Cyborg (1989) Movie Review

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Cyborg (1989)

1989 | R | Thriller, Sci-Fi, Action
86 minutes / 1h 26min

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Cyborg Plot Synopsis:

Gibson Rickenbacker is a hired fighter living in a plague-ravaged apocalyptic America where a plague has infested most of the United States and the rest of the world. In New York City, Gibson encounters a woman named Pearl Prophet. Pearl reveals to Gibson that she is a cyborg who is carrying vital-information for a group of scientists in Atlanta who are working on a cure to the plague and Pearl hires Gibson to escort her back to Atlanta. But Pearl is kidnapped by "Pirates" a murderous gang led by Fender Tremolo, who wants the cure for themselves and they decide to take Pearl to Atlanta themselves. Gibson, joined by a young woman named Nady Simmons, goes in pursuit of Fender and his gang, as Gibson sets out to rescue Pearl, stop Fender and his gang from reaching Atlanta and defeat Fender who slaughtered Gibson's family.

Cyborg (1989) Review

Albert Pyun directed Cyborg (1989) was shot on a shockingly low estimated budget of $500,000. Cyborg grossed a ridiculous $10.1 million at the US box office.

Cyborg is about Gibson Rickenbacker (Jean-Claude Van Damme) as a martial artist hunting a killer in the future. This future is a plague-infested nightmare, and Gibson is chasing the leader of a group of crazies.

Cyborg is a film that no doubt drew in action movie fans by casting Van Damme. This film has no fancy sets, sceneries and is very gritty. The action scenes are the highlights of a movie that has a depressingly lousy story. The movie plot is so basic and speaking about the action scenes; there are instances where they were not choreographed well, missing key points.

In full honesty, I too fall victim to the Van Damme era being a child of the 80s. I gave Cyborg a 6 out 10 from my perspective. Many folks will give Cyborg a 5 out of 10.


  • Cyborg Rating Scores
  • Our Score: 6
  • Overall Score: 4.41
  • IMDB: 5.1
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 2.0

About Cyborg 1989

Title: Cyborg
Year: 1989
Runtime: 86 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Thriller, Sci-Fi, Action
Score: 3 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 2.2/5 stars from 26,262 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 26,262
MPAA Rating: R
Cyborg Cast Starring: Jophery C. Brown, Ralf Moeller, Matt McColm, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Alex Daniels, Stefanos Miltsakakis, Kristina Sebastian, Thomas Barley, Dale Frye, Deborah Richter, Jim Creech, Vincent Klyn, Karen Spell, Dayle Haddon, James Irwin, Blaise Loong, Johnny Grady Jr., Haley Peterson, Michael Halford, Terrie Batson, O.D. Wilson, Jackson 'Rock' Pinckney, Bruce Frye, Janice Graser, Tim Gilbert, Robert Pentz, Bill Morrison, Sharon K. Tew, Tommy Evans, Chuck Allen
Cyborg Writers: NA
Cyborg Director: Albert Pyun
Production: Cannon Home Video
Language: English
Country: USA