Shadow Man

Shadow Man

Michael Keusch (2006)

91min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
An out-of-shape Steven Seagal mumbles his way through yet another woeful action drama. In a cliché-ridden plot, he plays an ex-CIA agent trying to rescue his kidnapped young daughter after he's embroiled in an international conspiracy involving a deadly virus. Not even the hilariously ill-advised presence of Imelda Staunton as an American ambassador can detract from the poorly paced mess that follows, as dreadful acting and clumsy direction compound a risible script. Worse still, the all-important fight sequences lack vitality and thrills, leaving it to the thumping soundtrack to provide atmosphere. It's not Seagal's weakest film, but it certainly comes close.

Summary

A former CIA agent is duped into smuggling a deadly artificially engineered virus into Europe while on holiday with his daughter - who is later kidnapped by terrorists intent on using her as a bargaining chip, prompting to embark on a desperate rescue attempt. Action thriller, starring Steven Seagal, Eva Pope, Imelda Staunton and Alex Ferns.

Cast & Crew

Jack Foster Steven Seagal
Ambassador Cochran Imelda Staunton
Anya Eva Pope
Schmitt Alex Ferns
George Michael Elwyn
Amanda Foster Skye Bennett
Waters Garrick Hagon
Harry Vincent Riotta
Director Michael Keusch
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourGuidance: Violence, swearing, nudity and drug abuse.Available on: DVD
Drama