Metascore
58

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: Gabe Toro
    Nov 28, 2012
    91
    It may very well be the best action movie of the year.
  2. Reviewed by: Eric Kohn
    Sep 26, 2012
    91
    Hyams delivers a remarkably satisfying action-thriller hybrid that constantly pushes ahead. It's one of the best action movies of the year simply because it keeps hitting the right beats.
  3. Reviewed by: Kyle Smith
    Nov 29, 2012
    75
    An intensity of purpose and a patient, suspenseful directing style make the B-movie Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning superior to most of the big-budget action films I've seen lately.
  4. Reviewed by: Bilge Ebiri
    Dec 3, 2012
    70
    Hyams's film, which may at first seem like a glorified VOD entry in a forgotten franchise starring has-been action stars, is an admirably tense sci-fi/horror adventure that somehow turns its considerable limitations into virtues.
  5. Reviewed by: Chris Packham
    Nov 27, 2012
    70
    Against the prevailing cheerlessness, these intensively choreographed fights, many shot in audacious, roving single takes, are like glimpses into a dream world.
  6. Reviewed by: David Ehrlich
    Nov 27, 2012
    70
    Playing like a mash-up between "Enter the Void" and "The Raid," Day of Reckoning is an uncommonly assured slice of bargain bin cinema, as arresting to watch as it is impossible to comprehend.
  7. Reviewed by: Joe Leydon
    Sep 30, 2012
    70
    There's something perversely fascinating about helmer John Hyams' freewheeling yet deliberately paced mashup of noirish mystery, splatter-movie intensity, first-person-shooter vidgame and "Apocalypse Now"-style surrealism.
User Score
5.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 19 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
    7
    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 »