TriStar Pictures | Release Date: July 10, 1992 CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
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Generally unfavorable reviews based on 15 Critic Reviews
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Mixed:
6
Negative:
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Boston GlobeRichard Dyer
German director Roland Emmerich's action sequences are terrific and funny. [10 July 1992, p.37]
50
It's the kind of movie that crumbles into trash -- non-recyclable -- if you spend more than 10 minutes thinking about it. It's designed for dumb fun, and delivers some. [10 July 1992, p.D3]
50
At least Van Damme parodies himself just enough to avoid an all-out battle of the blands . At least director Roland Emmerich slyly allows supermarket Muzak to play during Lundgren's one big emoting scene. [10 July 1992, p.5D]
25
Universal Soldier, for all its sound and fury, isn't much fun. [15 July 1992, p.E5]
25
Universal Soldier is another goony banquet of violence composed almost entirely of leftovers. It's a Frankenstein-monster of a movie with parts of a dozen or more films stitched and stapled together to make one lurching melodrama. [11 July 1992, C10]
20
The Hollywood ReporterDuane Byrge
It's a bad memory trip through the wasteland of movies past, swamped with bonehead dialogue, stock parts, cookie-cutter romance and gunked to the gills with generic techno-drool. [8 July 1992]
20
This is summer entertainment at its mindless, violent worst featuring plenty of squishy, crunchy sounds and sickening makeup X effects to satisfy undiscerning blood-and-guts audiences. Moviegoers looking for pacing, character development or delightful thrills must seek shelter elsewhere. [11 July 1992, p.3D]