On Deadly Ground Reviews

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April 23, 2020
This is more than just a vanity project for Seagal. It's also his first real stinker. It would not be his last.
September 5, 2014
What a Renaissance Man, that Steven Seagal. He lumbers, he sermonizes, he directs!
September 5, 2014
Unfortunately Seagal, who also makes his directing debut with this script, is no match for Caine. His on-screen personality is petulant and humorless, his voice so grating you want to reach for a mute button.
September 5, 2014
They may have to write a new book of Ecclesiastes to account for this one: the old "Vanity of Vanities, All is Vanity" just doesn't go far enough.
September 5, 2014
The fuzzy thinking allows for gorgeous outdoor photography and a few too many dead spots, but Seagal the director shows real muscle by staging one of the screen's best-ever exploding helicopters.
September 5, 2014
On Deadly Ground is a pip. Beautifully photographed by Ric Waite and handsomely produced, it surely is the most ambitious and the best Seagal movie to date.
September 5, 2014
Although you could certainly wish that Seagal and his writers... could have found less preachy ways to express themselves, On Deadly Ground is otherwise lively entertainment for action fans.
September 5, 2014
Seagal the director shows that he has picked up the odd trick or two from the action specialists who made his name, but his impassioned green speeches will have viewers reaching for the remote control.
September 7, 2011
''I didn't want to resort to violence. I didn't have a choice,'' [Seagal] says; a greater man might have said, ''Make my day.''
February 25, 2009
This is a vanity production parading as a social statement.
February 25, 2009
As a performer, Seagal is singularly lacking in grace and charisma. As a director, he more than lives up to his ham-fisted acting.
January 26, 2006
In contrast to his short, sharp fighting style, Seagal's presentation of the human conflicts and underlying issues consists of vague, sweeping gestures.
July 14, 2005
May 6, 2005
September 14, 2004
January 1, 2004
A vanity project in the strongest sense of the term, this film has it all: bad acting, bad writing, bad direction, bad action sequences.
September 4, 2003
August 19, 2003
May 20, 2003
You can't preach about preserving the environment and make movies full of sludge.
January 27, 2003
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