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Black Dawn Reviews

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February 21, 2016
This is very standard Steven Seagal stuff, so fans may enjoy it, however it's very low-budget and it shows.
½ September 14, 2015
Short summary of the last 20 Steven Seagal movies:
1. He's ex-CIA/Navy-Seal (flash-backs at start of movie)
2. GF killed by bad guys (lots of flash-backs)
3. The government needs his extra 100 pounds to knock out the bad guys
4. Logic of the story reinforced by lots of close combat, despite ample heavy weapons floating around.
5. Look out for a few katanas, meditation & Buddhist stuff.
6. Bad guy always killed in the last 5 minutes in hand-to-hand combat.
June 10, 2014
Black Dawn ressemble beaucoup plus à un épisode lambda de NCIS qu'au premier épisode des aventures de Jonathan Cold (The Foreigner), ce qui est une réelle progression dans la filmographie malade de Steven Seagal depuis son passage dans le monde obscur des DTV. Plutôt compétent dans sa mise en scène et surtout dans ses scènes d'action, avec un scénario pas plus bête que divertissant et des acteurs corrects (mention spéciale à Timothy Carhart & Tamara Davies), Black Dawn est un des rares bons films avec Seagal depuis 2002. Fortement dispensable, certes, mais pas forcément regrettable.
February 20, 2014
wow ummmmn just seen this movie 4 the 1st time n think that this is an ok movie 2 watch......its got a good cast of actors/actressess throughout this movie......i think that steven seagal, tamara davies, timothy carhart, angela gots, david st james, play good roles/parts thorughout this movie.......i think that the director of this action/adventure movie had done a good job of directing this movie because you never know what 2 expect throughout this movie.....its got good fight scenes thorughout this movie.......i think that the car chases were good throughout this movie.....sure this is nothing special 2 watch but its an ok movie 2 watch.......its got a good soundtrack throughout this movie.....i think that steven seagal was good thorughout this movie.......i think that the fight scenes thorughout this movie were pretty good throughout this movie.....its got good special effects thorughout this movie......i think that the fight scenes thorughout this movie were pretty good thorughout this movie......i think that this is an alright movie 2 watch it is nothing special 2 watch but its an ok movie there is nothing special about this movie its an action movie 2 watch but there is nothing special about this movie......i think that the fight scenes thorughout this movie were really good thorughout this movie.....its got a good soundtrack throughout this movie.....i think that this is an alright movie 2 watch its got a good cast throughout this movie its an alright movie 2 watch with a good cast throughout this movie......
February 20, 2014
Despite Seagal's Absence From The Action Scenes (Due To Seagal Walking Out After 18 Days Of A 30 Day Shoot, After A Disagreement With Director Alexander Gruszynski), This Film Comes Out At A Decent Quality. This Meaning That The Action Scenes Were Seagal Was To Be Originally Involved, Were Now In The Hands Of His Partner (Tamara Davies), With A Small Part Being Acted Out By A Stuntman Due To Seagal's Absence.
This Film Features A Mediocre Plot, With A Somewhat Decent Script, That's Slightly Bad, And Enough Action And OK Performances That This Fits In Nicely With Most Of Seagal's Films. A Nice Sequel To The Foreigner, That Even Though Without Seagal In The Action Driven Scenes Works As An Average Straight-To-DVD Film.
½ October 21, 2013
This film had problems when Steven walked out of the shoot after 18 days and thus all fight scenes required a double and stunt personnel. The film is well photographed but the acting fails to come up to any real standard as such this is ranked as a TV movie fill in. The plot is engaging and may keep you to the end. Music is cheap and cheerful. Nibbles: Roasted Red Cabbage.
September 6, 2013
there are worse Seagal Movies - but after a somewhat surprising promising start the bad fx, stunts and dialogue become all too commonplace - at least there is no lip syncing and Segal is at least coherent
½ April 3, 2013
Worthless in every aspect of a movie; not even a "C" rate movie. Some flows in the script make it worst viz, the last sequence of taking the nuck in the chopper to the ocean, there is a augment one should actually leave the chopper when the time to detonation is less than 4 minutes. Even the chopper is not started !
Will Seagel ever stop doing these flops ?
½ February 27, 2013

Just about done with Seagal vehicles.
December 7, 2012
Havent seen yet. Looks like it could be watchable.
½ December 6, 2012
Not worth your time.
October 19, 2012
steven seagal rules!
½ September 24, 2012
perfectly Steven Seagal
September 6, 2012
Steven Seagal isn't the only action movie star to continue making movies long after his prime. The difference is that the rest of them are still pretty charismatic in the twilight of their career. and Seagal has never been that. His early movies were fun because of his fighting skill, and now that that has passed him by, there's not much left.

"Black Dawn" is one of the worst of his newer efforts, a ridiculous and boring thriller with grandiose ambitions on a miniscule budget. Seagal does better with smaller scale projects, and this lofty premise bout terrorists trying to blow up Los Angeles, is just too much for him to pull off. There are too many characters, so much so that their motivations and goals begin to get cloudy and confused. There's a lot going on and none of it is worth following.

Seagal continues to embarrass himself by the obvious use of a stunt double who looks nothing like him in most scenes. The one brief fight scene he has looks like it was filmed while he was in the other room eating a bagel. The horrible CGI used in the finale is appallingly bad when the nuclear device is detonated over the ocean, but the strange thing is that computer effects are used in key scenes to presumably keep the budget down and the aging star safe. Look at the scene on the back of a truck or the helicopter at the end, and it's all phony.

"Black Dawn" is budget filmmaking at its worse, an attempt to create a product because there might be demand for it overseas. It's slow-moving, cheap-looking and will entertain absolutely no one. If you've stuck with Seagal for this long, you deserve better.
May 14, 2012
½ April 3, 2012
Pretty lame Steven Seagal film, even by direct-to-video standards. The story involves him fighting Chechen terrorists or something. This is also a ponytail free Seagal film.
February 20, 2012
what can i say seagal is history.
May 9, 2011
Monday, May 9, 2011

(2005) Black Dawn

Super low budget rental film has Akido maestro Steven Seaga as an ex-CIA agent Jonathan Coles going undercover to infiltrate a terrorist bombing, but along the path are some double crosings and dealings!

Labelled as an action picure but is very uninspiring either because the music score is very bad or that the action sequences were never very good to look at! And they're some action films that are rated very negitively among movie critcs which I like very much, such as "Exit Wounds" and Half Past Dead" to name a few because they consist some stuff I had never saw before in a film or because the budget reflects it's action payoff! This one is a straight up dud!

2 out of 4
½ March 27, 2011
Stupid low-budget action shit, just like every other new Seagal movie.
½ February 20, 2011
Rare when a sequel is better then the first, rarer when a Seagal sequel is better than the first, and even rarer when the sequel is better than the first, but it still is a crappy movie. There's some cool action and some decent car chases which I enjoyed, which in fact is the only reason it is better than the first.
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