Excessive Force Reviews

  • Nov 06, 2015

    Cliched maverick cop thriller. It's not great, but is a great example of a lower-budget film from this genre from the early 90's era, including the constantly dramatic soundtrack that would only be used for parody nowadays.

    Cliched maverick cop thriller. It's not great, but is a great example of a lower-budget film from this genre from the early 90's era, including the constantly dramatic soundtrack that would only be used for parody nowadays.

  • Aug 08, 2013

    Thursday, August 8, 2013 (1993) Excessive Force ACTION 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

    Thursday, August 8, 2013 (1993) Excessive Force ACTION 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

  • Oct 27, 2012

    Pretty good film about a cop battling a mobster and police corruption. James Earl Jones shows up for a cup of coffee to add credibility to the cast.

    Pretty good film about a cop battling a mobster and police corruption. James Earl Jones shows up for a cup of coffee to add credibility to the cast.

  • Jan 07, 2012

    Starring, written, and produced by Terry Silver.

    Starring, written, and produced by Terry Silver.

  • Apr 26, 2011

    Very very bad. Unoriginal, predictable plot, what little there is. Lame, paint-by-number direction. 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.

    Very very bad. Unoriginal, predictable plot, what little there is. Lame, paint-by-number direction. 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.

  • Sep 19, 2009

    Good cop movie, good martial arts.

    Good cop movie, good martial arts.

  • Aug 08, 2009

    A cop with a short fuse lets personal vendetta get in the way of good old-fashioned police work (described by the judge as excessive force). Griffin is adequate but not the next action superstar as hyped. Helped out by supporting presence of Lance Henrikson and James Earl Jones.

    A cop with a short fuse lets personal vendetta get in the way of good old-fashioned police work (described by the judge as excessive force). Griffin is adequate but not the next action superstar as hyped. Helped out by supporting presence of Lance Henrikson and James Earl Jones.

  • Jun 05, 2009

    There isn't really anything in this movie that makes you say wow. It's still a pretty solid action movie. It meets that action movie prerequisite of breaking tables whenever tables are present. Seriously, all you need to know is that a cop uses martial arts and guns to take down bad guys. If that doesn't sound like a good action movie to you then this is probably not going to be your cup of tea.

    There isn't really anything in this movie that makes you say wow. It's still a pretty solid action movie. It meets that action movie prerequisite of breaking tables whenever tables are present. Seriously, all you need to know is that a cop uses martial arts and guns to take down bad guys. If that doesn't sound like a good action movie to you then this is probably not going to be your cup of tea.

  • May 29, 2009

    Typical action movie about ruthless cop (Thomas Ian Griffith) who goes after mobsters and corrupt cops. Action scenes were nice, but the story was too predictable. Lance Henriksen was excellent as usual as the main bad guy. James Earl Jones gave some class to this film as the bartender friend and Charlotte Lewis was completely wasted as the girlfriend.

    Typical action movie about ruthless cop (Thomas Ian Griffith) who goes after mobsters and corrupt cops. Action scenes were nice, but the story was too predictable. Lance Henriksen was excellent as usual as the main bad guy. James Earl Jones gave some class to this film as the bartender friend and Charlotte Lewis was completely wasted as the girlfriend.

  • May 26, 2009

    Pretty good film about a cop battling a mobster and police corruption. James Earl Jones shows up for a cup of coffee to add credibility to the cast.

    Pretty good film about a cop battling a mobster and police corruption. James Earl Jones shows up for a cup of coffee to add credibility to the cast.