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Fire Down Below Reviews

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Douglas Pratt
DVDLaser

The eco-hero who strikes fear in the heart of every polluting industrialist and sighs of pity in the heart of every fashion designer, Steven Seagal, takes his act to the backwoods of Kentucky

| Original Score: 2/5

June 14, 2007
Chuck O'Leary
FulvueDrive-in.com

A real pleasant surprise with a less brash, more likable Seagal. Manages to show a genuine affection for the kind of rural folks elitist Hollywood usually ridicules.

| Original Score: 7/10

March 5, 2006
Judith Egerton
Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)

Fire Down Below is an action film that's deadly slow and stupid -- like most of the mountain people portrayed in the film.

Full Review Source: Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY) | Original Score: 1/4

June 23, 2004
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

Marg Helgenberger plays Jack's love interest, the kind of tormented backwoodsy recluse Helen Reddy used to sing songs about. The stultifying aw-shucks courtship between the two is like a nightmarish version of 'The Bridges of Madison County'...

Full Review Source: Kalamazoo Gazette

June 23, 2002
Liz Braun
Jam! Movies

Unless you're in the market for boredom, skip this one.

February 6, 2002
Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
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As a movie, it's a piece of drivel.

January 22, 2002
Maitland McDonagh
Film Journal International

You have to give Seagal points for having his heart in more or less the right place, but Fire Down Below is a hugely silly movie.

January 1, 2000
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

The acting is wooden (Seagal gets more zombie-like with each film), the writing is ridiculous and the fight scenes are redundant.

Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City

January 1, 2000
Matt Easterbrook
Matt's Movie Reviews

Not a very good film, but it does offer a few pleasant surprises, and I was not expecting that from a Steven Seagal flick.

| Original Score: 5/10

January 1, 2000
Madeleine Williams
Cinematter

[Seagal's] action scenes are so one-sided that nobody in the film ever lays a finger on him. It gets boring.

Full Review Source: Cinematter | Original Score: 1/4

January 1, 2000
Louis B. Hobson
Jam! Movies

Never really generates much heat but instead delivers recycled lukewarm thrills.

January 1, 2000

E! Online

This is sub-par Seagal, which puts it down below just about everything else.

Full Review Source: E! Online

January 1, 2000
Sean Means
Film.com
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Seagal barely works up a sweat... He certainly doesn't work up any drama.

January 1, 2000
Tom Keogh
Film.com
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One big self-distraction and nothing that vaguely resembles a real film.

January 1, 2000
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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By-the-book stuff, but that's what's expected whenever the name 'Steven Seagal' tops the marquee.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 1.5/4

January 1, 2000
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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There are movies that you know can't be any good, so they'd better be great. Fire Down Below ... achieves that grand level of absurdity.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 2/4

January 1, 2000
Melissa Morrison
Boxoffice Magazine

A by-the-numbers actioner that hits most of its marks.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine

January 1, 2000
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: C

September 7, 2011
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

| Original Score: 1/5

February 7, 2005
Dragan Antulov
rec.arts.movies.reviews

Full Review | Original Score: 3/10

March 11, 2004
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