• Released
  • July 10, 1992
  • R , 1 hr 22 min
  • Sci-Fi Action
    Action
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80

Los Angeles Times

By Kevin Thomas
Sleek...This is one "return" that's surely welcome.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Has a shameless B-movie exuberance.
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59

Mr. Showbiz

By Kevin Maynard
Engagingly silly sub-"Moonlighting"-style banter.
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33

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Jean-Claude Van Damme's latest dud.
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30

Chicago Reader

By Lisa Alspector
Must have been slapped together fast: live-action stunts created by uninspired editing lead up to computer-generated imagery that's just as lame.
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30

Variety

By Joe Leydon
Lightning fails to strike twice -- an underwhelming follow-up to one of the career-stalled action star's better efforts.
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25

New York Post

The Return is about bullets, bombs and boobs - the biggest boob being Van Damme, natch, but there are also mammaries aplenty.
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25

Boston Globe

Devoid of personality and has an annoying gratuitous sentimental streak.
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20

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
Plenty of bone-crunching brawn, but not a brain cell in sight.
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0

Austin Chronicle

Lame, mindless dialogue makes Wing Commander seem Cukoresque by comparison.
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24 out of 100
Generally unfavorable reviews
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