Maximum Conviction (2012)

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When former black ops operative Tom Steele (Steven Seagal) and his partner Manning (Steve Austin) are assigned to decommission an old prison, they must oversee the arrival of two mysterious female prisoners. Before long, an elite force of mercenaries assault the prison in search of the new arrivals. As the true identities of the women are revealed, Steele realizes he's caught in the middle of something far bigger than he had imagined. Fists will fly and bones will shatter as the situation … More

Rating: R (for violence and language throughout)
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Action & Adventure
Directed By:
Written By: Richard Beattie
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 6, 2012
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Anchor Bay Entertainment

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as Steele

as Manning

as Charlotte

as Samantha

as Bradley
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This movie a real blast from start to finish. It`s pure action movie enjoyment that also packs a full-clip of adrenaline-fueled excitment. The two Steve`s are together at last, they are an army of two and a dream team. Steve Austin and Steven Seagal are great to watch, they have great chemistry and just kick plain ass. This is the most fun i have had watching a Seagal movie in years, probably to the winning combination of his co-star, Austin. A great action movie that you cant help but enjoy. A cool, smart and fun action flick. A vastly entertaining and awesome action-packed thriller. Maximum Conviction delivers maximum fun and excitement. Director, Keoni Waxman crafts a winning combination of its two lead heroes and a solid script with some good suspense, decent character stuff, great humor and some better action scenes.

allan913
Al S

Super Reviewer

I went to theaters with the intention of seeing Pitch Perfect and sat down in my seat. I later hear both exists being locked and realizing I was only one in the hall. Then I hear a voice telling me I have the honored of seeing a movie by one of my favorite actors. You know a movie can't be any good if you are forced to lock the exist in order to get someone to see it.

I lowered my expectation four times during the opening credits. The first being when I saw Steven Seagal name and then when Steve Austin name came up. So we have a action star who can't act or do anything correctly and his costar is an former wrestler who also can't act. Then Steve Austin name came up as the executive producer and then finally Steven Seagal is also a producer. When you have a movie that not only stars Steven Seagal, but also produce you know you reach the bottom of the barrel. Maximum Conviction has no plot. It is just one group trying to get their hands on a prisoner and escape while the other group, consisting out of Steven Seagal, Steve Austin and others are trying to stop them. That's it. There is no sign of originality or anything that the plot might offer as entertainment. Nothing is ever explain. There's no character, there is no tension, no consistent dialogue, and no sign of any story. The main problem of the movie beside the lack of a plot, characters, anything interesting, is mainly our heroes are too powerful. The closest time one of our heroes came to dying was when Steve Austin got beat up by a woman. The good guys overpower the villains and it's not just our main stars it is everyone on the good side. The villains lack any intelligent as they managed not to kill a single major character and armed law enforcement workers. These are the dumbest villains in action movie history. I have not seen a action movie this poorly written since the last Steven Seagal film I saw that Seagal also wrote.

Steven Seagal and Steve Austin both win "Worst On Screen Couple" award from me. These two barely share any scenes and both are terrible actor. Seagal still does not allow anyone to hit him. He has no facial expression of any kind and his action scenes are consistently boring to watch. I could barely hear what Seagal was saying and I had my ears at the speakers whenever he came on screen. Steve Austin is not any better. He lacks the charisma to be a likable action star and his only highlight in this film is getting beaten up by a woman and not landing a single hit on her. The action scenes are among the worst I had to ever watch. The action scenes are too basic, too simple, and too low budget to entertain. Most of the times you'll see a groups of people shooting each other and taking cover repeating the cycle over and over again. The direction is awful and some horrible transition. I actually thought there was something was with the projector because of how terrible these transition look. The movie is inconsistent in the worst possible way as magically have bullet holes that appear and disappear random among other things. The music has the same kind of excitement as Seagal facial expressions. The music repeats over and over again taking away from the film instead of adding to it. It is a cheap action movie in the worst possible way. It is not only the worst action movie release this year, but it is one of the worst action movies ever made. After the credit rolled and the doors were unlocked. I heard a voice telling me "Hope you enjoyed the movie Cinema-Maniac". I'm guessing someone got the wrong impressions and thought I liked Seagal which I don't. Also, Steven Seagal is not one of my favorite actor if anything he's worst action star in my opinion . The only upside to sitting through an awful Seagal film was me choosing a broken CD of Justin Bieber album over twenty films autograph by Seagal. This broken CD is far better deserving of my time then anything Seagal has made in his career.

Maximum Conviction should not been seen in theaters as the people who made it will attempt to lock the exists in order to prevent you from leaving. Don't get it on DVD either as any price is high for this abomination. The worst part being I didn't get a refund and found out the theater was not showing Pitch Perfect. So I was tricked in spending money to see an awful movie, there is really no way to express how angry I was about this. THIS IS THE WORST ACTION MOVIE I EVER HAD TO PAY FOR TO SEE! AVOID AT ALL COST! IT IS THE WORST ACTION MOVIE OF 2012.

Cinema-Maniac
Caesar Mendez

Super Reviewer

Anchor Bay's newest straight to DVD and Blu-ray flick, Maximum Conviction is a good turn off your brain action flick. It's very much in the same vein as most of Steven Seagal's other movies. Add in retired WWF/WWE Superstar-turned-actor Steve Austin and the movie's target audiences get more than their share of butt kicking, bullets flying, bloodshed, F-bombs and every other mandatory action movie standard ever crafted.

The story behind Maximum Conviction is pretty simple. Steele (yes that's really his character's name) and Manning (played respectively by Seagal and Austin) are a pair of former Special Forces soldiers turned private security contractors. Because of their experience and expertise, they've been enrolled to help decommission a "top secret" military prison in Oregon. There's just one problem. It's revealed early on that Steele has shut down vital portions of the prison's security before the prisoners have been removed. It's not quite explained why Steele has done this. But thanks to this move, this is where the action starts. A pair of high priority female inmates are being kept in the prison. Being that much of the prison's security has already been taken down, a group of mercenaries has gotten into the prison and intends to get the inmates. When one of the prison's guards goes on break and leaves his station empty and password access field open, it allows the action to really start.

The mercenaries do have a motivation toward getting at least one of the women. But audiences have to sit through well over half of the story to finally find out exactly why. By the time audiences find out why, the story has a little over half an hour left. That last half hour is spent primarily with Austin and Seagal trying to rescue the young woman from someone who turns out to be working with the mercenaries. What's more, audiences have to wait until the movie's final minutes to actually find out who is really behind everything. The problem is that this should have been revealed far earlier in the story. To the story's defense though, at least it does keep the action moving. There's no lag at any point throughout the movie. For those audiences at whom this movie is targeted, that's a good thing. In general it makes the movie worth at least one watch for any action movie fan.

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