The Redemption Reviews

  • Mar 11, 2017

    Better known as Kickboxer 5. James Ryan gives a moving performance as a South African promoter who goes to all lengths to set up a top kickboxing federation of his own. Those who refuse to join are simply killed. Story picks up with the news that the final Sloan brother from the first four films in the Kickboxer saga was murdered as well.

    Better known as Kickboxer 5. James Ryan gives a moving performance as a South African promoter who goes to all lengths to set up a top kickboxing federation of his own. Those who refuse to join are simply killed. Story picks up with the news that the final Sloan brother from the first four films in the Kickboxer saga was murdered as well.

  • Feb 19, 2017

    Sasha Mitchell (Cody from "Step-by-Step") had his character murdered sometime between the last film and this one, so there is a new kickboxing hero, Mark Dacascos, who needs to avenge his death. Dacascos is a much better martial artist and actor than Mitchell, so that's a major improvement over the prior sequels, but the story amounts to a standard infiltrate-the-villain's-martial-arts-tournament storyline. The only reason to watch this film is for the fight sequences, which are plentiful and decent, but like most American martial arts films pale in comparison to their Asian counterparts.

    Sasha Mitchell (Cody from "Step-by-Step") had his character murdered sometime between the last film and this one, so there is a new kickboxing hero, Mark Dacascos, who needs to avenge his death. Dacascos is a much better martial artist and actor than Mitchell, so that's a major improvement over the prior sequels, but the story amounts to a standard infiltrate-the-villain's-martial-arts-tournament storyline. The only reason to watch this film is for the fight sequences, which are plentiful and decent, but like most American martial arts films pale in comparison to their Asian counterparts.

  • Jan 22, 2017

    The worst movie in the Kickboxer franchise. The cast and the plot were not good.

    The worst movie in the Kickboxer franchise. The cast and the plot were not good.

  • Feb 04, 2016

    Corrupt South African businessman uses deadly force to amalgamate all kickboxing champions into his new organization. Preposterous story kills off previous main character David Sloane by way of newspaper article from the outset; sure to disappoint the series loyalists. James Ryan is brought back after a bit of a hiatus in acting.

    Corrupt South African businessman uses deadly force to amalgamate all kickboxing champions into his new organization. Preposterous story kills off previous main character David Sloane by way of newspaper article from the outset; sure to disappoint the series loyalists. James Ryan is brought back after a bit of a hiatus in acting.

  • Sep 27, 2010

    The worst out of the Kickboxer movies, wish they would have kept Sasha Mitchell's David Sloan n this and a different story this was just a waste of my time.

    The worst out of the Kickboxer movies, wish they would have kept Sasha Mitchell's David Sloan n this and a different story this was just a waste of my time.

  • Apr 25, 2010

    Mark Dacascos took over Sasha Mitchell (who took over Jean-Claude Van Damme's)'s place in Episode 5 of the 【Kickboxer】 franchise. Forget the lame, cliched story. Dacascos can really kick some ass.

    Mark Dacascos took over Sasha Mitchell (who took over Jean-Claude Van Damme's)'s place in Episode 5 of the 【Kickboxer】 franchise. Forget the lame, cliched story. Dacascos can really kick some ass.

  • May 24, 2009

    I dig Mark Dacascos. He could probably tie Tony Jaa as the most in shape man alive. He's always one worth watching on the screen, and at least holds up better than Kickboxer 4.

    I dig Mark Dacascos. He could probably tie Tony Jaa as the most in shape man alive. He's always one worth watching on the screen, and at least holds up better than Kickboxer 4.

  • Dec 24, 2008

    I would've given it one star, but the lame way they killed off David Sloan (in sillohuette!) just made this movie suck more.

    I would've given it one star, but the lame way they killed off David Sloan (in sillohuette!) just made this movie suck more.

  • Dec 30, 2007

    Dacascos is as good as ever. but really not alot to do with the kickboxer francise?? ok

    Dacascos is as good as ever. but really not alot to do with the kickboxer francise?? ok

  • Oct 07, 2007

    Dacascos is way too cool. That is a wicked martial artist

    Dacascos is way too cool. That is a wicked martial artist