Knock Off
Knock Off (1998)

Against the drama and pageantry of the 1997 British handover of Hong Kong to Chinese rule, a CIA agent has to thwart a conspiracy that, if successful, will incite a wave of world terrorism. KNOCK OFF is the story of Marcus Ray (Van Damme),… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: September 4, 1998
DVD Release Date: December 29, 1998
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Critic Score: 8% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Muddled plot; stiff acting.

Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader

Though the jokey lines seem out of place, the somber tone of this 1998 action movie makes the political subtext more sincere and less grandiose than usual.

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John Haslett Cuff
Globe and Mail

The plot is as incomprehensible as the dubbing, and many of the special effects are neither special nor effective.

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Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide

Suffice it to say that it plays exceptionally badly in English.

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Joe Leydon

The last blast of the summer is an exuberantly cheesy action opus featuring Jean-Claude Van Damme and Rob Schneider as an improbable pair of gung-ho heroes.

Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

One of Van Damme's best movies ever.

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Scott Weinberg

Jean-Claude Van Damme and Rob Schneider star. If you need more of a review than that, go ahead and give it a rental.

Geoff Andrew
Time Out

For hardcore Van Damme and Sparks fans only.

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James Berardinelli

Almost worth attending for the experience of seeing how low film makers can sink in their never-ending quest to bilk the action picture audience out of a few hard-earned dollars.

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Daniel Eagan
Film Journal International

Only for Van Damme's die-hard fans

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Flixster Audience Score: 24% Flixster User Reviews
JY Skacto
Tsui Hark's <i>Knock Off</i> is an action film that isn't as bad as it seems.<p>Unsurprisingly, the story is straightforward, easy… More
Aaron Neuwirth
Rob Schneider, dup dee dup, dup de dup dee....
Jason Owens
"Knock Off" is set in Hong Kong and Jean-Claude Van Damme stars as a fashion designer who is unwillingly selling knock off clothes which easily tear.… More
alan jay
not bad..has the comedic element of rob shneider and asian locales which gives this so-so actioneer a boost..
Dean McKenna
What a Van Damme explosive action-thriller set in Hong Kong.