JCVD (Van Dammage)
JCVD (Van Dammage) (2008)

Jean-Claude Van Damme plays himself in this meta-crime comedy that finds him garnering mores headlines than he's had in years after stumbling into an in-progress bank heist. Down and out, with only straight-to-DVD titles under his belt… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: June 4, 2008
DVD Release Date: April 28, 2009
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Critic Score: 84% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: JCVD is a touching, fascinating piece, with Jean-Claude Van Damme confounding all with his heartfelt performance.

Grady Hendrix

Think of it as Sunset Bloodsport with Jean-Claude as Norma Desmond.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

This is not only a Van Damme movie that will make you laugh -- on purpose -- it could very well make you cry.

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Dorothy Woodend
The Tyee (British Columbia)

It bequeaths to its eponymous hero a certain weary dignity, after putting him through the ringer.

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Tom Huddlestone
Time Out

Unpredictable, engaging and even challenging, 'JCVD' is an intriguing oddity.

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

If you know Van Damme's work in the least, if you have any sympathy for the plight of the third-rate action screen hero whose days come to an end, JCVD will amuse and touch you.

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Ali Gray

It's a watershed moment in Van Damme's career; the moment you realise the crazy bastard really can act. It's a tragedy of sorts that most of his fans won't even care.

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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic

Van Damme is so good, and El Mechri's storytelling so entertaining, that JCVD takes its place alongside The Wrestler as one of the unlikeliest but most welcome comeback vehicles in ages.

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Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times

There's something seductively clever about the way French director and co-writer Mabrouk El Mechri has fractured chronology (à la Pulp Fiction) to examine JCVD's plight from various perspectives.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Turns out as bad as the star's recent string of dreadful films except for the fascination to look at it as one would a car crash.

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Flixster Audience Score: 74% Flixster User Reviews
Phil Hubbs
Mr Van Damme finally makes the leap to a grown up film and some proper acting, the film itself is rather weak really, the plot is basic and its been done many… More
Michael S
A great film with an amazing opening long -take and an even more amazing central performance by JCVD himself. He was definately snubbed for an Oscar nom last… More
Jens S.
The premise is fantastic: You have a former action star who didn't have a hit in years playing himself at rock bottom: law suit for custody, money… More
Al S
This film shows the action star in a way we havent seen him before. Not as a hero but as a regular broken down man with problems, issues, dept and emotions. A… More
Jani H
"It's hard for me to judge people and it's hard for them... not to judge me. Easier to blame me. Yeah, something like that." Those of you… More
Tim Sigur
I enjoyed the hell out of this movie. Sure, I had my problems with it, but to watch Jean Claude Van Damme deliver what is probably one of the most moving and… More