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4.7

Mixed or average reviews- based on 15 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 5 out of 15
  2. Negative: 5 out of 15

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  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 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. Expand
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58

Mixed or average reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 18
  2. Negative: 2 out of 18
  1. Reviewed by: Mike Scott
    Dec 14, 2012
    20
    The fight sequences are briskly choreographed at least, gruesome though they are -- and, to be honest, that goes a long way in a film such as this. In fact they may be the only reason to see it, other than the chance to see Van Damme in full Col. Kurtz mode, all face-painted and droopy-eyed and bat-poop crazy.
  2. 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.
  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.