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JCVD (Van Dammage) Reviews

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December 11, 2008
The shock of seeing the "Muscles From Brussels" emote may have blinded many to the fact that his big comeback vehicle is a pretty mediocre movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
November 14, 2008
I sorta enjoyed myself. I could have done without the scene where he floats in anguished reverie, making Hamlet sound like an extrovert.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 15, 2009
You could hit up the DVD value bin and stage yourself a Lionheart and Kickboxer marathon to see the man the way he'd want to be remembered. Or at least the way I'd like to remember him.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 14, 2008
even with a smart concept and playful humor, JCVD runs out of juice before its conclusion
| Original Score: 2.5/5
November 12, 2008
JCVD sputters badly during the bank heist scenes which, unfortunately, make up the bulk of the film.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
November 7, 2008
Instead of being a spiffy spoof, the movie gives its star little to do.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
February 5, 2009
An existential-heist thriller with moments of dark comedy, JCVD is decidedly different and has its moments but you probably have to be a diehard fan to really cherish it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 5, 2009
His face has a Bogart-esque haggardness, and his speeches about his life and career have at least a semblance of painful sincerity. This spectacle isn't enough to keep the film from dragging, but it certainly has curiosity value.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 30, 2009
Our chastened hero steers a confusing course between self-parody and self-justification. "Van Damme needs just one thing ..." runs the tag line, "... to be himself". But does anyone still care?
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
August 11, 2010
Turns out as bad as the star's recent string of dreadful films except for the fascination to look at it as one would a car crash.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
November 7, 2008
This may well be the most memorable Jean-Claude Van Damme movie ever, but I'm afraid that's not saying much.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
November 17, 2011
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
February 9, 2009
It's as if he's trying to reach through the screen and show us the real guy behind the image he's spent a lifetime creating. I'm not sure if he's successful, but the attempt is fascinating.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 3, 2008
The film itself doesn't rise above the level of a good try. In the absence of Godardian wit, JCVD needs more kickboxing.
November 5, 2008
Part career-resuscitation attempt and part serious cry for help, Mabrouk El Mechri's Damme Day Afternoon rebranding effort is an incredibly intriguing failure.
Read More | Original Score: 3/6
January 30, 2009
This may be the best movie he's made. It's in French, by the way.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
April 4, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 4, 2008
If you know Van Damme's work in the least, if you have any sympathy for the plight of the third-rate action screen hero whose days come to an end, JCVD will amuse and touch you.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 14, 2008
It might be the most impressive stunt of his career.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 29, 2008
Van Damme puts his best work ever on screen, but ironically the guy who never relied on a good script before is let down by one here.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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