Beyond the Law - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Beyond the Law Reviews

Page 1 of 8
June 9, 2016
This movie was really good... Sheen & Madsen were truly great... showed how much range Charlie truly had.
½ January 19, 2015
Great Biker movie.....a must see, if you like The Departed you will like this movie
Super Reviewer
January 2, 2015
Great action/thriller movie about drugs and biker gangs. Charlie Sheen playing a police going undercover in a bike gang to stop the drug / violence on the streets. He must self become one of them to act like a true biker which involved in using drugs etc. Very good movie !
½ March 15, 2014
Based on a true story, "Beyond The Law" or "Fixing The Shadow" centers on Daniel "Dan" Saxon (Charlie Sheen), a cop with a troubled childhood. He is enlisted by Conroy Price, an agent in Arizona's State Attorney General's office, to go undercover to bust the illegal drugs and arms trafficking. Saxon is unsuccessful until he meets and befriends Virgil, a mechanic who introduces him to the seedy world of outlaw bikers. Virgil tutors Saxon on bikes and customs of the outlaw motorcycle brotherhood. After many lessons and a major change in appearance Saxon develops an alter ego named Sid and ends up infiltrating the outlaw motorcycle brotherhood The Jackals and earning the trust of Blood (Michael Madsen), the president. At the same time, he begins a relationship with a photojournalist, Renee Jason (Linda Fiorentino), who is aware of his dual life. As Saxon falls deeper into this world of crime, he becomes more unbalanced and the question is just how far 'beyond the law' will Saxon go?

"Beyond the Law" or "Fixing The Shadow" is a 1992 TV film, and well it does look like a tv film from several angles. I saw it when it came out and you have kind of forgotten that back then Charlie Sheen was an actor you would see anything with of some reason. The fact when looking back at his career makes you really realise that he has done some really shitty movies. And this is one of them. The acting is hardly up to scratch, the dramatisation is hardly up to scratch and with a Charlie Sheen in a beard/mullet looking high and out of it doesnīt exactly help the movie to some sort of believable level. Madsen does Madsen, no surprise there. But, the actual gem of the movie is the always stunning and great Linda Fiorentino. Had a crush on her for years, and I still do. To conclude "Beyond the Law" is hardly a must see, rather a donīt see.
March 8, 2014
Definitely better than your average direct-to-video JCVD action flick, but it still seems fairly improbable at times, even if it's based on a true story of an ex-police officer (Charlie Sheen) recruited to go undercover into the biker crime organization. Michael Madsen plays the bike gang leader (one of his many villains during this period of his career) and Linda Fiorentino plays Sheen's love interest as a photographer documenting biker culture. Larry Ferguson, who's been a writer on some pretty smart actions films (xxxxxxxxxxxxxx) wrote and directed this film, and you can definitely tell that he took more care in characterization than similar films of this ilk, but "Beyond the Law" still can't quite escape it's genre trappings. Not bad and actually pretty good if you're simply expecting your average Segal or JCVD level of action flick.
March 3, 2014
Beyond the Law (1993)

Between the two Hot Shots comedies, Charlie Sheen did this serious biker movie. It's based on real characters and supposedly, the real Daniel Saxon was inside this movie somewhere. This was written and directed by Larry Ferguson, who has written many great actioners.

Dan Saxon (Sheen) is a troubled cop. When he gets fired from a small Arizona town sheriffs department. An agent Conroy Price (Courtney B. Vance) recruits him to go undercover to infiltrate a drug and gun running group of outlaw bikers, led by Blood (Michael Madsen). He's befriended by a motorcycle mechanic, Virgil (Leon Rippy) who builds a bike from scratch and gives him the biker persona that he needs to get his foot in the door.

He also meets and falls in love with a pretty photojournalist, Renee Jason (Linda Fiorentino), who is doing a feature on bikers. Dan's past is encroaching on his biker lifestyle to where he's not sure what he is. He even scares Virgil away, and Renee is wondering if she made the right choice falling in love with Dan.
July 7, 2013
Nice movie but also filled with some plot holes.
May 23, 2013
Only enjoyable in you like Charlie sheen.
½ April 21, 2013
A very good true crime story of a cop who goes undercover to infiltrate an outlaw motorcycle gang...Charlie Sheen is very good as the undercover cop and Michael Madsen is excellent as the gang leader.
February 2, 2013
Great movie, My personal Fav from Charlie Sheen. Based on true story of undercover cop who takes down whole outlaw motorcycle group. I recommend if haven't seen
November 26, 2012
don't know should to know about this later
September 23, 2012
i didnt think i would like this one but i was shocked how good it was
½ April 17, 2012
Nothing more than just an action film...and Bad Bad action movie with Sheen Charlie
February 18, 2012
Not sure about this one.
February 10, 2012
this is almost my life played out
½ December 19, 2011
Some laugh value. Sheen definitely should've got a nom for his french accent. At least I think it was french.
June 29, 2011
Charlie Sheen's performance was surprisingly, excellent. Beyond the law, delivers quite a thrilling punch. I enjoyed it.
April 28, 2011
on of Charlie Sheen's best performances ever. Michael Madsen is stellar in the Role of the gang leader involver with drug rackets and weapon trafficking
March 29, 2011
don't know should to know about this later
½ March 27, 2011
Dan Saxon (Charlie Sheen), a small town deputy, is fired from his job and recruited by the Special Investigation Division (SID), to go undercover and infiltrate a ruthless biker gang lead by Blood (Michael Madsen). Saxon carries with him a dark secret from his youth, as well as trying to stay sane amongst the illegal path of the bikers. Based on a true story, Beyond The Law is a gritty road down a grim tunnel of danger for Saxon. Charlie Sheen turns over an exceptional performance, easily being one of his best. The film is severely overlooked in his filmography and needs to be put out there. Michael Madsen never disappoints, reminding me of his stint in Reservoir Dogs here. This is the kind of over-the-top action I love and Beyond The Law delivers it in spades.
Page 1 of 8