Top critical review
on 3 February 2015
After serving 6 years for a crime he didn't commit, Shane Daniels is released from jail with an apology from the State of Arizona.
Within hours of his freedom, he unluckily bears witness to a cop killing by Chinese mafia who have a kidnapped girl and a bag of drug money. Shane agrees to help the girl to get her uncle back to safety.
To do that he gets some help from Russian mafia, who's boss owns him a favour for saving his son from the Chinese cop killing.......
A massive step down for Seagal, after the enjoyable 'The Keeper'. The dubbing is back, the close up poorly edited fight scenes are back (Bourne was so 2007), and the lack of story or narrative has gone.
Seagal gurns his way through set piece after boring set piece, fighting, shooting, fighting some more. So what if his wife left him in the can? why didn't he just finish his fake bottle of jack Daniels and wash his Bandana.
Seagal here isn't really a hero, he starts fights by egging the throwaway thugs on, so we can see him fight like he's playing patty-cake.
The rest of the film is very stereotyped, we have Russians called Vlad and Dimitri, and a gang of Asian Gangsters led by, the colonel.
You'd think that with a name like the colonel, he would explain to his 'soldiers' that if you wear camouflage make-up, not to wear bright clothes.
So really it's a bit of a shambles for everyone concerned, and just when it looked like Seagal could be bothered for his fans again.