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Van Damme's best movie in years...

5 years, 1 month ago at Mar 17 10:06
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"I'm just a regular guy. It makes me sick to see people... who don't have what I've got. Knowing that they have qualities, too. Much more than I do! It's not my fault if I was cut out to be a star. I asked for it. I asked for it, really believed in it. When you're 13, you believe in your dream. Well it came true for me. But I still ask myself today what I've done on this Earth. Nothing! I've done ... read more

Bad light; tries do be funny

7 years, 3 months ago at Jan 6 0:13
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Although someone can tell me that the saturated lights on this movie were intended to show how Jean Claude always had lived under the media lights, it really damaged the whole movie... it's very difficult to watch with such saturated lights.

I could say the movie is regular, but it could be a lot better.

A good movie

5 years, 3 months ago at Jan 11 9:11
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After making for at least a decade worthless straight-to-dvd action flicks, Jean-Claude Van Damme finally decided to do something drastically different, a satire about himself and it really worked. Basically, it is a remake of 'Dog day afternoon' taking place in Belgium and starring Jean-Claude Van Damme. The whole thing could have been a misfire if he took himself too seriously but he didn't, eve... read more
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When the life of Jean-Claude Van Damme collides with the reality of a hold-up in Brussels, Belgium, suddenly the huge movie star turns into an ordinary guy, filled with fears, contradictions and hopes. How can he be up to the legend he has built? What can a film hero do when the gun pointed to his temple isn’t charged with blanks? JCVD finds himself at the turning point of his “hero” life.
Release date: 4 June 2008
Tags: Action (9), Drama (7), 2008 (6), Crime (6), 2000s (3), Foreign (3), Prison (3), Belgium (3), France (3), Martial Arts (2), French (2), Heist (2), Surreal (1), (1), 2010 (1), 97 Min (1), 2.35:1 (1), Rated R (1), Luxembourg (1), Jean-Claude Van Damme (1)
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" "It's hard for me to judge people and it's hard for them... not to judge me. Easier to blame me. Yeah, something like that." Director: Mabrouk El Mechri Writers: Mabrouk El Mechri, Frédéric Benudis and Christophe Turpin Cinematographer: Pierre-Yves Bastard Composer: Gast Waltzing Cast: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Zinedine Soualem, Karim Belkhadra, François Damiens, Hervé Sogne and Anne Paulicevich "

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