Written November 01, 2008
Ive followed van damme for a long time and if their is something that all his movies have.. its a good message... in the sense of good vs evil... and in a day in age where the bad guy seems to be the good guy we need more movies that bring are old heroes back
Written November 23, 2009
I would say I couldn't stand slow movies. Esp I don't really know anything about the actor Jean-Claude Van Damme. My bf said if I know his struggling career, I could have some feeling about this movie. Well, even I know some story about the actor, this is still a classic French movie. Narcissistic. They believe that every single piece of this movie is so good and everybody shall love them so they wouldn't cut any piece. OMG, I was so bored sitting there....
Written February 04, 2009
This movie far exceeded my expectations. The acting was far above par, not only for Jean Claude, but for anyone. The direction was very artistic and beautifully executed. A true insight into Van Damme's real life struggles and feelings. Bottom line... a great and aesthetically appreciated movie. Another interesting thing to look at is the similarity between this movie and "The Wrestler". Two "washed up" actors making a major comeback. This year has been a great year in the film industry, not so much in way of making profits, but in the quality, and creativeness of filmmakers. We are seeing a different kind of genre emerge before our eyes and it is awesome to be a part of. By the way, JCVD even made Time magazine!
Written May 17, 2009
i dont normally give movies a must go. but this movie is really good. it is a satire/comedy/action/heist film all involving a satired version of jean-claude. a very strong and moving performance by jc. i strongly suggest renting this film. it is great. what would happen if jean-claude was involved and mistaken in a post office heist.
note- most of the movie in different language(french?) but with english subtitles.
Written February 03, 2009
No offense to Mr. Van Damme, but I normally don't put him in the category of "Actor", but after this movie, he deservedly belongs there. Similar to Mickey Rourke in The Wrestler, Van Damme plays a broken star looking for redemption, and from this viewer, he gets it and then some.