The Specialist (1994)



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Movie Info

A beautiful woman out for revenge against the criminals who killed her parents seeks out the help of a former CIA explosives specialist. This action drama depicts the results as the specialist reluctantly becomes involved in her intricate revenge scheme.

Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By: Alexandra Seros
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 24, 1998
Warner Home Video


as May Munro

as Ned Trent

as Joe Leon

as Tomas Leon

as Strongarm

as May's Dad

as May's Mom

as Piano Player

as First Singer

as Priest at Cemetery

as Singer at Party

as Backup Singer

as Pregnant Woman on Bu...

as Schoolgirl on Bus

as 1st Punk

as 2nd Punk

as Bus Driver

as Latin Thug

as Chief of Police

as OPS Buddy

as Ordinance Expert

as Veteran Cop

as 1st Cop

as Young Bomb Squad Exp...

as Woman at Poker Game

as Parking Attendant

as Officer

as 3rd Cop

as Young Girl at Funera...

as Socialite

as 1st Kitchen Thug

as 2nd Kitchen Thug

as 3rd Kitchen Thug

as Marksman

as Grocery Store Owner
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Critic Reviews for The Specialist

All Critics (32) | Top Critics (10)

This movie is a stinker in every way, from the one-dimensional acting to the idiot dialogue to the surprisingly monotonous storyline.

Full Review… | April 12, 2002
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

This movie is excruciatingly dumb.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Top Critic

The Specialist is one of those films that forces the characters through torturous mazes of dialogue and action, to explain a plot that is so unlikely it's not worth the effort.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

With all the preening, posing and stretching, it's hard to know if The Specialist is an action movie or an exercise video.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
Top Critic

Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
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Audience Reviews for The Specialist


Not a great movie, but it's just too much fun not to enjoy on some level. You've got Sly as a bomb expert who finds a ton of different ways to blow you up. Sharon Stone adds to the mix mostly as eye candy, but she's actually a really good character too. Everyone else in the cast is pretty much star-studded as well, including Eric Roberts, Rod Steiger and James Woods. You pretty much know what type of movie it is before you put it in, so you'll either love it or hate it.

Conner Rainwater

Super Reviewer

Sly ist the Best!
The government taught him to kill. Now he's using his skills to help a woman seek revenge against the Miami underworld.

Wahida K

Super Reviewer

I liked this movie alot. Sylvester Stallone works very well in the action films that he stars in & this was one of them. Loved the scenes he did with Sharon Stone as well. Just a great movie! :) Love it no matter what critics or people say. :) Absoulutly a fave of mine. :) Will absolutly watch this movie again!!! Love it! :) Just a great movie, my dad even liked it lol. :) Sly rox!!!!! Can't wait to own it. :)

Cassie Hill

Super Reviewer

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