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Universal Soldier Reviews

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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Brian Lowry
Variety
November 3, 2008
Leaves behind almost as many derisive laughs as dead bodies.
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Mostly this is an amalgam of ideas, images and whole scenes lifted from other movies.
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
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.
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
The action and the campiness barrel along in entertaining counterpoint. You can laugh when you're not absorbed with truck chases.
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Richard Harrington
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Perhaps Van Damme and Lundgren trade blows more easily than lines, but the whole affair is enjoyable in a mindless way.
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Entertainment Weekly
July 10, 1992
Full Review | Original Score: D+