Knock Off

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Running, fighting, and shooting – that’s all you will see or hear in Knock-Off. Jean-Claude Van Damme is Ray, a low-man-on-the-totem-pole blue-jeans exporter in Hong Kong. Ray and his friend Tommy, played by Rob Schneider, are sent to investigate a factory selling imitation jeans, and run face first into some very mean and very unhappy Russians. The Russians provide the plot – it’s o.k. to pretend – by hiding explosives the size of watch batteries inside merchandise that is later shipped all over the world. During a pretentious car chase, Ray rams his car through a glass building, flips the car end-over-end, lands on all four wheels simultaneously, and casually drives away unhurt. Even though I can’t see, I now have faith that I can drive a car, crash it, roll it, and never get hurt. Yeah, and I can also win an Oscar. Anyway, after more kicking, punching, and quasi car chases, Ray and Tommy finally discover a ship that will be carrying the explosi ves to the United States. More karate, much more gunfire, and, well, you get the picture. They blow up the ship and save the world. This is by far the worst Jean-Claude Van Damme movie ever made and that’s being polite. There is so much action in this film that there is no room for romance, comedy, a plot or even dialogue. This no-brainer deserves a big fat D, and I want my money back.

This movie has been given an R rating by the MPAA