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(NA, LLL, VVV, SSS, NNN, A, M) Paganism in science-fiction format; 30 obscenities, 6 profanities & several vulgarities; 25 graphic deaths resulting from gunshots, explosions, bludgeoning, falling from skyscraper, electrocution, incineration, broken neck, & space-time-continuum incongruent interface [sic] (or, time-travel glitch), implied suicide by jumping, & action violence including fistfights, kickfights & broken noses; graphic sexual intercourse (marital) depicted & virtual-reality sexual immorality implied; full female nudity & partial male nudity; alcohol use; and, willful destruction of property.
Jean-Claude Van Damme stars as Max Walker, TIMECOP, in the science fiction action yarn based on the Dark Horse comic series. The year is 2004, time travel has been mastered, and the Time Enforcement Commission, or the TEC, has been established to track down criminals traveling back in time for their own economic gain. Walker, who lost his wife back in 1994 in an ambush at his home, is one of this elite group of agents. His mission is to discover who is behind the sudden rash of “ripples” created when someone causes something to change in the past. Quickly, he discovers a corrupt Senator (and presidential candidate) is behind the villainy.
TIMECOP is a visual effects feast. The special effects crew can expect to get a nod as Academy Award time approaches. Jean-Claude Van Damme makes a credible leap from martial arts action star to plot-driven character, and shows some real acting ability. However, TIMECOP is filled with non-stop violence and gore. Time travel is apparently one of the most deadly of ventures, and almost every conceivable type of death is depicted in this movie (and one that conceived just for this film). There is some explicit sex, and the usual amount of distasteful language. The sci-fi plot is fun for the fan, allowing for the logical problems inherent in any movie of this genre.