Lionheart (1991)

After his brother is badly beaten by a street gang, Jean-Claude Van Damme deserts the foreign legion in order to avenge his honor in this action film also known as A.W.O.L. and Wrong Bet. ~ Jason Ankeny, Rovi

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Rated: R
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Release Date: January 11, 1991
DVD Release Date: September 8, 1998
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Janet Maslin
New York Times

Using tactics like these, Woody Allen could become an action hero, too.

Clint Morris

One of Van Damme's best flicks....good story, good skirmishes

Richard Harrington
Washington Post

As Lionheart heads for his final confrontation, the film's soundtrack blasts out a "Rocky"-like song called 'No Mercy.' Unless you're a Van Damme or martial arts fanatic, you're more likely to be thinking: No, merci.

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Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

The fight scenes, which are all Van Damme fans care about anyway, are pumped up by swift edits, which repeat snippets over and over so that it's the MTV equivalent of boxing, and punched-up volume control that adds bangs, pows and zonks wherever possible.

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Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile

Accompanied by an occasionally jazzy score, the film has a solid dramatic base on which to build the Jean-Claude Van Damme action.

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Flixster Audience Score: 52% Flixster User Reviews
Phil Hubbs
Great Van Damme flick and one of his best, watching him battle through various fighters of different skills untill he meets the big boss. Its very very basic,… More
danny d
good flick
Lenny Muggsy
One of my favorites of Van Damme, nothing special besides the fighting, which is why people watch it.
Dean McKenna
The street fights are great and I was happy Van Damme returns to reunite his family and a friend altogether again at the end.
Tim Sigur
Harrison Page is probably a pretty good actor.
Brendan Nicholls
There's no real point of disguising the fact the plot is very one dimensional. Don't expect a lot of back story or character development and… More

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