Often labeled a "guilty pleasure", there are many things going for TIMECOP. Peter Hyams' painterly aesthetics (inky blacks, symmetrical frames), and a wry Ron Silver playing the prototypical Verhoeven villain (or: Reagan/Trump, if you prefer). Dated 1994, the film's sci-fi has iPhones, bluetooth and smart homes. Not bad. Pulpiness is toasted with gusto—bullets, boobs, bad jokes. It's the best cheap date you'll have!
Jean-Claude Van Damme successfully continued his early career momentum by teaming up with "Outland" director Peter Hyams, who brings with him a glossy visual palette full of inky blacks (which admittedly render some scenes too dark to follow). The result was a box office crowdpleaser, though these days the film is perhaps most interesting for the unintended political relevance of Ron Silver's Trump-esque baddie.
One of the few big-budget Van Damme actioners that actually look pretty good and has a fun time-travel story. Enough humor, action and fights make most action devotees happy. Mia Sara keeps the screen hot during her scenes too. Just don't think to much about the time travel paradoxes.