JCVD (Van Dammage) Reviews

June 10, 2013
Think of it as Sunset Bloodsport with Jean-Claude as Norma Desmond.
November 17, 2011
September 14, 2010
January 30, 2009
Unpredictable, engaging and even challenging, 'JCVD' is an intriguing oddity.
January 29, 2009
Van Damme is so good, and El Mechri's storytelling so entertaining, that JCVD takes its place alongside The Wrestler as one of the unlikeliest but most welcome comeback vehicles in ages.
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.
November 21, 2008
There's something seductively clever about the way French director and co-writer Mabrouk El Mechri has fractured chronology (à la Pulp Fiction) to examine JCVD's plight from various perspectives.
November 21, 2008
It's hard to resist: Here's a battered superstar who has occupied so many fantasies, but in his fantasies he's just like us.
November 21, 2008
JCVD has points of interest, but it may leave you feeling like you've just slowed down to look at a car wreck.
November 20, 2008
A clever art-imitates-life-imitates-art send-up of celebrityhood and the state of the action-hero genre, JCVD juggles humor with whomping martial-arts moves and a kind of melancholy star turn from the melancholy, muscular star.