Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning
Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning (2012)

John (Adkins) wakes up from a coma to discover his wife and daughter were slaughtered in a brutal home invasion. Haunted by images of the attack, he vows to kill the man responsible, Luc Deveraux (Van Damme). While John tries to piece his… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: November 30, 2012
DVD Release Date: January 22, 2013
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Critic Score: 53% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The mooted final installment in the long-running series is a hyper-violent, often grim throwback to action movies of yore -- which will appeal to some audiences just as emphatically as it deters others.

Richard Brody
New Yorker

Several sequences of this gorefest, which is posed between hyperkinetic martial-arts mayhem and near-static moments of confusion and terror, have a gleeful virtuosity that nearly redeems its lumbering longueurs and generic splatter.

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Kyle Smith
New York Post

An intensity of purpose and a patient, suspenseful directing style make the B-movie "Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning" superior to most of the big-budget action films I've seen lately.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Common Sense Media

It's as if David Lynch collided with a truckload of martial artists and brawlers, and the resulting explosion created this strange, moody universe, full of odd sound cues; shocking, dreamlike imagery; and less flashy, more vivid fight scenes.

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Ian Buckwalter
The Atlantic

Day of Reckoning is somehow not just the best film in the series, but a damn fine piece of action filmmaking by any measure.

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Andy Webster
New York Times

This bloody wallow in sweat, guns and fisticuffs - for those who swing that way - delivers.

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R. Emmet Sweeney
Film Comment Magazine

Hyams has created a truly unique object, a horror-action-flicker film about uniquely expressive bodies haunted by the minds and memories they are forced to house.

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

"There... is... no... end" Van Damme announces in between blows. As a comment on the current film, I'll agree. As a prediction - all I can do is shudder.

Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times

The movie creates something of the sensation of huffing industrial solvents - in a good way! - a waking-sleep zombification that can't exactly be described as pleasurable but definitely has an odd, distinct power.

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Richard Haridy

Day Of Reckoning is one of the most ambitious, experimental, and downright fascinating B-movie genre pieces I have seen in years.

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Flixster Audience Score: 34% Flixster User Reviews
Greg S
A man watches as his family is killed, then dedicates his life to tracking down the killer despite having lost all memory of his past life. Surprising sequel… More
Al S
One of the best action films of 2012. The best Universal Soldier yet. It hits all the right notes. A tremendously cool, frighting and mind-blowing action ride.… More
Alex roy
Where does the latest entry in the Universal Soldier franchise stand? Usually by the fourth film in any series, ideas start to be less than original and… More
Phil Hubbs
What the hell goes on here? I'm still rather confused with this plot, on top of that it sucked ass!. This is now overall the sixth UniSol film but the… More
Stuart Brooks
decent enough but not really the usual Universal Soldier kind of movie
Sol C
Of the 4 Universal Soldier films, this is by far, the worse one yet. It is like they wanted to give the franchise a huge reboot and failed at it. They had a… More