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Based on a comic book story, this futuristic film follows the time-travel exploits of policeman Max Walker (Jean Claude Van Damme). In 1994, Walker's wife Melissa (Mia Sara) is about to tell him that she is expecting their first child when they are attacked by a group of criminals. Walker is shot and beaten and lies helplessly on his lawn while he sees their home and his wife blown up by the killers. Ten years later, Walker remains an employee of the Time Enforcement Commission, a federal agency which was set up in 1994 after the U.S. government learned that time travel technology is… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 43%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Van Damme is compelling only when he takes his clothes off."
‑ Gene Siskel, Chicago Tribune
"Hyams is no stranger to large-scale sci-fi, so his management of the massive sets and slightly mechanical fx is more than adequate."
‑ Geoff Andrew, Time Out
"This brainless romp [is] a real blast."
‑ , Empire Magazine
"Thanks to Hyams' professionalism, Timecop is a slickly-made, fast-paced and mildly-diverting B movie."
‑ Chuck O'Leary, Fantastica Daily
"Van Damme is appealingly affect-less as the cop who dutifully slams a pack of baddies into the walls every third or fourth scene."
‑ Leonard Schwarz, Palo Alto Weekly
"For the most part, Hyams' lackluster direction and the repetitive quality of the action sequences squander an intriguing premise and impressive production design, leaving few moments that elicit the sort of 'Wow!' response such fare needs in order to pros"
‑ Brian Lowry, Variety
"Years of tireless persistence have begun to work in Mr. Van Damme's favor. It's hard not to enjoy his energy, even if his acting gifts still leave a lot to be desired."
‑ Janet Maslin, New York Times
"More fun than expected sci-fi, cop flick starring Jean-Claude for kicks."
‑ Steve Crum, Video-Reviewmaster.com
"Filled with holes, gaps, and the ilk, it's a minor Van Damme, meaning there is some minor fun."
‑ Greg Muskewitz, eFilmCritic.com
"Only worth renting if you've got a poker game and a bottle of Jack Daniels going. View it straight and you'll be too busy rolling your eyes to keep up."
‑ Oz, Hollywood Bitchslap
"SF specialist Peter Hyams, doubling as usual as director and cinematographer, leaves his record for mediocrity unblemished in this silly time-travel tale."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"Maybe it's the formula, maybe it's all that time travel, but you just can't help thinking you've seen it all before."
‑ Christopher Harris, Globe and Mail
"As time-travel pictures go, this Jean-Claude Van Damme vehicle is a passable but disappointing excursion into well-traveled terrain."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Waste of a great premise. They go back in time to 1994. Ooooh."
‑ Fred Topel, About.com
"It is fun, but it's no Terminator."
‑ Robert Roten, Laramie Movie Scope
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