Replicant (2001) – Jean-Claude Van Damme

7.5/10 – This movie has a very creative story, which makes it intriguing to follow until the plot unravels; then it becomes predictable. Not a bad effort in acting by the lead characters. Generally a classic direct-to-DVD JCVD performance – recommended viewing for Van Damme fans who watch all his movies and haven’t seen this one yet. This movie probably inspired Jet Li’s movie ‘Unleashed’ (2005) which has a lot in common with Replicant – not in how the child-minded killer is created, but in the basic story of a deadly killer kept encaged and trained to kill without being taught basic skills like how to communicate and perform common daily tasks, or how the world works, etc.