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Exit Wounds (2001)

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Critic Consensus: It probably goes without saying that Exit Wounds is loaded with plotholes and bad dialogue. Critics also note that Seagal has aged rather badly.

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Returning to his action feature terrain after a short hiatus, Steven Seagal plays Orin Boyd, a maverick Detroit detective with an unconventional way of taking down foes. After a failed intervention in a terrorist kidnapping case that humiliates his superiors, Boyd -- who is hailed as a top-drawer investigator but frowned upon for his tactics -- is forced to do time in a tough downtown precinct. After discovering the covert drug operation performed by several corrupt cops at his new assignment, he decides to break the rules yet again. While the cops are planning a massive heroin deal with big-time gangster Latrell Walker (DMX), Boyd finds that Latrell is not who he once was, and Boyd persuades him to assist in bringing an end to the amoral police influence that helped ruin him. Exit Wounds is the second film from cinematographer-turned-director Andrzej Bartkowiak (Romeo Must Die) and also features Tom Arnold, Isaiah Washington, and Jill Hennessy.

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Cast

Steven Seagal
as Orin Boyd
DMX
as Latrell Walker
Isaiah Washington
as George Clark
Bill Duke
as Hinges
Jill Hennessy
as Commander Mulcahy
Tom Arnold
as Henry Wayne
Bruce McGill
as Daniels
David Vadim
as Montini
Drag-On
as Shaun
Rick Demas
as Jail Guard
Peter Kosaka
as Lab Tech
Christopher Lawford
as Vice President
Noah Danby
as Terrorist Leader
Shakira Harper
as Static Waitress
Tom Seniuk
as Secret Service Agent
Bobby Johnson
as Secret Service Agent
Neville Edwards
as Secret Service Agent
Gregory Vitale
as Car Salesman
John Ralston
as Mulcahy's Date
Naomi Gaskin
as George's Wife
Moses Nyarko
as Swat Guy
Shannon Jobe
as Stripper
Kym Krystalie
as Stripper
Peter Walsh
as Ducati Guy
Gary Johnston
as Anger Management Group Member
Joe Alberico
as Anger Management Group Member
Stone Conway
as Anger Management Group Member
Barrington Bignall
as Anger Management Group Member
Greg Zajac
as Anger Management Group Member
Ed Semenuk
as Anger Management Group Member
David Boyce
as Anger Management Group Member
Jaime Estrada
as Anger Management Group Member
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Critic Reviews for Exit Wounds

All Critics (65) | Top Critics (18)

Seagal -- who turns 50 in a few weeks -- has been inactive for the past few years, and it shows.

Full Review… | March 19, 2002
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

In its low grade way, this blithely brutal cops and drugs thriller is an efficient hot wire entertainment.

Full Review… | March 22, 2001
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

The movie's just an excuse for the entire cast to point guns at each other before engaging in verbal or actual smackery.

March 20, 2001
Toronto Star
Top Critic

There's no story here. The film is all about the grisly, electric mayhem that ensues when these two guys hit the streets.

Full Review… | March 20, 2001
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

For those in search of action-filled escapist entertainment who are willing to jettison expectations of credibility into the nearest popcorn tub, Exit Wounds ... will do to pass time on an inclement day.

Full Review… | March 20, 2001
New York Times
Top Critic

In fairness, the movie is more or less competent for being what it is. Of course, I could say the same of most brick walls -- but I'd hardly recommend that you pay eight bucks to sit in front of one for two hours.

March 20, 2001
Mr. Showbiz
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Exit Wounds

Exit Wounds' action sequences are somewhat impractical and, though entertaining in a way, cannot salvage the film's sloppily-written story, ineffective chemistry or cheesy dialogue. 2/5

Eugene Bernabe
Eugene Bernabe

Super Reviewer

½

Seagal plays he usual style role of a renegade cop with no respect for authority. DMX is a gangster with whom Seagal teams up with to find out who has stolen fifty kilos of heroin from the vaults of a Detroit police vault. The teaming up of a hard cop and a hard gangster in a different take on the buddy cop genre was a nice idea, but it raises too many plot flaws and the duo don't have the comedy timing to make it work well. Exit Wounds does entertain with it's action and thrills, but its ultimately forgettable.

Cassandra Maples
Cassandra Maples

Super Reviewer

Doesn't stand out like it should in the overpopulated world of Seagal films and perhaps only got the audience and attention it got because it had the then-redhot DMX co-starring in it, whom I have a hard time believing could kick Seagal's ass in a fight, much less stand toe-to-toe with him. Has a good cast that would've given this film a higher rating, but I took a half a star off for having the Law & Order-killing Anthony Anderson in it (Just kidding about the star part, but not about Anderson).

Derek Daniels
Derek Daniels

Super Reviewer

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