82 user 119 critic

Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning (2012)

2:16 | Trailer
John looks to take down Luc Deveraux after a home invasion claims his wife and daughter. The fight pits John against Andrew Scott and an army of genetically enhanced warriors; meanwhile, he must contend with a UniSol in relentless pursuit.



(screenplay), (screenplay) | 5 more credits »



Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

With stolen top-secret technology, terrorists have created a next-generation Universal Soldier - an elite fighter genetically altered into a programmable killing machine. With this "UniSol"... See full summary »

Director: John Hyams
Stars: Dolph Lundgren, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Andrei Arlovski
Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

The "universal soldiers" must fight the whole army. When the military's supercomputer S.E.T.H gets out of control

Director: Mic Rodgers
Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Bill Goldberg, Heidi Schanz
Action | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Private Luc Deveraux and his sadistic sergeant, Andrew Scott, got killed in Vietnam. The army uses their bodies for a secret project - reanimating dead soldiers as deadly obedient cyborgs. However, their memories come back too.

Director: Roland Emmerich
Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dolph Lundgren, Ally Walker
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Two assassins agree to work together as one tries to avenge his wife and the other collect a reward for a job.

Director: Ernie Barbarash
Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Scott Adkins, Ivan Kaye
Dragon Eyes (2012)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

In St. Jude, drug dealers and corrupt cops have destroyed an urban neighborhood. But newcomer, Hong, has the fighting skills and moral vision to save this town from itself.

Director: John Hyams
Stars: Cung Le, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Johnny Holmes
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Deep within a forest on the U.S.-Canadian border, two sworn enemies must work together to escape a ruthless drug cartel hell-bent on retrieving a drug shipment which went missing there.

Director: Peter Hyams
Stars: Tom Everett Scott, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Orlando Jones
6 Bullets (2012)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

An ex-mercenary known for finding missing children is hired by a mixed martial arts fighter whose daughter has been kidnapped.

Director: Ernie Barbarash
Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Joe Flanigan, Anna-Louise Plowman
Wake of Death (2004)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

After his wife is brutally murdered, an ex-cop wages war against the Chinese triads.

Director: Philippe Martinez
Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Simon Yam, Philip Tan
The Shepherd (Video 2008)
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A former New Orleans cop battles drug cartels and ex-Army Special Forces who are smuggling drugs from Mexico into U.S. through a Texas border town.

Director: Isaac Florentine
Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Stephen Lord, Natalie J. Robb
Double Team (1997)
Action | Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Counter-terrorist Jack Quinn misses his target, Stavros, on the eve of his final mission. From there, he is sent to "The Colony", a rebirth for presumed-dead assassins. He breaks free from ... See full summary »

Director: Hark Tsui
Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dennis Rodman, Mickey Rourke
Double Impact (1991)
Action | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Twin brothers are separated when their parents are murdered but 25 years later they re-unite in order to avenge their parents' death.

Director: Sheldon Lettich
Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Geoffrey Lewis, Alonna Shaw
Knock Off (1998)
Action | Comedy | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Action star Jean Claude Van Damme plays a fashion designer who must join forces with a C.I.A. agent to combat terrorism.

Director: Hark Tsui
Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Rob Schneider, Lela Rochon


Cast overview, first billed only:
Dr. Brady
Dr. Su
Agent Gorman
Ron Castellano
Susan Mansur ...
Miles (as Kristopher Van Varenberg)


John awakens from a coma to discover his wife and daughter were slaughtered in a brutal home invasion. Haunted by images of the attack, he vows to kill the man responsible: Luc Deveraux. While John tries to piece his reality back together, things get more complicated when he is pursued by a relentless UniSol named Magnus. Meanwhile, Deveraux and surviving UniSol Andrew Scott are preparing to battle anarchy and build a new order ruled by Unisols without government oversight. They are weeding out the weak and constantly testing their strongest warriors in brutal, life-and-death combat. Luc has emerged operating the Unisol Church of Eventualism, taking in wayward Unisols whom the government has been secretly operating as remote-controlled sleeper agents. His mission is to liberate these Unisols from the implanted memories and the lies the government has inserted in them. As John gets closer to Deveraux and the rogue army of genetically enhanced warriors, he discovers more about himself ... Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Under their own command

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for brutal bloody violence throughout, strong sexual content, graphic nudity, and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:



Official Sites:

| |  »



Release Date:

25 October 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Universal Soldier IV  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


$11,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,181 (USA) (30 November 2012)


$5,247 (USA) (14 December 2012)

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


Jean-Claude Van Damme and Dolph Lundgren have no scenes together. See more »


(at around 1h 21 mins) When John climbs down the shaft in the woods, the back of his shirt changes from a bloody line down the middle, to almost completely soaked through with blood. See more »


Andrew Scott: From this moment on, you are no longer a slave to the government. From this moment on, your mind is your own. From this moment on, you will seek vengeance from your oppressors. Freedom is yours.
See more »


References Apocalypse Now (1979) See more »


Written by Jason Gallagher
Performed by Leroy Justice
[from the album "Revolution's Son"]
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

A much higher class of straight to DVD
26 October 2012 | by (ENGLAND-carlisle) – See all my reviews

OK this is a very odd film. It does not feel right, its hard to explain but on this film Hyams has nailed it (with help) the direction/editing/cinematography/music....its all too good for this type of film. Not long in to the film I was shocked at how good it all looked from a film structure point, its not a Alien or Godfarther standard but its far above straight to DVD movies, its far better than most big screen films. The only thing that reminds you that this is a small screen film is the cast and their acting ability's (Scott does a good job where he can), but then again if you rented this film you would not be expecting any Oscars, but when it comes to the action side they do a very good job, its very upfront and bloody. The film sits around the 7/10 area, most of these films would normally hit a 5/10 but this one picks up points for the effort that has gone in to making something more than a cheap straight to DVD film. I hope that the same guys who put this together get a bigger film with a upgrade in actors, if they can make a film that looks this good with a low budget I would like to see what happens with a few more million thrown in.

47 of 69 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
This was a complete pile of cr*p for me robertlei
Regeneration or Day of Reckoning kayoko1954
Canadian Blu-ray is uncut Offended
Universal Soldiers and Memories danebprd
A couple of observations GuyInNixa
Is that it for Luc Deveraux then? danblukk

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: