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This $17 million direct-to-video production by Hong Kong director Ringo Lam is the story of a fire-obsessed serial killer (Jean-Claude Van Damme) and the recently retired cop (Michael Rooker) intent on stopping him. After finding his hair follicle at a crime scene, a secret government agency clones the killer in the hopes that the replicant will aid in the search. Although he's full-grown, the clone (also played by Van Damme) has the emotional and mental capacity of a young child. Soon the na´ve replicant begins to have visions of past murders and an abusive mother, leading him to escape… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 27%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The action sequences are well staged and credit where credit is due: The 40-year-old martial artist still has the physical goods, executing 180 splits and gymnastic stunts with the grace and apparent ease of someone much younger."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Replicant doesn't even come close to some of Van Damme's better flicks (Timecop and Sudden Death), but it's certainly an improvement over what he's been up to lately."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"The whole trying affair is irresistibly dopey. Kinetic, too."
‑ Bill Chambers, Film Freak Central
"Slightly less awful than most of Van Damme's efforts."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
"I was surprised to find "Replicant" wasn't too bad at all."
‑ Robert Roten, Laramie Movie Scope
"Low budget and low thought exploration of promising idea"
‑ Fred Topel,
"People looking for a movie that offers conversational debate on a controversial dilemma should look beyond this one-dimensional decoy."
‑ Janet Branagan, Apollo Guide
More reviews for Replicant on Rotten Tomatoes

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