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Universal Soldier: The Return Reviews

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July 27, 2014
You, dear moviegoer, must not buy a ticket to this badly programed sequel. You must save the world from Universal Soldier III: How Bad Can It Get?
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
July 27, 2014
Watching a bunch of dull characters hurtling through a plate glass window about 50 times is neither inventive nor exhilarating, proving perhaps that ex-stunt co-ordinators shouldn't be allowed a stab at feature film directing.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
July 27, 2014
This is cynical, manipulative, idiotic film-making. It's hard to express how bad this film is.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
June 7, 2013
If Universal Soldier: The Return isn't the dullest, most derivative, unimaginative, noisy, repetitive, mind-numbing and generally imbecilic movie of the year, it's not because director Mic Rodgers wasn't trying hard enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
June 7, 2013
Whereas Emmerich's original had enough personality and energy to provide solid (if stupid) entertainment, Rodgers seems content to merely cobble together a succession of blatantly lifted-and poorly executed-set-pieces
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
June 7, 2013
For the record, this is the fourth Universal Soldier movie if you count two cable sequels, but why would you?
September 7, 2011
It's actually the fourth entry in the series, after a couple of straight-to-cable sequels. That's a lot of pulp to squeeze out of a concept that was fairly juiceless to begin with.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
June 17, 2008
An underwhelming follow-up to one of the career-stalled action star's better efforts.
March 10, 2007
Please, even if it means offsetting a planned schedule, do not see this movie. It could be the biggest mistake of your life. I should know: I made it.
March 6, 2007
This SF action sequel must have been slapped together fast: live-action stunts created by uninspired editing lead up to computer-generated imagery that's just as lame.
June 24, 2006
Filling out and greying at the temples, Van Damme is far from convincing, even in the tedious fight sequences.
April 25, 2003
Van Damme's acting skills remains undetectable.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
January 9, 2003
Close your eyes and repeat after me: pro wrestlers must never ever EVER try to act.
| Original Score: 0/5
December 8, 2002
Hopefully this is the last we have seen of the Unisol series, but unfortunately the dearth of creativity in Hollywood, will allow it to live for another abysmal dumbing.
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
March 5, 2002
A disappointing entry to the sci-fi / action-movie canon.
February 14, 2001
I would suggest that you use this film solely as a form of torture.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
January 1, 2000
Despite all the pyrotechnics, I almost dozed off twice!
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 1, 2000
Universal Soldier: The Return is a letdown!
January 1, 2000
A screenwriter's desperate imagination!
January 1, 2000
Unfortunately, the ultraviolence is the only thing about this film that is memorable.
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