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R| 1 hr. 36 min.

Plot Summary
Weary action star Jean-Claude Van Damme (Jean-Claude Van Damme) returns to Belgium to find relief from his troubles but instead stumbles into a bank robbery.

Cast: Jean-Claude Van Damme , François Damiens , Zinedine Soualem , Karim Belkhadra , Jean-François Wolff , Anne Paulicevich , Francois Beukelaers , Vincent Lécuyer

Director: Mabrouk El Mechri

Genres: Comedy, Crime drama

Distributor: Peace Arch Entertainment Group Inc.

JCVD (2008)

Release Date: November 7th, 2008|1 hr. 36 min.

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  • December 19, 2008 Smithnicous
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    I viewed this film at a theater on a tiny screen but I never took my eyes off it. The cinematography was great; it had a vintage pigeonhole aesthetic. Was I looking through Van Damme’s memories? I noticed the lack of special effects and felt the goading remorse of the main character-forced to deal with the consequences of his life choices. He was over-worked and down on his luck. In times like these in which we live - it was raw and believable; I was captivated. The story is not new (robbers, hostages, etc.) but the Van Damme factor intertwined in it was shocking. He (even with French sub-titles) delivers a Tour de Force performance quite unlike what I’d seen before. JCVD is not made for children; it’s for “us” the eighties crowd. We all grew up with this guy. In one scene Van Damme floats while seated and delivers a soliloquy. I thought to myself at that moment that perhaps he had just achieved his greatest theatrical feat: a chance to really act. If I had power, Van Damme would get the Oscar nod. Don’t miss this one. Welcome back JCVD!

  • November 12, 2008 hamidshamshiri
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    Finally a movie from Van Damme! Where have you been? I am glad he has risen from the ashes and did a fantastic job.

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