Timecop

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Largo Entertainment Released 1994

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Director:
Peter Hyams
Released:
1994
Rating:
R

A time travelling cop travels back to stop a madman from taking over the White House and to stop his wife's death in the process.

Metacritic Score

  • 75

    San Francisco Chronicle Mick LaSalle

    The desire to go back in time to change things -- or just to visit -- is so central to the experience of being alive and stuck in time that Timecop has a built-in power. It's a pow...

  • 50

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    Timecop, a low-rent "Terminator," is the kind of movie that is best not thought about at all, for that way madness lies.

  • 50

    Chicago Tribune Gene Siskel

    Van Damme is compelling only when he takes his clothes off, which he doesn't do often enough here.

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  • The Ultimate Movie Review! -- @tss5078

    7.0
    It's a rare occurrence, but once in a while, a film is made that is way ahead of it's time, too far ahead of it's time, and Timecop is one of those films. Had it been made in the error of CGI, this film would have been so much better. The story is strong, a lot stronger than the performances, and the use of some crazy special effects would have taken it over the top, but those weren't available in 1994. The result is a slightly above average film, with a really cool plot, and not much else. The story follows Max Walker (Jean-Claude Van Damme) whose job is to stop people from using illegal time travel technology, in order to change the past. Changing the past can drastically change the present, and is often abused by criminals trying to get wealth and power. One of those men is . Senator McComb (Ron Silver), who has his eye on the Presidency. Walker must go back in time to stop McComb and expose him, before he can reshape the country in his own image. I love time oriented Science Fiction, as the story can take you on a magical trip all throughout history, like nothing else can. In this film, they didn't travel as much as they should have, and the technology and effects behind time travel were so basic, that it's hard to buy that this could ever work. Jean-Claude Van Damme stars and we all know that I see him as one of these brawn over brains guys, that only get work because of their looks and their fancy movies. Van Damme wasn't bad, but this is a film that had real potential, and simply using an average star, contributes to the overall sentiment of the film. Timecop is a great story, and in my opinion is something that could really work if it is re-made properly. It's not because the film is bad, it's just not a good as it should have been. If you're a Sci-Fi fan, I definitely recommend it, but if it's not your favorite genre, you might want to skip this one.moreless

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    • Production Budget - $27,000,000
      Domestic Gross - $44,853,581 (31st)
      Worldwide Gross - $101,646,581 (26th)

      Domestic Adjusted fro 2013 - $87,561,058
      Worldwide Adjusted for 2013 - $198,429,689

    • Other production companies:
      Universal (distributor)
      JVC Entertainment Networks
      Signature Pictures
      Renaissance Pictures
      Dark Horse Entertainment

    • Filming locations include:
      Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
      Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
      Granville Island, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
      Santa Ana, California
      Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
      Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

    • Taglines:
      1. Turn back the clock, and you're history.
      2. They killed his wife ten years ago. There's still time to save her. Murder is forever... until now.

    • Music:
      Does Anybody Know What Time It Is
      Written by Robert Lamm
      Let's Misbehave
      Written by Cole Porter
      Performed by Irving Aaronson and His Commanders
      Sleazebucket Pull
      Written by John Sidel and John Loggia
      Performed by Fudge Factory Inc.
      Time Won't Let Me
      Written by Chet Kelly and Tom King
      Performed by The Smithereens

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