JCVD should entertain both movie and action buffs. Van Damme proves once and for all that he's not just a set of glistening pectorals. However, he's still in no danger of being asked to play Hamlet.
A French-language meta-movie parody par excellence, constitutes the headiest stretch of the beefy star's career since, well, ever.
Van Damme has been known as a martial-arts legend, movie star and pain in the ass. But never an actor -- until now.
Scott TobiasThe A.V. Club
A canny piece of autobiography that looks at the man behind the legend and the legend behind the man.
J. HobermanVillage Voice
What exactly is JCVD? Comedy? Confession? Confusion? No one will ever mistake these backstage shenanigans for "Irma Vep." But as a self-regarding expression of masculine angst, it's a Damme sight more fun than "Synecdoche."
Elizabeth WeitzmanNew York Daily News
Who knew? Turns out, Jean-Claude Van Damme is a funny guy, and a pretty good actor, too. Fans may already be aware of this, but JCVD is likely to introduce a whole new Van Damme to everybody else.