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Universal Soldier Reviews

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December 30, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
January 1, 2000
I suppose there is a market for this sort of thing among bubblebrained adolescents of all ages, but it takes a good chase scene indeed to rouse me from the lethargy induced by dozens and dozens of essentially similar sequences.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 25, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
July 27, 2002
| Original Score: 1/5
July 9, 2012
There's a decent bit of escapism in here somewhere, but Emmerich doesn't possess the finesse to make the material rampage as it should.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
January 1, 2000
Carolco seems to cut these guys out with cookie cutters. They seem to be martial artists with foreign accents, and the way some people habitually smoke after sex, they pun after killing people.
June 24, 2006
Mostly this is an amalgam of ideas, images and whole scenes lifted from other movies.
May 12, 2001
Though the idea is dumb enough to be fun, director Roland Emmerich does the Terminator thing without much style, and the two stars bash into each other but never connect.
June 26, 2005
| Original Score: 1/5
January 1, 2000
Even with this early movie, [Emmerich] had a propensity for stealing clichés from other movies...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 6, 2010
There are some pretty decent stunts-especially the one where the two main Uni-Sols go rappelling face-first down Hoover Dam-but they hardly make this $23-million turkey worth your eight bucks.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
November 3, 2008
Leaves behind almost as many derisive laughs as dead bodies.
November 20, 2003
| Original Score: 1/5
March 23, 2003
In the end, the main drawback is the brainlessness of the story and the lack of a believable emotional payoff.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 1, 2000
Universal Soldier may flex its muscles at every opportunity, but it's still second-rate Schwarzenegger.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
May 20, 2003
Mr. Lundgren, who glowers his way all too convincingly through the role of a rabid bully, may well be the only man in the universe who can make Mr. Van Damme look like an actor.
June 14, 2004
| Original Score: 1/5
June 19, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: D+
November 3, 2008
With no real plot tying them together, the impressively staged big scenes become empty exercises in logistics, while the smaller scenes never develop any momentum.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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