Pistol Whipped

Pistol Whipped

Roel Reine (2008)

95min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Steven Seagal releases movies like a B-52 drops its payload. This entry in his nonstop carpet-bombing campaign (twelve movies in four years) sees him playing a washed-up, alcoholic ex-cop with gambling debts and a young daughter in need of a better father. Instead of joining AA meetings, though, his 12-step programme involves being dispatched by Lance Henriksen's shadowy government operative to wipe out various bad guys. Half-baked character development scenes see Seagal staring into glasses of whisky and furrowing his brow, while the action proves just as leaden. Kept largely immobile by his paunch, Seagal takes out bad guys with nothing more than his arms and a scowl - even killing a table of diners from a seated position using the silverware. The final shoot-out is set in a graveyard, which is fitting since Seagal appears to be writing the epitaph to his career.

Summary

An alcoholic former cop is offered a tempting deal by a mysterious old man - if he assassinates a powerful gangster, all his gambling debts will be paid. But as he prepares to carry out his deadly mission, he begins to suspect his employer is hiding something from him. Action thriller, starring Steven Seagal, Lance Henriksen, Bernie McInerney and Paul Calderon.

Cast & Crew

Matt Steven Seagal
The Old Man Lance Henriksen
Father Joe Bernie McInerney
Blue Paul Calderon
Becky Lydia Jordan
Steve Mark Elliot Wilson
Bruno Arthur J Nascarella
Johnny Toru Ohno
Director Roel Reine
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourGuidance: Violence, drug abuse and nudity, edited for some of its language. Available on: DVD
Drama