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Decent attempt at the age-old time travel theme,
This review is from: Timecop [DVD]  (DVD)Timecop (1994) is another Peter Hyams sci-fi action-fest set in the near-future, with Jean-Claude Van Damme working as a federal agent for the Time Enforcement Commission, following the recent discovery of time travel.
Slimy senator Ron Silver is bidding for the US Presidency and is willing to illegally utilise time travel and change history for his own ends (eg, sending his cronies back in time with laser-guided automatic rifles and holding-up 19th century US Troopers transporting gold back to Washington).
There are enough plot holes here to fill a large quarry, but if you are not over-pedantic, this is actually quite an enjoyable, exciting movie. The excellent visual effects are used only where necessary, although the script is perhaps a little corny in places, but there's also a nice twist at the end.
Hyams is a master at this kind of pacy actioner, and for once he ensures that Van Damme is'nt just kicking the hell out of people because there's nothing else to do within the plot.
Van Damme even 'acts' a little in this future-shock thriller, something detractors of the 'Muscles From Brussels' may find unbelievable (including this reviewer !).
Overall, this film is not a classic, but comes recommended for the generic action-flick lover, but don't go reading into the so-called 'storyline' too much, as it'll drive you crazy !