Universal Soldier

Universal Soldier

Roland Emmerich (1992)

99min
18 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
This sci-fi potboiler from director Roland Emmerich is a by-the-numbers affair, with dialogue you'd swear appears in comic balloons. But as no one takes the ultimate warrior premise seriously, either behind or in front of the camera, the unpretentious pandering to the action-plus brigade is a likeable strength, not a jarring weakness. The Muscles from Brussels (Jean-Claude Van Damme) has the edge over the Swedish Meatball (Dolph Lundgren) in every respect, from his showcase kick boxing to his send-up nude scene, in an OTT jeopardy jackpot where what you see is exactly what you get.

Summary

A government project succeeds in reanimating dead soldiers to form an expendable combat unit for dangerous missions. However, when two of the resurrected squad members experience flashbacks of their previous lives, they remember they had killed each other and continue the conflict where they left off. Sci-fi thriller, starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dolph Lundgren and Ally Walker.

Cast & Crew

Luc Devreux Jean-Claude Van Damme
Andrew Scott Dolph Lundgren
Veronica Roberts Ally Walker
Colonel Perry Ed O'Ross
Dr Gregor Jerry Orbach
Woodward Leon Rippy
Garth Tico Wells
GR76 Ralph Moeller
Motel owner Robert Trebor
Lieutenant Gene Davis
Charles Drew Snyder
Director Roland Emmerich
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourGuidance: Violence, swearing, brief nudity. Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray
Drama