Mercenary for Justice

Mercenary for Justice

Don E FauntLeRoy (2006)

92min
18 Certificate
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Our Score
It's a well-established tradition that Steven Seagal never breaks sweat when breaking people's bones. In this asinine action movie, though, he plays an ex-CIA mercenary who's so dispassionate that he could be auditioning for a role in one of George A Romero's zombie films. The overly convoluted plot shifts from a war-torn African island and on to American soil, then to a bank robbery and prison break in Cape Town, as Seagal searches for the elusive CIA villain (Luke Goss) who's betrayed him. Despite the high-tech heist scenes and globetrotting backdrop this is a tatty affair, with the military sequences looking like they were shot on a blank-firing army training exercise. Even Seagal's hand-to-hand fighting features several glaringly obvious pulled punches. It's a sad day when even the fight choreographer has thrown in the towel.

Summary

A soldier for hire vows to look after the wife and son of a dead comrade-in-arms, but the family is kidnapped by a rogue CIA faction. The mercenary is forced to carry out a dangerous mission to break into a notorious South African prison and free the son of an arms dealer. Action thriller, starring Steven Seagal, Jacqueline Lord, Roger Guenveur Smith and Luke Goss.

Cast & Crew

John Seeger Steven Seagal
Maxine Barnol Jacqueline Lord
Anthony Chapel Roger Guenveur Smith
John Dresham Luke Goss
Samuel Kay Michael Kenneth Williams
Bulldog Adrian Galley
Kruger Langley Jack Kirkwood
Dekerk Vivian Bieldt
Director Don E FauntLeRoy
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourGuidance: Swearing, edited for violence.Available on: DVD and Blu-ray
Drama