Universal Soldier: The Return - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Universal Soldier: The Return Reviews

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January 1, 2000
The film fails, utterly, at virtually anything it attempts.
January 1, 2000
Plenty of bone-crunching brawn, but not a brain cell in sight.
Read More | 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
[This] sequel is devoid of personality and has an annoying gratuitous sentimental streak.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
January 1, 2000
In addition to watching a thoroughly lousy movie, you'll lose an hour and a half of your life you might otherwise spend on considerably more pleasant endeavors, such as having your feet scraped by a podiatrist's scapel...
January 1, 2000
One generic set piece comes after another, ultimately blurring into one unmemorable whole by the end of the film.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
April 25, 2003
Van Damme's acting skills remains undetectable.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
July 31, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
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 17, 2008
An underwhelming follow-up to one of the career-stalled action star's better efforts.
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.
Read More | Original Score: D+
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
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.
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
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
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
An endless barrage of action-packed fights sure to please all of Van Damme's diehard fans!
March 10, 2007
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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