• Released
  • July 17, 1998
  • R , 1 hr 31 min
  • Action/Adventure
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Knock Off Synopsis
Hong Kong business partners (Jean-Claude Van Damme, Rob Schneider) tangle with smugglers.
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Los Angeles Times

By Kevin Thomas
It's fast, light and funny and not top-heavy with special effects and epic-scale destruction.
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70

The A.V. Club

By Nathan Rabin
Essentially just an above-average Hong Kong action movie, but as such, it's still far better than just about anything else Van Damme has...
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70

Variety

By Joe Leydon
Working from a formulaic script by Steven E. De Souza, Hark employs a variety of visual stratagems to keep the action fast and flashy.
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58

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Van Damme and his cronies (including Lela Rochon, Paul Sorvino, and, for no immediately graspable reason, Rob Schneider as Van Damme's...
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40

Austin Chronicle

By Russell Smith
In essence, the whole Knock Off experience can be summed up neatly in four words: loud, stupid, blurry, frenetic.
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30

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
Hong Kong action pioneer Tsui Hark is in high form here, tricking out the bare-bones story with disorienting camera angles, trick...
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25

San Francisco Examiner

An amusement park special, screaming from start to finish with no brakes, no plot and no acting to speak of.
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Bob Graham
The ridiculous complications might have worked if there had been an awareness of how absurd they are.
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0

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

The plot is as incomprehensible as the dubbing and many of the special effects are neither special nor effective.
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By James Berardinelli
It's amazing how boring an action movie can be when there's absolutely no point to all of the sound and fury.
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Rated R