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Universal Soldier: The Return Reviews

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
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
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
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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 1, 2000
An endless barrage of action-packed fights sure to please all of Van Damme's diehard fans!
January 1, 2000
Universal Soldier: The Return is a letdown!
January 1, 2000
[This] sequel is devoid of personality and has an annoying gratuitous sentimental streak.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
January 1, 2000
Despite all the pyrotechnics, I almost dozed off twice!
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 1, 2000
The film fails, utterly, at virtually anything it attempts.
January 1, 2000
It's gotten to the point where most action fans -- heck, most 4-year-olds -- could write a script like this!
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.
January 1, 2000
The Return has the cramped, shoddy look of a straight-to-video knock-off.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
January 1, 2000
If the world is ever to be truly safe from Universal Soldiers, they, like Achilles, can suffer a mortal wound in only one place. For them, it's the box office.
January 1, 2000
A screenwriter's desperate imagination!
January 1, 2000
It's devoid of the full-fledged physical artistry of Jackie Chan or the mesmerizing carnage of the best Hong Kong action flicks.
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
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
January 1, 2000
The sleek and exciting action-filled Universal Soldier: The Return stars Jean-Claude Van Damme in a satisfying sequel to one of his biggest hits.
January 1, 2000
Judging from uniformly bottom-rung acting, the cast had some sort of pool going to see who could turn in the most ludicrously awful performance.