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On Deadly Ground Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 7, 2003
| Original Score: 1/5
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James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
The less said about Joan Chen, the better. To say that her talents are wasted is to understate the matter.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
John Ferguson
Radio Times
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Scott Weinberg
July 25, 2002
| Original Score: 1/5
Chris Barsanti
September 14, 2004
| Original Score: 1/5
Stephen Hunter
Baltimore Sun
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
Clint Morris
May 6, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
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Nigel Floyd
Time Out
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.
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
July 26, 2002
Just what the world needs, environmental lessons from Steven Seagal.
| Original Score: 0/5
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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.''
Full Review | Original Score: F
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
September 5, 2014
What a Renaissance Man, that Steven Seagal. He lumbers, he sermonizes, he directs!
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Dragan Antulov
January 1, 2000
One of the most despised motion pictures, not just among Steven Seagal's works, but also in entire movie history.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
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Leonard Klady
February 25, 2009
This is a vanity production parading as a social statement.
March 24, 2002
In the end, you want a good movie with message about ecology and how to preserve human nature? Forget it; go to a Green peace conference.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views
August 19, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
Mark Palermo
The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
January 27, 2003
| Original Score: 1/5
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John Hartl
Seattle Times
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
September 4, 2003
| Original Score: 1/5
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Richard Harrington
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Martial arts maven Seagal has long been on deadly ground with critics, and this, his directorial debut, is likely to keep him there.
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Certain things must be answered, like Seagal's environmental lip service that is utterly mocked by the movie's need to blow things up and destroy property.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
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