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Plot: Alain Lefevre is a boxer paid by a Marseille mobster to take a dive. When he wins the fight he attempts to flee to America with the mobster's girlfriend Katrina. This plan fails and he ... Runtime: 99 mins Release Date: 03 Dec 1998
This movie is actually surprisingly good. The whole story is a classical cliche but the movie is still really good. This is probably one of Van Dammes greatest movies. I was rather doubtful when I rented the movie but it was really watchable and I would surely rent it again sometime... This movie is a clear 10 out of 10
Very Good War Epic (by furiousneon)
Legionnaire was a beautifully shot, wonderfully acted and action packed war epic about the French Legion starring Jean-Claude Van Damme. This is not your typical Van Damme bout, this movie has no martial arts at all. Van Damme plays a boxer who is told to throw a fight, he does not and after defeating his opponent he runs out of the arena in hope to catch a train to America, he does not and being desperate to live he quickly joins the French Legion. The movie has a great battle scenes and good performances from everyone including Van Damme, he proves with this that he can indeed act. This is <more>
also a war epic that is under 100 minutes, very rare considering that most war movies have a running time of over 145 minutes. It is a good thing because those movies tend to drag, unlike this which was perfectly paced. A great war epic, definitly check this one out. 10/10.
Oh the humanity! Van Damme does us all proud with his fine performance in this wonderful dramatic/action movie. Great story, top-notch acting, and wonderful directing, it's a wonder why they didn't orginally release this into the theaters. Departing from his usual action/karate persona, Van Damme gets into a serious role and pulls it off. This is a definite one to get, go to the video store now and pick up a copy. Van Damme hasn't let you down. 5 stars.
Excellent Van Damme Flick (by The__Watcher)
A different style Van Damme movie, using no kicks or any fancy martial arts moves. JCVD plays a Legionnaire in this, as in 'Lionheart'. He has a boxing match in this movie, in the beginning. Well directed, and good story-line. It's another good Van Damme movie that's very enjoyable. Recommended for everyone.
Van Damme (by winner55)
This is the least typical Van Damme film - and his absolute best. really, if you come to this film expecting a typical Van Damme film, please go see Double Impact or Hard Target again.Based on a real incident during the 1925 Morocco campaign and most of us didn't even know there was such a campaign , and highly suggestive of the many versions of Beau Geste that women have wept over in movie-houses for decades, this is a story about the French Foreign Legion. Viewers should be warned that the slogan of the Legion at this time was "March or die!" The only thing that kept these <more>
men from killing each other was that the Berbers were so much better at killing them.The film has an epic structure to it. The cinematography doesn't quite match this, but it is rock-solid. The actors are all very able. Clichés do drift through the film, but the final battle makes up for most of these.And, oh, yes, Van Damme can actually act. Quite well, when he doesn't let it get to his head.
I am not really fond of Jon Claude Van Damme but this was a good film. I think he shows himself to be a decent actor when he is not in a crappy action movie, he should do it more often. This is a solid movie with good action and a decent script. 9/10
What? No kicking? (by nerph20)
This has to be one of the oddest, yet best Van Damme films ever. It's not chop-socky martial arts kickboxing crud, and it isn't mindless sci-fi action... it's a war drama. And a surprisingly good one. Van Damme plays Alain, a boxer who is paid to take a dive, but who instead flees and joins the French Foreign Legion, where he learns about friendship, honor, and fighting to the last. Sound like a normal Van Damme movie? Far from it. Sheldon Lettich's script, while somewhat cliche, is very well put together. The acting is surprisingly top notch, with even Jean-Claude Van Damme <more>
himself turning in a good performance. What a shame this movie never made it to theaters. I recommend it to anyone who enjoys an exciting, epic war film. I give it 8/10.
A surprisingly good, and different Van Damm film. (by pawn-2)
Most Jean Claude Van Damm films consist of a martial arts contest of which he must over come great odds to win Lion Heart, Kickboxer, etc . This film only has one hand to hand fight scene at the beginning, and the rest is a film about the French Foriegn Legion. A must see for any fans of military history as it is actually quite accurate to the times.
well done Jean Claude!! (by supertom-3)
I am not the biggest Van Damme fan it must be said, in his other films he did none of his own stunts and his acting was wooden and his lines poorly executed, his previous performance that i thought was his best was in Universal Soldier but that was still a poor performance and he was completly overshadowed by Dolph Lundgren, but in this film a pretty decent war drama with a lot of emotional content,has Van Damme produce a very good performance, he is impressive in this and aswell as that he does some of the stunt work himself, all the acting in the film was pretty decent and although <more>
1920's set war dramas are not my favoured films i thought this was good, there were some lovely shots in it the direction was sharp and the war scenes were very good, this had a reasonably big budget of 35 million but it actually looked twice as expensive with all the explosions and other things so the money was wisely spent, overall i was extremely impressed with Jean Claude and if he reproduces performances like this and writes some more of his films because this is a pretty well written film, then ol' JC VD should hit the top once again, if you want fast paced, kickboxing action from Jean then watch Universal soldier, Timecop or hard target but if you would like to see him strech the acting muscles instead of arm muscles then watch this, Recommended.