Excessive Force Reviews
(1993) Excessive Force
Straight-to-rental movie written, co-produced and starring Thomas Ian Griffith as Terry McCain as a Dirty Harry type of cop who uses 'excessive force' on some of his most hated captures. During a drug bust mayhem which resulted to many bad guys getting killed, someone steals gangster Sal DiMarco's (Burt Young) money of 3 million dollars. And after he was acquitted, he pursues the people he suspects who may have taken it which was McCain's partner. And even though they killed a cop, he was never charged for McCain seeks retribution.
Because it's labelled as an action film, I have to say that Thomas Ian Griffith fights pretty good but instead of using sound effects which might've made those fight scenes much more believable, we are given people grunting instead as well as uncharismatic camera angles since the camera sort of just stands their. There are more fight scenes than gun ones which are obviously inspired by John Woo's hard core gun movies. As a matter fact despite the good ending the action in general is mediocre at best despite some good performances by James Earl Jones and Lance Henrickson.
2 out of 4 stars
Wooden acting (what was James Earl Jones thinking, being in this? - clearly he needed the money).
Even the production values are appalling - the movie looks like it was made in the 1950s, not 1993.