The Specialist
The Specialist (1994)

This over-the-top star vehicle for box office draws Sylvester Stallone and Sharon Stone went through a series of directors before landing in the hands of Luis Llosa. Stallone stars as Ray Quick, a former CIA bomb expert now retired in Miami… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: October 7, 1994
DVD Release Date: February 24, 1998
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Critic Score: 7% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Christopher Harris
Globe and Mail

This movie is a stinker in every way, from the one-dimensional acting to the idiot dialogue to the surprisingly monotonous storyline.

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James Berardinelli

This movie is excruciatingly dumb.

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Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

Isn't Sly getting a little long in the Rocky-tooth for this kind of role?

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

The Specialist is one of those films that forces the characters through torturous mazes of dialogue and action, to explain a plot that is so unlikely it's not worth the effort.

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Quentin Curtis
Independent on Sunday

This is film-making that never asks you seriously to believe, or care, but simply to wallow in its sensual overload and succumb to its trashy caress.

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Fred Topel

Good standard Stallone movie. Cool explosions and gratuitous fight scenes.

Hal Hinson
Washington Post

With all the preening, posing and stretching, it's hard to know if The Specialist is an action movie or an exercise video.

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John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

Nothing in it should surprise you, despite the twists the story attempts to take. Formula is formula.

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Brian Mckay

Tedious. Ludicrous. Completely unecessary. And I mean the whole movie, not just Stone and Stallone's naked shower scene.

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Flixster Audience Score: 29% Flixster User Reviews
Conner Rainwater
Not a great movie, but it's just too much fun not to enjoy on some level. You've got Sly as a bomb expert who finds a ton of different ways to blow… More
Dean King
A very good action/thriller about a bomb specialist going after the mafia for revenge.
Wahida K
Sly ist the Best! The government taught him to kill. Now he's using his skills to help a woman seek revenge against the Miami underworld.
Tsubaki Sanjuro
Sharon Stone was still hot those days, nothing else to add. I hope Woods got enough money for doing this crap.
Cassie Hill
I liked this movie alot. Sylvester Stallone works very well in the action films that he stars in & this was one of them. Loved the scenes he did with… More
Dean McKenna
Only the action sequences and the larger-than-life supporting performance by James Woods save this action movie from being an utter disaster. Sylvester Stallone… More