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Knock Off Reviews

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Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader
July 28, 2009
Though the jokey lines seem out of place, the somber tone of this 1998 action movie makes the political subtext more sincere and less grandiose than usual.
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Joe Leydon
Variety
March 27, 2009
The last blast of the summer is an exuberantly cheesy action opus featuring Jean-Claude Van Damme and Rob Schneider as an improbable pair of gung-ho heroes.
June 18, 2008
Suffice it to say that it plays exceptionally badly in English.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
For hardcore Van Damme and Sparks fans only.
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
April 3, 2005
Jean-Claude Van Damme and Rob Schneider star. If you need more of a review than that, go ahead and give it a rental.
| Original Score: 1/5
Daniel Eagan
Film Journal International
December 17, 2004
Only for Van Damme's die-hard fans
| Original Score: 1/5
Dragan Antulov
rec.arts.movies.reviews
May 13, 2004
The fact that hardly anything makes sense in the film didn't discourage Tsui Hark.
Full Review| Original Score: 5/10
Greg Muskewitz
eFilmCritic.com
July 11, 2003
The immediate reaction after seeing this movie aims to match it with a more appropriate title modeled from the direction and acting: Jack Off.
| Original Score: 0/5
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
February 8, 2003
Knock Off could not be much worse if it tried to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
September 10, 2002
Alternately the best and the worst action movie ever made, and it ends up being one big uneven mess.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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John Haslett Cuff
Globe and Mail
April 12, 2002
The plot is as incomprehensible as the dubbing, and many of the special effects are neither special nor effective.
Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix
March 24, 2002
It bears an authentic brand name.
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
February 14, 2001
One of Van Damme's best movies ever.
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Lawrence Van Gelder
New York Times
January 1, 2000
Was a film ever more appropriately titled than Knock Off?
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Almost worth attending for the experience of seeing how low film makers can sink in their never-ending quest to bilk the action picture audience out of a few hard-earned dollars.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
Cheryl DeWolfe
Apollo Guide
January 1, 2000
Action-packed, cheesy, and not worthy of the Academy's attention, but, for those so inclined, it is worth the rental price.
Full Review | Original Score: 70/100
Madeleine Williams
Cinematter
January 1, 2000
Jean Claude Van Damme's recent string of films haven't been too inspiring, and Knock Off doesn't do anything to change the trend.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
January 1, 2000
Bumbles and fumbles its way through a messy plot, advancing from each dreary subplot to the next with no hint of a coherent storyboard.
Edward Johnson-Ott
NUVO Newsweekly
January 1, 2000
Most of the crowd simply walked out briskly, shaking their heads and loudly discussing how amazingly bad the film was. These people renewed my faith in humanity.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
January 1, 2000
Ultimately, all this dross just adds up to a film that's plain dull.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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