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Fire Down Below Reviews

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Douglas Pratt
June 14, 2007
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
Chuck O'Leary
March 5, 2006
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.
Read More | Original Score: 7/10
Judith Egerton
Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)
June 23, 2004
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 | Original Score: 1/4
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
June 23, 2002
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'...
Liz Braun
Jam! Movies
February 6, 2002
Unless you're in the market for boredom, skip this one.
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
January 22, 2002
As a movie, it's a piece of drivel.
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James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
By-the-book stuff, but that's what's expected whenever the name 'Steven Seagal' tops the marquee.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Tom Keogh
January 1, 2000
One big self-distraction and nothing that vaguely resembles a real film.
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Sean P. Means
January 1, 2000
Seagal barely works up a sweat... He certainly doesn't work up any drama.
Melissa Morrison
Boxoffice Magazine
January 1, 2000
A by-the-numbers actioner that hits most of its marks.

E! Online
January 1, 2000
This is sub-par Seagal, which puts it down below just about everything else.
Louis B. Hobson
Jam! Movies
January 1, 2000
Never really generates much heat but instead delivers recycled lukewarm thrills.
Madeleine Williams
January 1, 2000
[Seagal's] action scenes are so one-sided that nobody in the film ever lays a finger on him. It gets boring.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Matt Easterbrook
Matt's Movie Reviews
January 1, 2000
Not a very good film, but it does offer a few pleasant surprises, and I was not expecting that from a Steven Seagal flick.
Read More | Original Score: 5/10
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
The acting is wooden (Seagal gets more zombie-like with each film), the writing is ridiculous and the fight scenes are redundant.
Maitland McDonagh
Film Journal International
January 1, 2000
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.
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
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 | Original Score: 2/4
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: C
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
February 7, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
Dragan Antulov
March 11, 2004
Full Review| Original Score: 3/10
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