Exit Wounds Reviews

  • Nov 16, 2020

    Steven Seagal plays a Detroit cop whose lone wolf heroics have him busted down to a rough precinct where he starts to uncover a possible police corruption within his new digs. This was one of the last pretty good Seagal movies before they all went straight to video. Good action and just a pretty fun flick. Good cast including DMX, Anthony Anderson and Tom Arnold.

    Steven Seagal plays a Detroit cop whose lone wolf heroics have him busted down to a rough precinct where he starts to uncover a possible police corruption within his new digs. This was one of the last pretty good Seagal movies before they all went straight to video. Good action and just a pretty fun flick. Good cast including DMX, Anthony Anderson and Tom Arnold.

  • Jul 27, 2020

    Detroit Police Department's detective Orin Boyd (Steven Seagal) is a cop in Detroit's 21st precinct, who saves the Vice President of the United States (Christopher Lawford) from a right-wing Michigan militant group trying to kill him. As Boyd saved the Vice President's life via disobeying orders and killing all the militants, captain Frank Daniels (Bruce McGill) transfers Boyd to the 15th precinct — Detroit's worst precinct. Boyd's new captain, former internal affairs officer Annette Mulcahy (Jill Hennessy), knows of his reputation, and she tells him that she will not tolerate it. Annette sends Boyd to an anger management class where he meets Henry Wayne (Tom Arnold), the high-strung host of a local talk show called Detroit AM. Boyd comes across local drug dealer Latrell Walker (Earl "DMX" Simmons) and his fast-talking sidekick T.K. Johnson (Anthony Anderson) doing a shady deal with a man named Matt Montini (David Vadim). After a brief fight, Boyd discovers that Montini has been working undercover trying to nail Walker and Boyd ruined the sting, and that does not sit well with Montini's musclebound partner Useldinger (Matthew G. Taylor). Sergeant Lewis Strutt (Michael Jai White) steps in to cool things down when Boyd gets in a fight with Useldinger. After Boyd stumbles upon the theft of $5,000,000 worth of heroin from evidence storage, Boyd and new partner George Clark (Isaiah Washington) begin focusing their efforts on Walker and T.K. Intrigued by what little they have on Walker, they investigate why he has been visiting Shaun Rollins (Mel Jason "Drag-On" Smalls). Henry discovers is that Walker is not a drug dealer. Walker is a computer expert and billionaire whose real name is Leon Rollins — he is Shaun Rollins' brother. Boyd confronts Leon, who explains that a group of corrupt cops needed a fall guy for a deal gone bad and pinned it on Shaun. It is further revealed that Strutt is the leader of the group, which also includes Montini and Useldinger. Leon and his friend Trish (Eva Mendes) have been videotaping the activities of Strutt's gang, hoping that it might help prove Shaun's innocence and get him out of jail... Rotten Tomatoes critical consensus states: "It probably goes without saying that Exit Wounds is loaded with plotholes and bad dialogue." Lawrence Van Gelder of the New York Times gave the film 3 out of 5 and wrote: "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." Entertainment Weekly's Owen Gleiberman wrote: "In its low grade way, this blithely brutal cops and drugs thriller is an efficient hot wire entertainment." Gleiberman singled out Jill Hennessy for praise saying she "takes the minor character of Seagal's precinct commander and invests her with an intelligence and a flirty warm panache that sparkles on screen." Todd McCarthy of Variety magazine gave the film a negative review, particularly Seagal's performance saying he "makes one wonder how he ever managed to be regarded as anything resembling a movie star." McCarthy complained that the action scenes were "routine and unimaginative" lacking the flair director Bartkowiak had shown in Romeo Must Die. McCarthy was also critical of unconvincing use of easily recognizable Toronto locations as a stand in for Detroit. Jonathan Foreman of the New York Post suggests that Barkowiak was trying to make a John Woo movie but simply did not have the skills. Foreman called the screenplay "embarrassingly clunky and inane". He concludes "It's hard to know which is more offensive, "Exit Wounds'" ineptitude or its disgusting, cynical brutality. But the people responsible for it are crass and shameless." "Exit Wounds" is one of Steven Seagal´s better films to my mind. The story is totally ok with some twists and I do like that the story jokes with Seagal´s macho persona. Great angle. Seagal is ok as Orin Boyd, we get some nice action sequences, a bit of humour and you can see that there´s been money put into this production via producer Joel Silver. Trivia: Steven Seagal's last film to have a wide theatrical release. "Exit Wounds" debuted at number one at the box office, grossing $19 million at North American theaters from Friday through Sunday. It was considered a surprise hit movie, as it grossed over $50 million in America and almost $30 million throughout the rest of the world. It was hailed as Seagal's big "comeback".

    Detroit Police Department's detective Orin Boyd (Steven Seagal) is a cop in Detroit's 21st precinct, who saves the Vice President of the United States (Christopher Lawford) from a right-wing Michigan militant group trying to kill him. As Boyd saved the Vice President's life via disobeying orders and killing all the militants, captain Frank Daniels (Bruce McGill) transfers Boyd to the 15th precinct — Detroit's worst precinct. Boyd's new captain, former internal affairs officer Annette Mulcahy (Jill Hennessy), knows of his reputation, and she tells him that she will not tolerate it. Annette sends Boyd to an anger management class where he meets Henry Wayne (Tom Arnold), the high-strung host of a local talk show called Detroit AM. Boyd comes across local drug dealer Latrell Walker (Earl "DMX" Simmons) and his fast-talking sidekick T.K. Johnson (Anthony Anderson) doing a shady deal with a man named Matt Montini (David Vadim). After a brief fight, Boyd discovers that Montini has been working undercover trying to nail Walker and Boyd ruined the sting, and that does not sit well with Montini's musclebound partner Useldinger (Matthew G. Taylor). Sergeant Lewis Strutt (Michael Jai White) steps in to cool things down when Boyd gets in a fight with Useldinger. After Boyd stumbles upon the theft of $5,000,000 worth of heroin from evidence storage, Boyd and new partner George Clark (Isaiah Washington) begin focusing their efforts on Walker and T.K. Intrigued by what little they have on Walker, they investigate why he has been visiting Shaun Rollins (Mel Jason "Drag-On" Smalls). Henry discovers is that Walker is not a drug dealer. Walker is a computer expert and billionaire whose real name is Leon Rollins — he is Shaun Rollins' brother. Boyd confronts Leon, who explains that a group of corrupt cops needed a fall guy for a deal gone bad and pinned it on Shaun. It is further revealed that Strutt is the leader of the group, which also includes Montini and Useldinger. Leon and his friend Trish (Eva Mendes) have been videotaping the activities of Strutt's gang, hoping that it might help prove Shaun's innocence and get him out of jail... Rotten Tomatoes critical consensus states: "It probably goes without saying that Exit Wounds is loaded with plotholes and bad dialogue." Lawrence Van Gelder of the New York Times gave the film 3 out of 5 and wrote: "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." Entertainment Weekly's Owen Gleiberman wrote: "In its low grade way, this blithely brutal cops and drugs thriller is an efficient hot wire entertainment." Gleiberman singled out Jill Hennessy for praise saying she "takes the minor character of Seagal's precinct commander and invests her with an intelligence and a flirty warm panache that sparkles on screen." Todd McCarthy of Variety magazine gave the film a negative review, particularly Seagal's performance saying he "makes one wonder how he ever managed to be regarded as anything resembling a movie star." McCarthy complained that the action scenes were "routine and unimaginative" lacking the flair director Bartkowiak had shown in Romeo Must Die. McCarthy was also critical of unconvincing use of easily recognizable Toronto locations as a stand in for Detroit. Jonathan Foreman of the New York Post suggests that Barkowiak was trying to make a John Woo movie but simply did not have the skills. Foreman called the screenplay "embarrassingly clunky and inane". He concludes "It's hard to know which is more offensive, "Exit Wounds'" ineptitude or its disgusting, cynical brutality. But the people responsible for it are crass and shameless." "Exit Wounds" is one of Steven Seagal´s better films to my mind. The story is totally ok with some twists and I do like that the story jokes with Seagal´s macho persona. Great angle. Seagal is ok as Orin Boyd, we get some nice action sequences, a bit of humour and you can see that there´s been money put into this production via producer Joel Silver. Trivia: Steven Seagal's last film to have a wide theatrical release. "Exit Wounds" debuted at number one at the box office, grossing $19 million at North American theaters from Friday through Sunday. It was considered a surprise hit movie, as it grossed over $50 million in America and almost $30 million throughout the rest of the world. It was hailed as Seagal's big "comeback".

  • Apr 26, 2019

    Only thing likable about this was Eva Mendes

    Only thing likable about this was Eva Mendes

  • Jan 02, 2018

    Like most people i had stopped watching Steven Seagal films as they got progressively worse this was the end of the road for me . Seagal looks out of shape and this is an action film in name only. Drivel

    Like most people i had stopped watching Steven Seagal films as they got progressively worse this was the end of the road for me . Seagal looks out of shape and this is an action film in name only. Drivel

  • Jun 02, 2016

    Not as good as the sum of its parts.

    Not as good as the sum of its parts.

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    Eugene B Super Reviewer
    Jul 04, 2015

    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

    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

  • Jun 25, 2015

    It starts of okay but quickly becomes a parody of itself. This film is like the beginning of the end of his good movies, its like the half way point a nod to his previous films of action to the way he will be going, boring, silly and forgettable.

    It starts of okay but quickly becomes a parody of itself. This film is like the beginning of the end of his good movies, its like the half way point a nod to his previous films of action to the way he will be going, boring, silly and forgettable.

  • Jun 04, 2015

    Another bloated ego trip by the bloated ego himself,Seagal.

    Another bloated ego trip by the bloated ego himself,Seagal.

  • Aug 12, 2014

    fine for later seagal

    fine for later seagal

  • Jul 21, 2014

    The beginning of the end of Steven Seagal's career.

    The beginning of the end of Steven Seagal's career.