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Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning
John (Adkins) wakes up from a coma to discover his wife and daughter were slaughtered in a brutal home invasion. Haunted by images of the attack, he vows to kill the man responsible, Luc Deveraux (Van Damme). While John tries to piece his reality back together, things get more complicated when he is pursued by a relentless UniSol (Arlovski). As John gets closer to Deveraux and the rouge army of genetically enhanced warriors led by back-from-the-dead leader Andrew Scott (Lundgren), John discovers more about himself and begins to call into question everything he believed to be true. -- (C)… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 51%

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"Several sequences of this gorefest, which is posed between hyperkinetic martial-arts mayhem and near-static moments of confusion and terror, have a gleeful virtuosity that nearly redeems its lumbering longueurs and generic splatter."
‑ Richard Brody, New Yorker
"An intensity of purpose and a patient, suspenseful directing style make the B-movie "Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning" superior to most of the big-budget action films I've seen lately."
‑ Kyle Smith, New York Post
"Day Of Reckoning is one of the most ambitious, experimental, and downright fascinating B-movie genre pieces I have seen in years."
‑ Richard Haridy, Quickflix
"When it sticks to the fights, the thugs, and the attitude, it's a pretty good time."
‑ Scott Weinberg, FEARnet
"Day of Reckoning is an action movie that's as much about each frame as it is about each punch and thwack and gunshot, not to mention that devastating black and white makeup job on Jean-Claude Van Damme's bald head."
‑ Cynthia Fuchs, PopMatters
"Day of Reckoning is somehow not just the best film in the series, but a damn fine piece of action filmmaking by any measure."
‑ Ian Buckwalter, The Atlantic
"This bloody wallow in sweat, guns and fisticuffs - for those who swing that way - delivers."
‑ Andy Webster, New York Times
"It's a far cry from what Van Damme and Lundgren were doing twenty years ago, but in the end this film comes off like a band that claims all of the 'right' influences in interviews but can't synthesize good taste into work of merit."
‑ Mark Pfeiffer, Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
"Aside from perhaps Jean-Claude Van Damme and Dolph Lundgren's accountants, it's difficult to say for sure who exactly has been calling for another entry in this francise."
‑ Mike Scott, Times-Picayune
"If Day of Reckoning shows off some of the freedom that comes with working in the DTV market, it also highlights its limitations."
‑ Ethan Alter, Television Without Pity
""There... is... no... end" Van Damme announces in between blows. As a comment on the current film, I'll agree. As a prediction - all I can do is shudder."
‑ Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger
"The movie creates something of the sensation of huffing industrial solvents - in a good way! - a waking-sleep zombification that can't exactly be described as pleasurable but definitely has an odd, distinct power."
‑ Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times
"Hyams' film is steeped in the myopic lust for vengeance that fuels many B-actioners, but he brings a great deal more to the proceedings."
‑ Simon Foster, Screen-Space
"Earns its stripes as one of those bad movies that's so bad it's good, in its bad way."
‑ John Wirt, Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
"I found the level of violence in the film repugnant and most of the characters irredeemable, disposable and forgettable. They aren't particularly bright, either. It has the artistic sensibilities of a slaughterhouse."
‑ Robert Roten, Laramie Movie Scope
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