Universal Soldier: The Return - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Universal Soldier: The Return Reviews

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E! Online
January 1, 2000
There's really no excuse for this unhappy return!
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
January 1, 2000
The video-game level plot can be summarized as: Fight. Shoot. Kill. The compassionless violence has humans being slaughtered three at a clip.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card
January 1, 2000
quickly made film, with uninspired direction, no unique purpose, populated with safe stunts and lots of shooting.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
Cynthia Fuchs
Nitrate Online
January 1, 2000
Let's hope, for [Van Damme's] sake, that his own return is not riding on this one.
Matt Kelsey
TNT's Rough Cut
January 1, 2000
What separates this one from all his rest? Not much.
Bruce Kirkland
Jam! Movies
January 1, 2000
A cheapo piece of claptrap.
Dave Robinson
Apollo Guide
January 1, 2000
From the opening chase to the closing explosions this one follows the action movie formula to the letter.
Full Review | Original Score: 46/100
Madeleine Williams
Cinematter
January 1, 2000
Once again, Van Damme has made a truly horrendous movie that's not even worth watching for the mindless action.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
January 1, 2000
Wham-bam, no thank you Van Damme.
James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page
January 1, 2000
There's really no hint of tension or excitement whatsoever.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Russell Smith
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Traditional movie standards don't apply here because this isn't a movie in any conventional sense.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
Athan Bezaitis
Filmcritic.com
January 1, 2000
Jean-Claude's best days are behind him. Way behind him.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
Rod Dreher
New York Post
January 1, 2000
The Muscles from Brussels mouths dialogue that wouldn't challenge a bivalve - and in an accent that makes Stallone sound like a master of elocution.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Top Critic
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Universal Soldier is nothing for anyone to be proud of, on either side of the screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jason Anderson
eye WEEKLY
January 1, 2000
The script is utterly witless.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Gary Brown
Houston Community Newspapers
January 1, 2000
[A] gratuitously violent film.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Top Critic
John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press
January 1, 2000
Further proof that the international star once destined to challenge Schwarzenegger and Stallone at the box office is again stuck scraping the bottom of the action-movie barrel.
Top Critic
Robert Philpot
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
January 1, 2000
It's gotten to the point where most action fans -- heck, most 4-year-olds -- could write a script like this!
Bill Pearis
Citysearch
January 1, 2000
Stay far, far away from this laughably bad sci-fi action flick!
Steven Boone
Citysearch
January 1, 2000
What reads brutal and exhilarating in Blade and The Matrix is pure slapstick in this muddy-looking movie.
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