Jean-Claude Van Damme stars in this time-travelling sci-fi thriller. In Washington, 1994, Max Walker (Van Damme) is an average cop enjoying life with his new wife (Mia Sara). One night she is murdered and the following morning Walker volunteers for a dangerous assignment in a new police department. Ten years later time-travelling is a reality and Walker is a maverick Timecop, going back and forth catching villains all over history. Then the opportunity arises to save his wife when he goes back to 1994 to face a politician who wants to take over the world.
Pay no attention to the fact that Timecop
is an insult to intelligent science fiction, and that it gradually succumbs to an acute case of the sillies. It is a Jean-Claude Van Damme movie, after all, so check your brain at the door and enjoy this action flick set in the year 2004. Van Damme plays an officer in the Time Enforcement Police, assigned to prevent criminals from travelling to the past with the intent of altering the future. Ron Silver plays the evil politician who plots to retrieve a stockpile of gold from the Civil War to finance his latest campaign. The film is clever to a point, and entertaining if you can ignore the dumb jokes and inconsistencies. Best of all, it's an above-average vehicle for Van Damme (relatively speaking), who gets to kick some villainous butt and share a few scenes with Mia Sara, who plays the Timecop's wife. As Van Damme fans can tell you, this is one of the action star's better movies. -- Jeff Shannon, Amazon.com
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