Ah, the mighty Steven Seagal. While other action stars have long since crossed genres and attempted to strike continuing mainstream gold, Seagal ploughs on, with his latest effort being Street Wars
. This sees him heading up a team of undercover cops, who specialise in bringing down big criminals. Naturally, they don’t play by conventional rules, and naturally, Seagal looks suitably moody through the whole endeavour.
But Street Wars isn’t finished there. For it also throws into the pot the job of finding out who is behind a mysterious drug, the task of protecting a film maker, and the small matter of a ticking clock. It’s a jamboree of action movie clichés, with Seagal taking centre stage.
Bluntly, you know what you’re going to get here. It’s the latest in a line of Seagal straight to DVD movies, although this one has been pulled together from the True Justice TV show. That’s not to say it’s without merit, as it’s still easy-on- the-brain action fare. But it’s very much a television production you’re getting. Anyone who’s enjoyed Seagal’s recent run of films, though, is unlikely to be disappointed. --Jon Foster
An episode from the first season of the action thriller series starring Steven Seagal. When Officer Elijah Kane (Seagal) and his team of undercover cops discover a lethal new strain of ecstasy tablet flooding the nightclubs of Seattle, they set out to purge it from the streets. But criminals and drug lords prove to be the least of Kane's problems as he battles with the over-inflated ego of a documentary filmmaker and struggles to train up a new rookie.