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A reality-twisting cousin to "Being John Malkovich" -- showcases a Van Damme who's sly like a fox about his own image. Read full review
JCVD juggles humor with whomping martial-arts moves and a kind of melancholy star turn from the melancholy, muscular star. Read full review
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. Read full review
Unlike "Being John Malkovich," which JCVD sometimes resembles, there is no secret portal to the star's head; instead, the audience gets a fleeting glimpse through the smeared window of his soul. Read full review
JCVD may not be the first meta-musclehead movie, but it's certainly the most surprising. Read full review
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. Read full review
Van Damme says worse things about himself than critics would dream of saying, and the effect is shockingly truthful. Read full review
A shrewd satire about stardom and the cult of celebrity. Read full review
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. Read full review
Who knew? Turns out, Jean-Claude Van Damme is a funny guy, and a pretty good actor, too. Fans may already be aware of this, but JCVD is likely to introduce a whole new Van Damme to everybody else. Read full review
...underestimates its own star
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