Universal Soldier - The Return
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Jean-Claude Van Damme returns as cybernetic warrior Luc Deveraux in this sequel to the 1992 action hit. After barely surviving his experiences as a part-human/part-robot Universal Soldier, Luc has opted to stay out of the front lines and work with a military project to refine and perfect the system. However, something goes wrong (as they so often do in films like this), and S.E.T.H. (Michael Jai White), the android supercomputer leading the new breed of soldiers, suddenly develops a murderous mind of his own. Soon S.E.T.H. is leading his fellow war machines on a rampage, and Luc is the only… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 5%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"You, dear moviegoer, must not buy a ticket to this badly programed sequel. You must save the world from Universal Soldier III: How Bad Can It Get?"
‑ Ron Givens, New York Daily News
"It's actually the fourth entry in the series, after a couple of straight-to-cable sequels. That's a lot of pulp to squeeze out of a concept that was fairly juiceless to begin with."
‑ Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
"Watching a bunch of dull characters hurtling through a plate glass window about 50 times is neither inventive nor exhilarating, proving perhaps that ex-stunt co-ordinators shouldn't be allowed a stab at feature film directing."
‑ Jason Caro, Radio Times
"Please, even if it means offsetting a planned schedule, do not see this movie. It could be the biggest mistake of your life. I should know: I made it."
‑ David Keyes, Cinemaphile.org
"A disappointing entry to the sci-fi / action-movie canon."
‑ Jamie Graham, Sight and Sound
"If Universal Soldier: The Return isn't the dullest, most derivative, unimaginative, noisy, repetitive, mind-numbing and generally imbecilic movie of the year, it's not because director Mic Rodgers wasn't trying hard enough."
‑ Barbara Shulgasser, Chicago Tribune
"An underwhelming follow-up to one of the career-stalled action star's better efforts."
‑ Joe Leydon, Variety
"This is cynical, manipulative, idiotic film-making. It's hard to express how bad this film is."
‑ , Total Film
"Close your eyes and repeat after me: pro wrestlers must never ever EVER try to act."
‑ Rob Vaux, Flipside Movie Emporium
"I would suggest that you use this film solely as a form of torture."
‑ Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel, 3BlackChicks Review
"For the record, this is the fourth Universal Soldier movie if you count two cable sequels, but why would you?"
‑ Keith Phipps, AV Club
"This SF action sequel must have been slapped together fast: live-action stunts created by uninspired editing lead up to computer-generated imagery that's just as lame."
‑ Lisa Alspector, Chicago Reader
"Whereas Emmerich's original had enough personality and energy to provide solid (if stupid) entertainment, Rodgers seems content to merely cobble together a succession of blatantly lifted-and poorly executed-set-pieces"
‑ , Empire Magazine
"Hopefully this is the last we have seen of the Unisol series, but unfortunately the dearth of creativity in Hollywood, will allow it to live for another abysmal dumbing."
‑ Tom Meek, Film Threat
"Plenty of bone-crunching brawn, but not a brain cell in sight."
‑ Ken Fox, TV Guide's Movie Guide
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