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  • 63
    Matt Zoller Seitz RogerEbert.com

    Jean-Claude Van Damme, whose work as the villain in Enemies Closer is the only reason to see this film. show more

  • 12
    Ed Gonzalez Slant Magazine

    JCVD may not say it best, but he does say it aptly, when his manically cartoonish baddie caps one murder with the assertion that "shit happens." show more

  • 50
    Matt Singer The Dissolve

    Too bad no one else in Enemies Closer can match Van Damme’s oddball charisma. show more

  • 50
    Gabe Toro The Playlist

    Van Damme’s an arresting presence in his old age... His performance is a wonder, showcasing a man who has never found his physical equal, and how amuses himself by telling stories that ultimately mock opponents. show more

  • 70
    Michael Nordine Village Voice

    Enemies Closer captures the feel of action flicks of yore -- unsurprising, given that some of them were directed by Hyams himself -- in a way that only limited-release and straight-to-video titles seem allowed to these days (aside from the latest Riddick, that is). show more

  • 60
    Neil Genzlinger The New York Times

    With a manic performance by Jean-Claude Van Damme and an improbable but intriguing plot variation, Enemies Closer is an improvement over most hunt-or-be-hunted fare. A small improvement, but still. show more

  • 60
    Scott Foundas Variety

    An unremarkable but entirely serviceable action quickie. show more

  • 30
    Annlee Ellingson Los Angeles Times

    Enemies Closer suffers from wincingly bad dialogue delivered as if by jocks in a high-school play and action choreographed as if for a gymnasium stage. show more

  • 75
    Ignatiy Vishnevetsky The A.V. Club

    Enemies Closer finds Hyams senior and his screenwriters, Eric and James Bromberg, channeling Lynch and Mark Frost’s TV series "Twin Peaks," mixing bizarro characterizations and woodland intrigue with wholesome national imagery. show more

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