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Jean-Claude Van Damme makes his starring debut in the aptly titled Bloodsport. An American soldier at large in Hong Kong, Van Damme becomes involved in the Kumite (also spelled Kumatai), a highly illegal kickboxing competition. Whoever survives the bout will be crowned Kumite champion of the world-a title that has plenty of challengers with homicide in their hearts. The finale offers a duel to the death (or near-death) between Van Damme and reigning Kumite king Bolo Yeung. The script is based on the real-life exploits of martial arts champ Frank Dux (who serves as the film's fight… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 33%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A well-plucked turkey, humourless and plagued by a script full of stilted mumbo-jumbo."
‑ , Time Out
"A campy Van Damne actioner fit for lovers of B films."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"Classic Van Damme. Fighting, fighting and more fighting."
‑ Fred Topel,
"Van Damme may have been an excellent martial artist (he had fought as an amateur and professionally for several years before entering the movies), but he was no actor."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"Scary to think that a movie this bad could make anyone a star."
‑ Alex Sandell, Juicy Cerebellum
"Enough martial-arts to fill a sushi box"
‑ Clint Morris, Moviehole
"Bloodsport is strictly for martial arts buffs; little is offered here in the way of plot, dialog, or acting."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Proudly plotless in a way that other low-budget actioners ought to emulate more often."
‑ Luke Y. Thompson, New Times
"Lotsa chop-socky and basically nothing else."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
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