The Specialist
The Specialist (1994)

A beautiful woman out for revenge against the criminals who killed her parents seeks out the help of a former CIA explosives specialist. This action drama depicts the results as the specialist reluctantly becomes involved in her intricate… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: February 24, 1998
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4%
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29%



Critic Score: 4% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Christopher Harris
Globe and Mail

This movie is a stinker in every way, from the one-dimensional acting to the idiot dialogue to the surprisingly monotonous storyline.

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James Berardinelli
ReelViews

This movie is excruciatingly dumb.

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Fred Topel
About.com

Good standard Stallone movie. Cool explosions and gratuitous fight scenes.

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

The Specialist is one of those films that forces the characters through torturous mazes of dialogue and action, to explain a plot that is so unlikely it's not worth the effort.

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John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

Nothing in it should surprise you, despite the twists the story attempts to take. Formula is formula.

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Brian Mckay
eFilmCritic.com

Tedious. Ludicrous. Completely unecessary. And I mean the whole movie, not just Stone and Stallone's naked shower scene.

Hal Hinson
Washington Post

With all the preening, posing and stretching, it's hard to know if The Specialist is an action movie or an exercise video.

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Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

Isn't Sly getting a little long in the Rocky-tooth for this kind of role?

Clint Morris
Moviehole

A truly terrible moment in action cinema

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Flixster Audience Score: 29% Flixster User Reviews
Conner Rainwater
Not a great movie, but it's just too much fun not to enjoy on some level. You've got Sly as a bomb expert who finds a ton of different ways to blow… More
Cassie Hill
I liked this movie alot. Sylvester Stallone works very well in the action films that he stars in & this was one of them. Loved the scenes he did with… More
Wahida K
Sly ist the Best! The government taught him to kill. Now he's using his skills to help a woman seek revenge against the Miami underworld.
Dean !
A very good action/thriller about a bomb specialist going after the mafia for revenge.
Anthony Lawrie
This is one of my more lazy reviews but It?s shit.
Tsubaki Sanjuro
Sharon Stone was still hot those days, nothing else to add. I hope Woods got enough money for doing this crap.