Double Team


Action / Comedy / Sci-Fi / Thriller

IMDb Rating 4.7 10 28


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Reviewed by NateWatchesCoolMovies 5 / 10 / 10


Double Team has to be seen to be believed. Hell, even the poster does. It exists in that delirious wasteland of the late 90's action genre, a place where anything can, and does go. As the genre evolved, the scientists deep within Hollywood's labs were trying out endless mind boggling action star team ups, even using a few celebrities that had never had a film to their name. In this particular twilight zone we get Jean Claude Van Damme and Dennis Rodman sharing a spotlight. There's a pairing for ya. Van Damme plays a counter terrorist expert who miserably fails in preventing an attack from dangerous villain Stavros (Mickey Rourke), and is sent to The Colony, where disgraced agents are branded with all the snazzy technology the 90's had to offer, after which being sent back into duty. He needs inside helps to track down Stavros, and finds it in beyond eccentric arms dealer Yaz (Rodman), a whacko who mirrors the man's overblown real life persona. Together they make a run at Rourke, fireworks ensue, blah blah. It's a crappy flick made noticeable by the strange presence of Rodman, and marginally watchable by Rourke, who actually gives Stavros the tiniest glint of surprising gravity, despite how downright silly the whole enterprise is. Loaded with cheese, dated special effects and clichés, it ain't no picnic, but worth a glance during an inebriated late night channel switching blitz.

Reviewed by Leofwine_draca 6 / 10 / 10

Don't know whether it's really good or really bad - maybe both at once

With most of Van Damme's films, you know what you're going to get. Action, fights, a bare minimum of plot. The same can be said of this film, but it actually rises above being just another Van Damme vehicle and becomes something quite extraordinary, thanks to the work of Hong Kong director Tsui Hark, famed for his stylistic films such as A Chinese GHOST STORY. Hark brings a sense of unreality and circus to the film, as scene after scene is full of people shooting, shouting and punching each other. There's just so much going on all the time, this film leaves you feeling tired, drained, and maybe a little bit confused. The plot twists and turns into new directions every ten minutes; it starts off like FACE/OFF, then it turns into THE PRISONER, then it looks like MAXIMUM RISK, and finally it turns into sheer comedy with the climax taking place at the Colosseum. The film is full of over-emphasis, with small weaponry making machine gun noises, villains flying through the air, and Van Damme doing his usual stunt work. The case with this film is that there are some good scenes linked by much boring, listless exposition. Take, for instance, the hotel room scene where Van Damme is attacked by a ninja warrior who uses a switchblade between his toes. The scene is classic, breathtaking in fact, but as soon as the action dies down we're left in muddled territory, dragged sluggishly down by the bad acting on display here from the three main stars. Van Damme is his usual wooden self, and we don't expect anything else from him by now. Yes, he can fight, but no, he cannot act. Dennis Rodman, a tall basketball star with bright green hair, is good for a laugh, but as soon as the novelty wears off you soon see straight through the image and that he is, in fact, being himself, and not really acting at all. Mickey Rourke is suitably beefed-up in his role as the arch nemesis. He looks the part, and is in fact one of Van Damme's worthier opponents, here's a guy who has a real motive and who looks pretty damn tough as well. Much of the fun comes from watching various villains being kicked, shot and thrown through windows (courtesy of Rodman, who treats his opponents as if they're mere basketballs!). The dynamite level is high for this film, as just about everything explodes, and the whole thing is about sheer spectacle. It's decidedly offbeat too. For instance, where else would you see a colony of cyber monks, surfing the net in their rundown monastery? Or witness a climax where Van Damme kickboxes a tiger, while Rodman drives a moped through a minefield while carrying a baby along in a basket, while Rourke runs around half-naked and watches? It's wacky, certainly, and that's why I enjoyed it. Don't expect anything amazing (let's face it, if you've seen Van Damme's other work, then you'll know what you're getting), but this entry is different enough to work.

Reviewed by ivo-cobra8 6 / 10 / 10

Underrated, hated, solid good Van Damme action movie!

Disclaimer: If you are a viewer that mainly prefers art-house-type movies, then you might as well ignore this review. In addition, if you're not able to take an Van Damme underrated, bashed, hated solid action film, ignore this review, as well. We'll both be better off. Double Team (1997) alongside with Knock Off (1998) is very underrated, bashed and hated movie, mostly for Van Damme performance. This film has received a lot of negative reviews and was a box office fail. I understand why people does not like this movie, I understand and I like it! It is not one of my top 10 favorite Van Damme movies, but I like it, even more than Knock Off. I have always enjoyed this film more than Knock Off. Double Team was Van Damme's first time filming with Chinese film director Tsui Hark, because one year later, they both made together Knock Off another underrated action movie. In my opinion beside Van Damme, Mickey Rourke and Dennis Rodman both of the actors did a solid job and performance together playing their characters. There was a lot of explosions, a lot of action scenes, and a lot of martial arts shown from Van Damme and Mickey Rourke. I like the idea, When Jack Quinn (Jean-Claude Van Damme), a former counterterrorist agent fails to catch alive a terrorist leader Stavros (Mickey Rourke) and accidentally one of his Agent's kills Stavros 6.year old son, Jack Quinn is exiled to colony for dead agents on an empty deserted island and their is no escape from this island. Stavros plot's vengeance against Quinn and takes his wife Kathryn (Natacha Lindinger ) as a hostage and her unborn child now Quinn has to escape and team with Jaz (Dennis Rodman) to get his wife back and Stavros once and for all. I love the training sequences and the music score for the movie. I liked the performance from Van Damme and Rodman, I don't think they acted stupid in this movie, they did not! I bagged my aunt to tape me this movie on VHS, when I was a teen and she did. I like this movie a lot, I like the shoot outs. Double Team was also one of my favorite Van Damme movies. Dennis Rodman and Mickey Rourke co started in this movie. About an CIA agent who misses his target and finds him self on an island for a retired agents and he finds out that his target Stavros kidnapped his wife and his unborn baby and he plans to kill them both unless Quinn escapes. Training and action sequences are excellent and Double Team is also Van Damme's action movie that I like. It is an explosive, high-tech ride. Mickey Rourke was a good bad guy. I really had no idea Paul Freeman was in this movie, he was so awesome in Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), I really had no idea he was in this movie as Quinn's guardian. I like when Van Damme fight's off the tiger in the coliseum, those scenes with the tiger where fantastic. I liked that Rodman helped Quinn saving his baby, when the baby case was standing on a mine filed and Rodman saved him. The fights between Mickey Rourke and Van Damme weren't that good, but they were not that bad either. Van Damme and Mickey Rourke both differently worked in The Expendables movies. Rourke in The Expendables and Van Damme in The Expendables 2. Double Team is a 1997 action film that marked the first American movie directed by Hong Kong director Tsui Hark (A Better Tomorrow III). The film stars Jean-Claude Van Damme as Jack Quinn, a former counterterrorist agent who is exiled to a penal colony for disgraced operatives. Upon his escape, Quinn teams with an arms dealer to track down the terrorist who ruined his life. The film co-stars Dennis Rodman, Paul Freeman, and Mickey Rourke. Director Hark would later collaborate with Van Damme in 1998's Knock Off. This movie get's 6 by me, I wish I would have this movie on Blu-ray, I am probably the only one that just likes this movie. Much better than Knock Off! The training sequences from Van Damme where really kick ass and the action stunts from Van Damme where solid, so they weren't bad. Sorry Double Team is not your movie, that's okay I like it. 6/10 Grade: C- Studio: Columbia Pictures Corporation, Mandalay Entertainment Film Workshop Starring: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dennis Rodman, Paul Freeman, Mickey Rourke, Natacha Lindinger Director: Tsui Hark Producers: Moshe Diamant, David Rodgers Screenplay: Don Jakoby, Paul Mones Rated: R Running Time: 1 Hr. 33 Mins. Budget: $30.000.000 Box Office: $11,438,337

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