Gymkata (1985)

In a standard no-plotter, this is a martial arts showcase for gymnast Kurt Thomas as Jonathan Cabot, the front line man sent out to secure a military foothold in an unfriendly, unnamed country in Eastern Europe near the Caspian sea.… More

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Rated: R
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DVD Release Date: June 25, 1991
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Critic Score: 17% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Trevor Johnston
Time Out

Mediocre action pulp.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Must be seen to be believed.

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Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium

It's a little known fact that the Third World bases most of its civic infrastructure on parallel bars and pommel horses.

Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

No real film lover could help but muster some affection for this bedraggled action movie, shot in an extremely unpicturesque Yugoslavia on a budget that must number in the hundreds of dollars.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews of the most absurd and flat-out silly actioners to emerge out of the 1980s...

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Scott Weinberg

Hey, you got your gymnastics in my karate! No, YOU got your karate in my ... oh never mind. You just won't find a movie much stupider than this one.

Jason Bailey

This really happened in Hollywood in the 1980s, which gives you some idea of exactly how much cocaine was flowing through that place back then.

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Keith Breese

The mind boggles!

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Flixster Audience Score: 39% Flixster User Reviews
Ken Stachnik
The thrill of gymnastics! The kill of Karate! From the director of Enter the Dragon, comes a craptacular shitfest.
Steve K
There is nothing... NOTHING a mullet can't overcome!
Randy Tippy
Ask me what is the absolute worst movie I've ever seen. Go ahead. Ask me...
Sean Lass
This crapfest makes Road House look like Die Hard. Dumb from beginning to end. Not that I was expecting it to be all that good, but I assumed it would be so… More
Tsubaki Sanjuro
Just thinking about the radness of this film will make your head burst into pieces.