Red Scorpion
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Dolph Lundgren stars in this controversial action film directed by Joseph Zito (Missing in Action). The beefy Swede plays Soviet KGB agent Lt. Nikolai, who is sent to Africa with orders to eliminate a black rebel. Eventually, Nikolai begins to side with the locals, has a red scorpion tattooed on his chest by a shaman, and helps fight against the Cubans and the Soviets. Horror fans should note Tom Savini's expert gore effects during a torture scene, while others will be pleased with a fine supporting cast including M. Emmet Walsh, Carmen Argenziano, and Brion James. The film was originally… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 10%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A dull, below-average action pic, lensed in Swaziland."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"Because it was produced by disgraced (and imprisoned) Republican lobbyist Jack Abramoff, the movie is now loaded with an eerie unintentional laughter it didn't have for its original viewers."
‑ Dan Lybarger, KC Active
"Dolph's probably still wondering why his star's no longer shining."
‑ Alex Sandell, Juicy Cerebellum
"The movie's reflective moments belong to Mr. Lundgren's sweaty chest."
‑ Stephen Holden, New York Times
"The film offers little that hasn't been seen in countless others of its ilk."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Beware of its stink."
‑ Richard Harrington, Washington Post
"Long live Dolph...!"
‑ Kevin A. Ranson,
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