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Sudden Death Reviews

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January 5, 2017
An especially blatant Die Hard knockoff...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 2, 2008
Good clean fun, with just the right ratio of explosions to dialogue.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 2, 2008
Van Damme is at his butt-kicking best, with Sudden Death offering all the thrills, spills and stuff blowing up that action fans relish.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 9, 2006
Reuniting Hyams and Van Damme, director and star of Timecop, this spectacular nail-biter exploits their combined, if limited, abilities to the full.
November 12, 2005
The best of the many Die Hard rip-offs made during the 1990s. Sudden Death is a thrilling rollercoaster ride of hard-edged action.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
December 5, 2004
Wooden-as-ever Van Damme is no Bruce Willis, unfunny main bad guy Powers Boothe is no Alan Rickman, and uninspired director Peter Hyams is no John McTiernan.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 31, 2003
Gets a lot of mileage out of the well-worn trapped-in-a-blank-full-of-hostages action genre.
| Original Score: 3/5
July 14, 2003
Fun Die Hard knockoff that uses the stadium for all its worth. The mascot fight is a highlight.
| Original Score: 3/5
May 20, 2003
Offers above-average pyrotechnics, a body count that steadily mounts, and plenty of hand-to-hand combat.
May 14, 2003
A mildly satisfying high-energy romp complete with outstanding professional hockey footage and intense physical confrontations.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
April 20, 2003
I'm surprised not only that there wasn't a lawsuit over the film, but also by how watchable the film is (though it truly is bad, it's fun at least).
| Original Score: 2/5
April 3, 2003
Works as entertaining mix of good action and unintended comedy, but the viewers won't enjoy it today as much as they did in 1995.
Full Review| Original Score: 5/10
March 27, 2003
Although this is an uninspired re-working of the Die Hard formula, it is probably O.K. as mindless holiday entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 18, 2002
Sudden Death is one of the best action thrillers of 1995. It's also the film Jean-Claude Van Damme has been building up to for 10 years.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 5, 2002
An exciting if often predictable reteaming of Timecop star Jean-Claude Van Damme and director Peter Hyams.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 17, 2002
The movie is state-of-the-art, over-the-top, non-stop Hollywood hokum. And that's meant as a compliment, too.
May 12, 2001
Despite the elaborate stunts, go-go-go direction from Peter Hyams, plus butt-kicking and surprise goalie action from Van Damme, Death deserves the hockey-puck booby prize for...getting its jollies by putting kids in jeopardy.
February 13, 2001
A treat for Jean-Claude Van Damme fans, a superior action thriller loaded with jaw-dropping stunts and special effects, and strong in production values.
January 1, 2000
About the best thing that can be said about this movie is that the action scenes, directed by Peter Hyams, are choreographed with flair. Unfortunately, the material connecting them is worthless.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 1, 2000
Sudden Death isn't about common sense. It's about the manipulation of action and special-effects sequences to create a thriller effect, and at that it's pretty good.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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