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He's kicked all manner of ass--from alien predator to Terminator 2. So, what does the last action hero do for an encore? How 'bout kicking Satan's nether realm in an apocalyptic thriller? Hell of an idea. Unfortunately, this movie gets stuck in purgatory. Arnie's a New York City ex-cop, the kind of guy who just can't play by the rules, who tries to protect Tunney from the clutches of Byrne's Dark Prince.
You see, she's been chosen to be the mother of Lucifer Jr. Talk about your bad arranged marriage! The action is flat, the effects are not special--and who decided Satan should have the vocal inflections of a Catskills comedian? Roly-poly Steiger is largely wasted in the role of a wised-up priest. He could've done much more--like perform the last rites on this dud.