Overall Rank: 3650
Average Rating: 2.8/4
# of Ratings: 40
Theatrical Release Date: 11/07/2008
Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 04/28/2009
Genre: Comedy, Crime
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Mabrouk El Mechri
Actors: Jean-Claude Van Damme, François Damiens, Zinedine Soualem, Karim Belkhadra, Jean-François Wolff, Anne Paulicevich
Plot: Broke, out of work and stuck in a custody battle, Jean-Claude Van Damme's life can't get much worse -- until he gets involved in a robbery with the whole world watching. Part heist thriller, part stream-of-consciousness dramedy, this is Jean-Claude Van Damme as you've never seen him before: *as* Jean-Claude Van Damme.
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Snoogans - wrote on 03/30/2012
More acting and less fighting here. This is a much smarter and convincing story than any of Van Damme's other films. He is essentially playing himself, in a mock real-life situation and it works very well. A surprisingly good film.
Bribaba - wrote on 05/03/2011
JC gets a cool makeover and it works a treat thanks to his superb, self-deprecating performance. I wonder what his fans think about this? John Woo and Steve Seagal's ponytail take a few hits when the movie buff talk interrupts the tension and the surprisingly convincing pathos. One of the film's strengths is the way it is able to juggle the moods shiftswithout any sense of jarring. In one scene you feel like getting up and cheering when JC reverts to type, but then his final speech leaves you wondering which way is up - just one of the many twists in this strange, but utterly compelling film. Well done, JC.
Ikkinbot - wrote on 07/20/2010
JCVD was very well done. The movie really worked by taking aspects of JCVD life and integrating them into the action movie. JCVD did a great job. The movie is a hint artsy but very funny and still with some fun action and bloody death scenes. May not be for all straight action fans, but for those with more wide ranging tastes it is well worth watching.
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