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 Enemies Closer 

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 Enemies Closer 
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Enemies Closer is an American/Canadian action thriller film directed and photographed by Peter Hyams, and starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, Tom Everett Scott and Orlando Jones. It is Hyams' third directorial collaboration with Van Damme, following 1994's Timecop and 1995's Sudden Death.


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Enemies Closer

Van Damme is at least watchable, but the whole feel of this movie is low budget. Some of the violence (gore) is commendable for such a crap story and film. Once again, Kristopher Van Varenberg can only get work due to his father's influence, and he again is absolutely terrible. Perhaps the Van Damme household should give up on trying to make him a star, or even an actor, because he's not got any desire or talent and is truly awful to watch. The same goes for their daughter, Bianca, but perhaps she could have a failing career in porn instead of sponging off her dad.

Enemies Closer needs a named protagonist, not some moronic TV actor (Tom Everett Scott) who we're told has "military training", and this somehow means he can do EVERYTHING including making traps in the forest and diving (things which I'm pretty sure soldiers in Afghanistan are not trained to do). It's the generalisations like this that make films shit nowadays, and this is no exception.

This pales in comparison to Hyams' other Van Damme projects, Sudden Death and Timecop, and even pales compared to Hyams' son's Van Damme films, Universal Soldier: Regeneration and Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning. It is such a shame when a once popular director (he's the man behind those two previous Van Damme classics, plus Beyond a Reasonable Doubt, Outland and End of Days) is relegated to such mediocrity and can only pull in a star as big as Jean Claude Van Damme.

Maybe I'm being generous, but..

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I thought it was pretty much crap.


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