Timecop (1994)

Based on a comic book story, this futuristic film follows the time-travel exploits of policeman Max Walker (Jean Claude Van Damme). In 1994, Walker's wife Melissa (Mia Sara) is about to tell him that she is expecting their first child… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: September 16, 1994
DVD Release Date: January 20, 1998
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Critic Score: 44% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: It's no Terminator, but for those willing to suspend disbelief and rational thought, Timecop provides limited sci-fi action rewards.

Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune

Van Damme is compelling only when he takes his clothes off.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

Hyams is no stranger to large-scale sci-fi, so his management of the massive sets and slightly mechanical fx is more than adequate.

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Quentin Curtis
Independent on Sunday

A passable, sub-Terminator, time-travel adventure.

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Brian Lowry

For the most part, Hyams' lackluster direction and the repetitive quality of the action sequences squander an intriguing premise and impressive production design, leaving few moments that elicit the sort of 'Wow!' response such fare needs in order to pros

Janet Maslin
New York Times

Years of tireless persistence have begun to work in Mr. Van Damme's favor. It's hard not to enjoy his energy, even if his acting gifts still leave a lot to be desired.

William Thomas
Empire Magazine

This brainless romp [is] a real blast.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

SF specialist Peter Hyams, doubling as usual as director and cinematographer, leaves his record for mediocrity unblemished in this silly time-travel tale.

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Christopher Harris
Globe and Mail

Maybe it's the formula, maybe it's all that time travel, but you just can't help thinking you've seen it all before.

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Steve Crum

More fun than expected sci-fi, cop flick starring Jean-Claude for kicks.

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Flixster Audience Score: 35% Flixster User Reviews
Phil Hubbs
I didnt like this, its well done and looks OK but it lacks any kind of punch. Its pretty dull I thought, and like most other time travel flicks the story is… More
Conner Rainwater
Out of all Jean-Claude's solo movies, this is probably the best and most interesting. The time traveling aspect is really well done and in many ways… More
danny d
good van damme flick
Cassandra Maples
'Timecop' is one of Van Damme's most popular and most profitable films, it tells the story of a lonely man whose wife had been murdered in a… More
Tony Gandía
Underthought and unoriginal but not unwatchable.
Jason Owens
A lot of the Jean-Claude Van Damme movies are mostly based on fighting and don't have much of a plot to them, at least that's what the critics say.… More

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