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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Double Teamed with Van Damme & Rodman
I can't see how people can hate this film so much, OK it's not a big budget actioner with storming special and visual effects like T2, but it manages to keep an exciting and interesting pace throughout. Van Damme doesn't do anything different in this movie, he just does what he does best, beating up bad guys.
Jack Quinn (Van Damme) is a top counter terrorist who is...
Published on 7 May 2004

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2.0 out of 5 stars It's bonkers
Make no mistake, this is not a good film by any stretch of the imagination. It is a low point in acclaimed action director Tsui Hark's career. It even won a couple of Golden Raspberries. The action is well staged but there's little else here. The colony of former spies tips a wink to the Prisoner and is a far more interesting prospect than the main storyline which amounts...
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4.0 out of 5 stars Double Teamed with Van Damme & Rodman, 7 May 2004
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This review is from: Double Team [DVD] (DVD)
I can't see how people can hate this film so much, OK it's not a big budget actioner with storming special and visual effects like T2, but it manages to keep an exciting and interesting pace throughout. Van Damme doesn't do anything different in this movie, he just does what he does best, beating up bad guys.
Jack Quinn (Van Damme) is a top counter terrorist who is assigned to the colony after he freezes on shooting ruthless and savage terrorist Stavros (played to perfection by Mickey Rourke). On his way to taking down Stavros, Quinn meets up with flamboyant but deadly gun dealer Yaz ( Basketball Star Dennis Rodman). Quinn was just looking for a second chance at getting his target, but when his pregnant wife is kidnapped by Stavros, it becomes personal.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Double Team, 13 Aug 2013
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Received in excellent order and an excellent film to brighten up the day, so thank you very much for the good service
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5.0 out of 5 stars delicious, delirious madness, 4 July 2013
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this is not a five star movie, except that it IS five star entertainment - mad as a box of frogs, so I'm reviewing to counter some of the low star gripes here.
Rodman is surprisingly capable, Rourke convincingly musclebound, and there's enough inventive action set-pieces and super-spy chicanery to keep you going
"What The...?" all the way through. Even the product placement (yes, Coca Cola) is so guiltily OTT that you have to laugh at the audacity. Now You See Me? Now see this! The film is just nuts, which must be down to Tsui Hark as much as the playful anything-goes scenario. What Van Damme does with a door jamb, a packet of cigarettes, and his thumb is worth watching out for...plus endless baby peril, innocent bystanders dropping like flies, poorly disguised secret agents a-go-go, the cavalry charge of the Carabiniero, the finger puppetry, graffiti, lilo massacre, switchblade toes and whoops there's a tiger too. What's more, it doesn't look cheap...every cent is up there on the screen and everything keeps blowing up. If you're bored and want something different, give yourself a treat - Gratuitous never wore better disco slut outfits than this, nor came with more dayglo hair...
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2.0 out of 5 stars It's bonkers, 11 Jun 2013
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Make no mistake, this is not a good film by any stretch of the imagination. It is a low point in acclaimed action director Tsui Hark's career. It even won a couple of Golden Raspberries. The action is well staged but there's little else here. The colony of former spies tips a wink to the Prisoner and is a far more interesting prospect than the main storyline which amounts to little more than Van Damme rescuing his wife and baby from a steroid inflated Micky Rourke with the help of Dennis Rodman. Having one star who cannot act is a hindrence to any movie but having three just puts a hole in the boat! Not only that, the makers have created the perfect film for young adults with delayed maturity because it just gets more stupid as it goes along, as if having to fight an angry Micky Rourke in an arena filled with land mines wasn't enough, JCVD also has to contend with a Tiger, yes a tiger....it's that daft.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great, 18 Feb 2013
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love it great film great actors and graphics the story line what can i say but wow love all his films
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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Modern cinema's defining moment, a classic, 24 May 2008
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I don't know what the deal is with the other user reviews of this Tsui Hark/Van Damme masterpiece - Double Team is perhaps one of the best films to have been released during the whole of the 90s and should be considered a classic movie, definitely not as the 'worst film of 1997' as one ill-informed critic stated.

The strengths and innovations of Double Team are nearly too many to list but amongst the most significant achievements that seem to have been overlooked by the other reviewers are -
* Acting - We all know Van Damme is an unimpeachable actor but who would have known Dennis Rodman could have made the transition from athlete to film star? I'm surprised he wasn't nominated for an Oscar for his excellent, moving performance
* Script - The writing in Double Team finally surpassed that of Casablanca as the benchmark against which all future films are judged
* Direction - Hark knows how to make the most of his actors and locations. The film is beautifully shot and I for one am looking forward to the Blu Ray edition of this film as whilst DVD is ok, I can't help but feel we're loosing something of the original by viewing it in any less resolution than this classic merits.

So, there we have it - Double Team is an awesome, important film and deserves every one of the five stars I've awarded it. Buy it now! With money!
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Throwaway fun that passes the time, 8 May 2001
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This review is from: Double Team [VHS] (VHS Tape)
A fairly inane adventure story with a pinch of sci-fi that's quite enjoyable if not taken too seriously.Van Damme plays one half of the double team in his usual auto-pilot mode but delivers on the action front as only Van Damme can.Basketball star Rodman does a reasonable enough job as a first-time actor and adds a touch of fun to the proceedings.There are a number of thrills and spills to be had along the way and director Tsui Hark keeps the attention from flagging with some expertly shot fight sequences.Nice to see Mickey Rourke in no-nonsense muscle bound guise as baddie Stavros whose presence helps elevate the film above the mediocre.Despite a few unintentionaly funny moments this is saturday night popcorn fun that should keep you entertained.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Does your hair change colour when you sweat?...., 31 Jan 2014
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Jack Quinn is top counter-terrorist, and before his final mission he misses terrorist Stavros.

During this epic battle, Quinn is wounded and sent to the Colony, where everyone else presumes he is dead.

He is reassured by Belloq from Raiders, and gets fit by smoking cigarettes, and lifting a bath.

Stavros had his son killed in the earlier fight and as revenge he is hunting Quinn's pregnant wife. Quinn joins forces with vivid arms dealer Yaz to fight Stavros, and a tiger.....

This film, and Knock Off are easily Van Dammes most bizarre movie, but they are nothing short of entertaining.

The editing is all over the shop, and the script is undoubtedly awful, but I had so much fun watching this, and still do every time I put it in my machine.

Van Damme is as good as always, and Rourke as you would expect. Rodman, well he's in it, and that's all I can say.

The fight scenes are awesome, some of the camera-work inspired, and the fact that it's on less than 90 minutes, only adds to the charm.

Yes it may have lots and lots of flaws, but it's entertaining, and any film that involves a man kick shoes at Van Damme or the man kick a tiger, has to be seen.
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1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars ONE OF THE GREATEST FILMS RELEASED ON 4 APRIL 1997, 19 April 2011
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CJ Howdle "Howds" (England) - See all my reviews
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shocking. I'm one of the biggest Van Damme out there, but thats despite this film not because of it. It's hard to watch, genuinely, Rodman is disgracful. how he got any where near a camera is a modern day travasty. every member of the crew mustve been knee deep in cocaine for anyone to assume any of this film is credable. unfortunatly this signalled the beginning of the end of van dammes big screen career even though some of his follow ups are some of his best, ie the order, legionnaire and knock off. avoid, unless youve seen every van damme film accept second in command and need more
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0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars poor from the great van damme, 14 Sep 2006
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sean paul mccann "mccanns23" (ireland) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Double Team [DVD] (DVD)
Van Damme in double team almost looks embarrassed,he knows he is reading from a poor script,he knows that the film looks like its made on a shoestring despite having a good budget and he knows that the film is pretty much a vechile for the annoying dennis rodman,who is so bad his film career ended with this more or less,and as a result of that and mickey rourke who seems to have forgotten how to act this film is lost in its own vomit.

The film redeems itself as van damme kicks major ass in parts and the stand off behind van damme and rourke in a landmine filled area is decent.The crappiest of all scenes is found here involving van damme hiding behind a coke machine when a massive bomb goes off and all is destroyed except van damme and the coke machine,and they say too much coke is bad for you hey!
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