Driven to Kill

  • 18
  • Jeff King (2009)
  • US / Can
  • 94 min
Driven to Kill
Film Review
Reviewed By
2 out of 5

It's a good job that Steven Seagal is a man of few words because in this far-fetched revenge thriller, he's very hard to understand. Combining his customary mumbling with a heavy accent, he plays a Russian gangster-turned novelist who returns to the American underworld to find the thugs that murdered his ex-wife and left his daughter for dead. Realism and logic take a back seat in the events that follow, as Seagal uses fast-cut brutality to get to the predictable truth - accompanied by an eclectic soundtrack, ranging from heavy rock and tribal drumming to folk music. But while there's plenty of action and violence, it all feels fake and rather flat, with ridiculous camerawork and poor editing sucking the tension out of even the extended gunfight/martial arts finale.

Plot Summary

Action thriller starring Steven Seagal as a former Russian gangster who has turned over a new leaf as a crime novelist. But he's forced to confront his violent past when his daughter decides to marry the son of an old enemy.

Cast and crew

Cast

Ruslan Drachev
Steven Seagal
Stephan
Dmitry Chepovetsky
Mikhail
Igor Jijikine
Terry
Robert Wisden
Catherine
Inna Korobkina
Lanie Drachev
Laura Mennell

Crew

Director
Jeff King

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Available on DVD and BluRay
Certificate 18
Distributor:
Optimum Releasing
Categories
Drama