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Jean-Claude Van Damme stars in an explosive thriller set in Hong Kong's shady manufacturing scene during the 1997 handover to China! When a shipment of jeans to the U.S. proves counterfeit, Marcus Ray, the "King of The Knock-Offs" (Van Damme) finds himself at the center of a Russian Mafia plot to hold the United States security for ransom. Thousands of tiny micro-bombs, disguised within other manufactured goods, are scheduled for departure from Hong Kong to America. When Ray's company's jeans are found to be the housing for the explosives, he's the one man the CIA can count on to prevent certain disaster! In a territory where loyalty can change hands overnight, Marcus Ray's survival will depend on him knowing the fakes from the real thing.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 39
- Fresh: 3
- Rotten: 36
- Average Rating: 3.0/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: Was a film ever more appropriately titled than Knock Off?
Rotten: The last blast of the summer is an exuberantly cheesy action opus featuring Jean-Claude Van Damme and Rob Schneider as an improbable pair of gung-ho heroes.
Rotten: You've never seen so many pointlessly contrived optical effects shots in your life.
Rotten: Something of a kaleidoscopic mess of a movie, but it has its moments.
Not the best JCVD movie, but it is still pretty good. Totally worth my five dollars!
This was the era of Jackie Chans takeover
Asian cinema was coming strong like Jackie Chan and Jet Li so Van Damme teams up with Tsui Hark an Asian director marking their second collaboration together (the other was "Double Team"). It was something new for JC cause you had comedy with Rob Schnieder co-starring made the movie a decent acton comedy but I reccommend the "Rush Hour" triology over this one
This film has everything
Action, comedy, Lela rochon, Asian directing, Lela rochon....did I mention Lela rochon?
This movie starts off slow but gets interesting later on...just a warning...SOME explosions are cheap CGI
- Genre: Action & Adventure
- Released: 1998
- © 1998 TriStar Pictures Industries, Inc. All Rights Reserved