Legionnaire (1998)




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In this adventure, set in the 1920s, Jean-Claude Van Damme plays Alain, a carefree French playboy who makes the mistake of getting involved with the girlfriend of a mob kingpin. Running for his life, Alain decides to hide out in a time-tested manner -- he joins the French Foreign Legion.
R (violence)
Action & Adventure
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Sterling Entertainment

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Jean-Claude Van Damme
as Alain Lefevre
Nicholas Farrell
as Macentosh
Ana Sofrenovic
as Katrina
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Critic Reviews for Legionnaire

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (1)

In its look and feel, the film resembles action adventures of the 40's and 50's, starring perhaps Gary Cooper.

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
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A fun, great-looking, old-fashoned adventure film in the tradition of Beau Geste. One of Van Damme's best.

November 12, 2005
Fantastica Daily

So-so, granulated Foreign Legion adventure.

October 30, 2004
Kansas City Kansan

Could have been a great film, [but] suffers the fate of its protagonists -- honourable failure.

June 15, 2004

Van Damme delivers a monotonic performance that is sufficient to cure the worst cases of insomnia imaginable -- and that, mes amis, is the good news.

Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Urban Cinefile

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September 27, 2005

Audience Reviews for Legionnaire

Always been a big fan of watching Van Damme kick butt with the signature spin kick and fighting in general. Unfortunately, there is very little of that in "Legionnaire" and I found it to be a snore fest....even though I don't snore.

Jason Owens
Jason Owens

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Did I remember this movie wrong or what?....It wasn't good....I thought the beginning was the best part...but that wasn't good at all....and it didn't get better after that. awful dialogue as well...This went from one of the best van damme movies to one of the worst.

Martin Sahlin
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