Maximum Conviction Reviews
Erik, what was the actual plot of the film? No idea. It was something about rescuing prisoners while attacking other prisoners while someone else tried to kidnap them. I attempted to figure it out at one point but then everyone just started shooting again and I gave up. Maximum Conviction is 1% confusing plot, 4% Seagal and Austin soundbites, and 95% action scenes. Granted there were some cool, albeit ridiculous moments but a lot of it just dragged on. I wouldn't recommend this film to anyone but the most hardcore fans of Stone Cold or Steven.
Finally a decent movie from Seagal! I quite enjoyed this intense, action packed, movie about a prison which has been taken over by an elite force because they want to get a highly valuable chip which has been implanted into one of the inmates. They thought that it was going to be an easy task, but when they come up against Stone Cold Steve Austin and the fast hitting Steven Seagal, there task becomes a steep hill to climb. I really liked the intensity throughout the movie and I liked the chemistry between Austin and Seagal. The military action scenes, seemed quite real along with the acting which wasn't that bad. You can tell that the director didn't have a massive budget to play with but they done a good job with what they had. I must admit, it is the quietest prison that I have ever seen and I don't understand why Seagal didn't call for some help to take down the intruders but thats just me being picky. Anyway, it's full of mindless action with a half decent storyline so I can honestly say that it's worth a watch. Watchable!
I hope they make more movies with Seagal and Austin because they really worked well together. There wasn't that many scenes with them together in this movie but there raw action skills and non-trash talking styles, compliment each other. It still makes me laugh how these characters try there best to get close to Seagal in the action scenes and he ends up taking them down with one severe blow, no matter how much weight he has put on. His acting isn't that great and he isn't the best person to show true emotion but I like his cool style which makes all of the baddies in his movies seem stupid. Although his movies, along with Austins movies, don't make that much money, you'll always no what to expect from there films and this one doesn't disappoint.Â
I recommend this movie to people who are into their action movies about an elite force who try to take over a prison to get a highly valuable chip which has been implanted into an inmate. 5/10
But I'm not sure why Steve Austin continues to act in such crap with an actor that wasn't even has been who's now 400 pounds?