Mixed or average reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 18
  2. Negative: 2 out of 18

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  1. Reviewed by: Mark Olsen
    Nov 29, 2012
    The movie creates something of the sensation of huffing industrial solvents - in a good way! - a waking-sleep zombification that can't exactly be described as pleasurable but definitely has an odd, distinct power.
  2. Reviewed by: Andy Webster
    Nov 29, 2012
    This bloody wallow in sweat, guns and fisticuffs - for those who swing that way - delivers.
  3. Reviewed by: Frank Scheck
    Nov 29, 2012
    Say what you will about the confused narrative, blatant borrowings and wildly over-the-top gory violence of Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning -- at least you can see what the hell is going on.
  4. Reviewed by: Keith Uhlich
    Nov 27, 2012
    It's almost worth wading through the wearisome setup to get to the fun stuff. But there is a reason fast-forward buttons were invented.
  5. Reviewed by: Clark Collis
    Nov 28, 2012
    Consider this a public service announcement: Folks who have a problem with onscreen flesh-hacking - or the fact that franchise stars Jean-Claude Van Damme and Dolph Lundgren aren't in the movie all that much - should stay home.
  6. Reviewed by: Louis Black
    Nov 28, 2012
    As with all the films in the Universal Soldier series, this is mostly a catalog of increasingly brutal fights, which are the main attraction in and of themselves.
  7. Reviewed by: John Semley
    Nov 20, 2012
    Like a stiff Schwarzeneggerian conqueror making good on an "I'll be back," John Hyams returns to one-up the franchise again.
  8. Reviewed by: Jen Yamato
    Sep 26, 2012
    In the least, and most significantly, Day of Reckoning should propel British martial artist/stunt veteran Adkins out of the niche genre world - action cinema's Adkins diet?
  9. Reviewed by: Elizabeth Weitzman
    Nov 29, 2012
    It's up to you to decide if his oddly artsy vision, which pulls in first-person perspectives, surreal memories and highbrow cinematic references, suggests interesting ambition or misplaced pretension.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 20 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Dec 7, 2013
    The result is a very different kind of Universal Soldier movie, but one that at least has the balls to try something new. It may not always beThe result is a very different kind of Universal Soldier movie, but one that at least has the balls to try something new. It may not always be successful, but in an age when filmmakers seem happy to churn out the same movie over-and-over again, credit should go to Hyams for mixing up the tried-and-tested formula. And with the film's finale somewhat open-ended, here's hoping he gets the opportunity to further explore the Unisol universe. An entertaining Universal Soldier movie that dares to try something different. Full Review »