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
Bulldog Adrian Galley
Director Don E FauntLeRoy
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Other Information

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