Bloodsport (1988)

U.S. soldier Frank Dux (Jean-Claude Van Damme) has come to Hong Kong to be accepted into the Kumite, a highly secret and extremely violent martial-arts competition. While trying to gain access into the underground world of clandestine… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: February 26, 1988
DVD Release Date: June 1, 2004
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Critic Score: 33% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Time Out

A well-plucked turkey, humourless and plagued by a script full of stilted mumbo-jumbo.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

A campy Van Damne actioner fit for lovers of B films.

Fred Topel

Classic Van Damme. Fighting, fighting and more fighting.

John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

Van Damme may have been an excellent martial artist (he had fought as an amateur and professionally for several years before entering the movies), but he was no actor.

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Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum

Scary to think that a movie this bad could make anyone a star.

Clint Morris

Enough martial-arts to fill a sushi box

TV Guide

Bloodsport is strictly for martial arts buffs; little is offered here in the way of plot, dialog, or acting.

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Luke Y. Thompson
New Times

Proudly plotless in a way that other low-budget actioners ought to emulate more often.

Scott Weinberg

Lotsa chop-socky and basically nothing else.

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Flixster Audience Score: 75% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
Fun and entertaining martial arts film, Bloodsport is not a perfect film, but is definitely an entertaining ride if you can get past the tongue in cheek moments… More
Phil Hubbs
Van Dammes finest hour, this is a great martial arts fest with brilliant scenes and some stunning Hong Kong scenary. The fights are great, alittle dated now but… More
KJ Proulx
"Bloodsport," even though it is based upon a real martial arts fighter, feels extremely corny and sloppily put together. The dialogue feels like it… More
Jason Owens
"Bloodsport" is a great fighting movie. Jean-Claude Van Damme stars in this movie that is based on a real life fighting champion, Frank Dux. Frank… More
Reid Volk
I, like most film fans, can appreciate the films of Kubrick, Goddard, Pabst, Bergman, and other auteurs. With patience, time, and access to a well-vetted… More
Martin Sahlin
This kind of reminds me of another movie......ooh yeah the ultimate Van Damme movie collection

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