Out for Justice (1991)
Steven Seagal plays a good if troubled man living in a corrupt world (sound familiar yet?) in this action drama. Gino Felino (Seagal) is a cop who grew up in a tough Brooklyn neighborhood, and while many of his old friends now live on the other side of the law, he retains a fierce loyalty to the community. When his partner, a friend since childhood, is murdered -- in broad daylight, and in clear view of his wife and children -- Gino is assigned to investigate, and he soon learns that the shooter was Richie Madano (William Forsythe), his life-long nemesis and now a low-level wise guy with an addiction to crack. Gino swings into action to bring Richie to justice, though he discovers that he's not the first in line -- the Don who oversees Richie's crew is appalled by this crime, and Gino has to bring Richie in before the Mafia can put a bullet in his head. Out for Justice also features Jerry Orbach, Jo Champa, and Gina Gershon; keep an eye peeled for John Leguizamo and Julianna Margulies in small roles. … More
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Critic Reviews for Out for Justice
Out for Justice harbors an incredibly simple vengeance plot loaded with enough macho sadism to satiate the action genre's bloodthirsty fans.
As a courtesy to his many fans, the ponytailed action hero Steven Seagal not only attacks sleaze but also goes out of his way to examine it.
This is Old Jack City, a place where better actors and directors have taken us frequently in the last year. This particular trip seems unnecessary.
If you're into this kind of thing, it works. If you're looking for a good crime flick, Scorsese it's not.
One of Seagal's few decent bonecrunchers thanks to good direction by the underrated John Flynn (The Outfit, Rolling Thunder, Best Seller).
Seagal's usual shoot-'em-up
Seagal may be a success, but I'm just grateful he only makes one movie a year.
Audience Reviews for Out for Justice
Seagal's accent will give you nightmares, but the violence was a thing of beauty. The bar scene deserves a monument.More
Typical Seagal early-90's movie with veteran actor John Forsythe as the bad guy this time and Gina Gershon and the late Jerry Orbach bringing up the rear in co-starring roles. this one is right up there with his best movies.More
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