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IMDb Rating 6.2 10 29,597


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Ashley Johnson as Amber
Brian Thompson as John Singer
Jean-Claude Van Damme as Jacques Kristoff
Michel Qissi as Tong Po
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Reviewed by rambofan4life 10 / 10 / 10

When the streets are a jungle, there can only be one king - Lionheart! Van Damme's best martial arts film ever

A powerful beautiful movie who deals with the real street fighting in a modern day of a gladiator fights for the money and the amusement of the rich. Lionheart is one of the best martial arts films from Van Damme, which it is mixed with martial arts, action and drama. It is a beautiful movie, Jean-Claude Van Damme's best acting performance I have seen. His character has a good heart, like he gives money to the poor people. It is my eight personal favorite Jean-Claude Van Damme movie. Another childhood movie I grew up watching it as a kid. Lionheart stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Harrison Page, Deborah Rennard, Lisa Pelikan, Ashley Johnson, Brian Thompson, Voyo Goric, Michel Qissi and Abdel Qissi. It was Written and directed by Sheldon Lettich and co written by Jean-Claude Van Damme. This is a solid decent movie about a real gladiator fights in which are no rules, no judges, no rewards, but real fights real actions only for the money. When a Soldier's brother is killed by a drug dealers in L.A. Van Damme escapes from French Foreign Legion in South Africa illegal. Now in America New York and L.A. Lyon is forced to earn money by fighting in modern gladiator fights for money in order to support his family. Fun facts Jean-Claude Van Damme was always late on the setting for the filming the film. I don't know what was with that. Brian Thompson from Cobra said that but on his next movie The Order, Jean-Claude Van Damme apologize to him. I am a huge Van Damme fan I love the men I love his movies. Jean-Claude Van Damme is a nice guy, he loves dogs like me and he is an animal lover and I love that by actors. He is also a dangerous opponent to work too. I love Van Damme kicking ass like that Scottish opponent on a cars almost kills him. Fighting his next opponent in a pool defeating him but pulls him out of thewater. Van Damme punches Sonny (Jeff Langton) in the balls awesome fighting sequence in the movie ever. Van Damme fights with a guy in a indoor court kicks him so hard with his leg in stomach that his opponent fly's trough glass- spectacular kick-ass scene. I watched this film as a kid I love this film to death and also there is Billy Blanks in cameo scene in the opening sequence in which Van Damme makes a flying spin kick with his leg and kicks Blanks so hard, that he falls on the ground. I love this film to death one of Van Damme's best films from his golden years. The end fight between Lyon and Attila (Abdel Qissi) it is one of the best fight scenes in the film. I love the soundtrack by Bill Wray - No Mercy. Deborah Rennard did a good job playing Cynthia stone cold, ruthless promoter of fights. I love the filming settings how they filmed I love everything about this film. Michel Qissi from Kickboxer co started in this movie With Van Damme as Moustafa one of the Legionars after Van Damme. Harrison Page as Joshua Eldrige as Van Damme's mana German did a good Job protect in Lyon like in Rocky Mickey was protect in Rocky from bad buisnes. Abel Quisi as Attila did incredible Job playing the toughest opponent Van Damme ever fought before. I love Adel Quisi I wish he could do more movies. Lionheart is my favorite Van Damme martial arts film, when the streets are a jungle, there can only be one king and Van Damme is the king of the jungle a real true martial artist. I love -Claude Van Damme I am his biggest fan of all time I love him.

Reviewed by ivo-cobra8 7 / 10 / 10

The best of Van Damme, a cult classic underdog martial arts film ever made!

Lionheart (1990) was a real street fighter movie, It was also one of my favorite best Van Damme childhood movies. Beside Hard Target, Kickboxer, Universal Soldier, Bloodsport, Death Warrant, and Double Impact. This is in my opinion the best Van Damme movie since Bloodsport. I Love this movie to death, the movie, is sorta a spin off of Rocky, but it is completely different from that. This film has a heart, it is an underdog action drama about a men, who goes in to the gladiator fights and uses his martial arts to raise money, for his brother's family. Lionheart is about a legionnaire who escapes from France to come to US after he find's out about his brother who drug dealers torched him, on a fire alive and that he died. To support his family he goes in to a street fights into a illegal full contact sport for money. Definitely Van Damme's best promising action movie. I love this movie, this is the second movie I saw on VHS when I was a child. It is my childhood movie and I enjoy this movie so much to death! "When the streets are a jungle...there can only be one king." Jean-Claude Van Damme stars as a soldier drawn in the world of modern day of gladiators fighting for the amusement of the rich in this fast-moving action thriller. Upon receiving news that his brother in Los Angeles is seriously injured Lyon Gaultier (Van Damme) deserts the French Foreign Legion from a remote outpost in North Africa. Fleeing from two of the Legion's security force who have orders to bring him back at any cost. Lyon relecutantly turns to the illegal, bare-knuckles underground fighting circuit to raise the money he needs to help his brother's family. This riveting action-adventure combines the raw power and charisma of Van Damme with the exciting world of no-holds-barred street fighting. That is the main basic plot about this film. It does involve gladiator underground bare knuckle fights. Lyon the character Van Damme played wasn't only a Lionheart, he was also a good hearted human been. There wasn't any sex scene in this movie, Lyon gave money to a homeless mom and her daughter who where living on the streets. He never wanted to take any advantage of any woman. This is the first time Van Damme played a Legionnaire, 8 years later he started in Legionnaire (1998) in which Peter MacDonald (Rambo III) directed. Legionnaire was another Van Damme movie I grew up as a child. Honestly I like that movie and I love Lionheart to death! Van Damme is the king of the lions for me! The fight against Attila is one of the most epic fight scenes, I've ever seen. That fight to me personally felt a realistic. The punches and blood felt real. Another thing: I had no idea that Ashley Johnson who played Nicole Gaultier, Lyon's nice turned out such a beautiful babe! I didn't know she even played in Mel Gibson's What Women Want. She is the same year born as me, and she is gorgeous, wow. Brian Thompson played again a villain in here, but different type of a villain in this movie. He played Night Slasher in Cobra (1986) my favorite Stallone action flick. The man is very underrated actor, just like Gary Busey he is very underrated of playing the villain characters. Of all Van Damme's tournament movies this is one of the best up there with Bloodsport and Kickboxer. I love Kickboxer. I put Lionheart between Bloodsport and Kickboxer because of the awesome fight scenes, multiple fighter each different from each one another, Attila was a great final fighter. I love Tong Po fight more but this and Sandman fight in Death warrant comes very close. I love the soundtrack at the end fight. A Van Damme classic. This movie get's a 10 by me as a Van Damme classic action martial arts film, I have always enjoyed this movie.

Reviewed by paradux 7 / 10 / 10

Mainly of historical interest

On the positive side, JCVD at his peak did not do very many "street fight" films so if you are a fan, this is as good as it gets. Also on the positive side, the film was immortalized in the A-list TV series SENSE8, so whenever in the far future you watch this, you are watching a piece of history. On the downside, 1. Too long. 2. Terrible script. Characters do and say things that feel out of context and create a disconnect with the viewer. 3. Editing and direction suspect, especially for the 1990s. The film "feels" like a 1970s action flick, erratic and disjointed. Bottom line, if you want to see the best street fight film of all time, the way it SHOULD be done, see HARD TIMES. If you want to see a film about a character who takes to the streets to settle a score, see BLOOD AND BONE.

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