Universal Soldier Reviews

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August 29, 2019
All the potential of the script's premise is diluted in a footage that is summarized in sequence after sequence of persecutions and uninteresting fights. [Full Review in Spanish]
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.
September 7, 2011
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.
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.
November 3, 2008
Leaves behind almost as many derisive laughs as dead bodies.
June 24, 2006
Mostly this is an amalgam of ideas, images and whole scenes lifted from other movies.
June 26, 2005
June 19, 2005
June 14, 2004
November 20, 2003
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.
March 23, 2003
In the end, the main drawback is the brainlessness of the story and the lack of a believable emotional payoff.
December 30, 2002
July 27, 2002
July 25, 2002
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.
January 1, 2000
Even with this early movie, [Emmerich] had a propensity for stealing clichs from other movies...
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.
January 1, 2000
Universal Soldier may flex its muscles at every opportunity, but it's still second-rate Schwarzenegger.
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