The acting is where this movie shines, and with so many great actors in the film, how couldn't it? Jean-Claude Van Damme was entertaining in the film and unlike with "Street Fighter" actually showed some emotion as well as the outstanding action he is known for. Roger Moore as Lord Dobbs was good, as was Jack McGee who played his sidekick Harry Smythe. James Remar as the boxing champ Maxie Devine was a highlight of the film for me as I felt he did a great job with the character and came across as a believable professional fighter and sportsman.
The action was as entertaining as you would expect and it seems like as director, Van Damme wanted authentic looking fights for this film. It never goes to the point where anything looks unrealistic, and I feel that makes for a better action film. If anything my one complaint about the action is with the use of slow motion and showing the same moves from different angles a second or third time, it gets repetitive after awhile.
Verdict: May not be entertaining for everyone, but enjoyable for fans of the genre/ JCVD.