Hard to Kill (1990) - Rotten Tomatoes

Hard to Kill (1990)




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Movie Info

Steven Seagal stars as L.A. detective Mason Storm who is left comatose for seven years after being shot by underlings of a corrupt politician (Bill Sadler). When Storm finally reawakens, he is desperate for revenge.more
Rating: R (adult situations/language, violence)
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By: Steven McKay
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 27, 1998
Warner Home Video


Steven Seagal
as Mason Storm
Kelly LeBrock
as Andy Stewart
William Sadler
as Vernon Trent
Frederick Coffin
as Kevin O'Malley
Bonnie Burroughs
as Felicia Storm
Andrew Bloch
as Capt. Dan Hulland
Branscombe Richmond
as Max Quentero
Charles Boswell
as Jack Axel
Lou Beatty Jr.
as Carl Becker
Nick de Mauro
as Calabrese
Nicky Corello
as James Valero
Stanley Brock
as Counterman
Tony Perez
as Detective #1
Stephen Jones
as E.R. Doctor
Dean Norris
as Det. Sgt. Goodhart
Michael Fosberg
as Team Leader Doctor
Buddy Joe Hooker
as Russ/Security
Jerry Dunphy
as Newscaster
Barbara Townsend
as Henrietta Wade
Andrea Stein
as Housewife
Ernie Lively
as Commander
Gary McLarty
as Shotgun Man
Tom Muzila
as Muzila
Al Goto
as Chinese Clever Man
Carlos Gomez
as Neighbor
Bill Sadler
as Vernon Trent
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News & Interviews for Hard to Kill

Critic Reviews for Hard to Kill

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (5)

Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

Full Review… | June 1, 1990
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
Top Critic

It's a highly amusing motion picture with a distinct '80's action feel, matched perfectly to Seagal's limitations as an actor and his endearing way with limb-snappings.

Full Review… | July 30, 2012

Audience Reviews for Hard to Kill

It was pretty good...at least it wasn't bad

Martin Sahlin

Super Reviewer

Yes I know!!! Steven Seagal ? what the hell am I thinking of? Well as I grew up on cheesy Martial Arts films, this happens to one of them, so when I spotted it on TV, I left it on for a nostalgic watch.

What it does show is the changes that have taken place during the time lapse to recent days in these type of films, in stunts, effects, acting and even physical builds.

What I always remembered about this film was the written quote ?The Anticipation of Death is much worse than Death itself?, but it somehow seemed to feel a little more threatening back then.

Lady D'arbanville

Super Reviewer

My favorite Seagal movie and the first of his that I ever saw, this movie is what made me a Seagal fan in the first place. It's a good blend of action and continuing storyline with a good plot and above-average acting. A good place to start when viewing Seagal films for the first time.

Derek Daniels

Super Reviewer

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