Legionnaire (1998)

In this adventure, set in the 1920s, Jean-Claude Van Damme plays Alain, a carefree French playboy who makes the mistake of getting involved with the girlfriend of a mob kingpin. Running for his life, Alain decides to hide out in a… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: June 1, 1998
DVD Release Date: November 23, 1999
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Peter M. Nichols
New York Times

In its look and feel, the film resembles action adventures of the 40's and 50's, starring perhaps Gary Cooper.

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Dragan Antulov

Could have been a great film, [but] suffers the fate of its protagonists -- honourable failure.

Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily

A fun, great-looking, old-fashoned adventure film in the tradition of Beau Geste. One of Van Damme's best.

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Urban Cinefile

Van Damme delivers a monotonic performance that is sufficient to cure the worst cases of insomnia imaginable -- and that, mes amis, is the good news.

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Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

So-so, granulated Foreign Legion adventure.

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Flixster Audience Score: 29% Flixster User Reviews
Jason Owens
Always been a big fan of watching Van Damme kick butt with the signature spin kick and fighting in general. Unfortunately, there is very little of that in… More
xGary Xx
Typical Van Damme transferred to the desert, complete with all the usual accompanying cliches. JC fans won't complain. I, however, prefer GOOD films.
Martin Sahlin
Did I remember this movie wrong or what?....It wasn't good....I thought the beginning was the best part...but that wasn't good at all....and it… More
Barry Lappin
Despite Van Damme this was really rather good.
Stuart Brooks