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The Specialist Reviews

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August 21, 2011
Nothing in it should surprise you, despite the twists the story attempts to take. Formula is formula.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
October 19, 2004
Isn't Sly getting a little long in the Rocky-tooth for this kind of role?
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
September 26, 2003
Good standard Stallone movie. Cool explosions and gratuitous fight scenes.
| Original Score: 3/5
March 21, 2003
Tedious. Ludicrous. Completely unecessary. And I mean the whole movie, not just Stone and Stallone's naked shower scene.
| Original Score: 1/5
September 17, 2002
A truly terrible moment in action cinema
| Original Score: 1/5
April 12, 2002
This movie is a stinker in every way, from the one-dimensional acting to the idiot dialogue to the surprisingly monotonous storyline.
January 1, 2000
This movie is excruciatingly dumb.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 1, 2000
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 | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
With all the preening, posing and stretching, it's hard to know if The Specialist is an action movie or an exercise video.
January 1, 2000
Llosa relies on stock action shots and tedious exposition to get from scene to scene. You keep waiting for something -- anything -- neat to happen, but nothing does.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
January 1, 2000
A bizarre mix of explosions, histrionic acting and ridiculous plotting ... and it isn't pretty.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
January 1, 2000
This film perhaps didn't deserve its horrible reputation, but very few people should have to endure watching The Specialist just in order to come to such conclusion.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
January 1, 2000
Ponderous, pretentious and acted with astounding indifference, The Specialist is a big fat bore with a couple of nice explosions. It's too somber to work as camp, and too tedious to work as anything else.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/10
January 1, 2000
A totally dull story that thinks it can use various explosions to make it interesting, The Specialist is about as exciting as an episode of Dragnet, and about as well acted.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: C+
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: C+
June 12, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
July 16, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
January 12, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
January 8, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
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