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JCVD Review

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2.0

Dave White Profile

...underestimates its own star Read full review

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  • 4.0
    64

    out of 100

    Metascore®
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    critic review scores.

  • 70

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter

    JCVD should entertain both movie and action buffs. Van Damme proves once and for all that he's not just a set of glistening pectorals. However, he's still in no danger of being asked to play Hamlet.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    USA Today Claudia Puig

    JCVD is a whimsical twist on the biopic, sending up heist movies and breaking cinematic rules to interesting effect. At a critical moment, Van Damme rises out of a tense hostage situation to look into the camera and speak movingly to the audience. He has never seemed more convincing.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    Van Damme says worse things about himself than critics would dream of saying, and the effect is shockingly truthful.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune Michael Phillips

    The film sags in the middle section, and it's more a novelty item than a fully formed work . But it's very entertaining. And Van Damme proves himself a brave, possibly foolhardy actor, which is more than Steven Seagal ever did.

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  • 91

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Lisa Schwarzbaum

    A reality-twisting cousin to "Being John Malkovich" -- showcases a Van Damme who's sly like a fox about his own image.

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