Mr. Alexander (Steven Seagal) is an ex-government agent who learned "things" in the mountains of Thailand. He is now the crime boss over the city of Albuquerque. Iceman (Ving Rhames) has recently got out of prison and is challenging Alexander, who simply wants to be bought out honorably. In what passes for a Seagal subplot, Roman Hurst (Bren Foster)who works for Alexander, gets double crossed by Iceman and is forced to retire, losing the use of his hands- somewhat, but he can still slow motion kick box. He now lives in a room off a diner owned by Alexander and run by Jimmy Peanuts (Danny Trejo). The waitress (Jenny Gabrielle) becomes a focal point, because that is where the crime boss likes his girlfriend to work.
The plot, like Seagal is straight forward. Trejo supplies us with a surprise, but the plot is not twisty. The tough guy dialog is cliche, using lines like, "You broke the code." Seagal is a bad guy who kills people, but commands with over doses of corny respect speeches. At one point Seagal sits down and describes his gun collection, giving us the advantage points of each piece, topping it off with "Isn't that amazing."
I found this to be a better quality Seagal film, as he is not in every scene and shares with Rhames and Trejo.
4 stars on the Seagal scale. 2 stars for non-fans.
Not bad, improvement over his last 2 years stuff, plot a bit hard to follow in parts, but action not bad. No where near his Nico or Out for Justice etc days, but I have all his stuff, so into the collection it goes.
despite some bad reviews i loved force of execution.why?well its a different seagal film.in this he plays alexander a crime lord who runs his neighbourhood.and comes up against the brilliant ving rhames(iceman) who was made for this role.a war erupts between seagal and rhames caught in the middle is hurst played rather well by the agile bren foster who used to work for seagal but after he killed the wrong person he was retired by seagal and ousted out of the organization.but because of the gang wars he is needed by seagal again and basically seagal and foster have to team up.despite seagals moody presence,half a beard and his usual body and stunt double he was really good as was rhames but for me foster steals the show with his role and some well choreographed fight scenes.the film is very violent and director keoni waxman who seems to form a good relationship with seagal as he has directed him in his last few films does a good job.yes it is for seagal fans but as he is in and out the film from start to finish i would say this film is for all fans of violent thrillers.
This is the fourth collaboration between director Keoni Waxman and Steven Seagal following The Keeper, A Dangerous Man, and Maximum Conviction. He is an accomplished director who handles action and fight scenes well. The character 'Mr alexander' played by Steven Seagal is something of a departure from previous films as he portrays a mob boss fighting control over business affairs against Ving Rhames gangster character 'Ice man'. Although Stevens character is on the bad side of the fence he comes across as a man of honour with old school values of codes and respect, (weary of his chosen life) so he is essentially the anti-hero of the film.
What I Love about Seagal is that although he is in his early 60s he still throws enemies around like ragdolls and he is still the master of hand to hand combat through his use of Aikido. He may not be as fast or as agile as he used to be but he is still able to kick butt against people half his age! The martial artist actor Bren foster also displays some great moves and kicks in this film and uses various combat styles from taekwondo, Filipino Martial Arts , and boxing. There are also some great knife fights in this film too.
I would recommend this film to anyone who likes action films while fans of Seagal will find plenty to enjoy here. It has a good cast (Danny Trejo is in it too) plenty of action and gunplay with a decent ending. Now I'm just hoping he gets around to making Under Siege 3 one day...