count two cable sequels, but why would you?

Full Review Source: AV Club

June 7, 2013
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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It's actually the fourth entry in the series, after a couple of straight-to-cable sequels. That's a lot of pulp to squeeze out of a concept that was fairly juiceless to begin with.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: D+

September 7, 2011
Joe Leydon
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An underwhelming follow-up to one of the career-stalled action star's better efforts.

Full Review Source: Variety

June 17, 2008
David Keyes

Please, even if it means offsetting a planned schedule, do not see this movie. It could be the biggest mistake of your life. I should know: I made it.

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March 10, 2007
Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader
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This SF action sequel must have been slapped together fast: live-action stunts created by uninspired editing lead up to computer-generated imagery that's just as lame.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

March 6, 2007
Tom Huddleston
Time Out
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Filling out and greying at the temples, Van Damme is far from convincing, even in the tedious fight sequences.

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 24, 2006
Emanuel Levy

| Original Score: 2/5

July 31, 2005
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)

| Original Score: 2/5

April 6, 2004
Spence D.
IGN Movies

| Original Score: 1/5

January 24, 2004
Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
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Van Damme's acting skills remains undetectable.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 1/4

April 25, 2003
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium

Close your eyes and repeat after me: pro wrestlers must never ever EVER try to act.

| Original Score: 0/5

January 9, 2003
Tom Meek
Film Threat

Hopefully this is the last we have seen of the Unisol series, but unfortunately the dearth of creativity in Hollywood, will allow it to live for another abysmal dumbing.

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 1/5

December 8, 2002
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