On Deadly Ground Reviews

  • May 03, 2019

    No wonder it's directed by Seagal. It's just downright bad. Every damn time you see a movie directed by him, where he, VERY coincidentally plays the main "badass", you always get slow-mo shots of him lazily breaking hands and kneecaps. He does it SO F*CKING LAZILY it drives up the damn wall for goodness sake. If you skip out on this movie, you're doing yourself a favor.

    No wonder it's directed by Seagal. It's just downright bad. Every damn time you see a movie directed by him, where he, VERY coincidentally plays the main "badass", you always get slow-mo shots of him lazily breaking hands and kneecaps. He does it SO F*CKING LAZILY it drives up the damn wall for goodness sake. If you skip out on this movie, you're doing yourself a favor.

  • Mar 15, 2019

    Another good movie by Steven Seagal

    Another good movie by Steven Seagal

  • Dec 08, 2018

    Seagal films are good guilty pleasure as usual

    Seagal films are good guilty pleasure as usual

  • Nov 18, 2018

    One of Seagal's best which is not saying much. Michael Caine adds enjoyment but this is still just dumb action.

    One of Seagal's best which is not saying much. Michael Caine adds enjoyment but this is still just dumb action.

  • Nov 03, 2018

    The only folks on deadly ground would be anyone who invested in this movie. I probably won't bother to review any more Segal movies because they are all basically the same movie - taciturn badass is wronged and blows stuff up and ninja-ing several people to death first. This is the only Segal movie I managed to get to the end of, so that would make it... the best Segal film? Which is a low bar. Oh wait... I DID like the battleship one, and the 'Executive Decision' where he dies right away. I would have made it through the movie and dropped it down the memory hole, but for the OUTLANDISH ending where he blows up an oil rig, Exxon-Valdezing much of Alaska, and then gives a speech about the environment. Did ANYONE view this thing before releasing?? So if you are a masochist or want to see Michael Caine debase himself for money, this is YOUR movie!

    The only folks on deadly ground would be anyone who invested in this movie. I probably won't bother to review any more Segal movies because they are all basically the same movie - taciturn badass is wronged and blows stuff up and ninja-ing several people to death first. This is the only Segal movie I managed to get to the end of, so that would make it... the best Segal film? Which is a low bar. Oh wait... I DID like the battleship one, and the 'Executive Decision' where he dies right away. I would have made it through the movie and dropped it down the memory hole, but for the OUTLANDISH ending where he blows up an oil rig, Exxon-Valdezing much of Alaska, and then gives a speech about the environment. Did ANYONE view this thing before releasing?? So if you are a masochist or want to see Michael Caine debase himself for money, this is YOUR movie!

  • Mar 29, 2018

    One star for the location and one for Michael Caine. This is what happens when a "Star" has too much control over their own vehicle. The badly implemented spiritual and environmental elements come off as forced, preachy and slows the movie down terribly. The start of a slippery slope for Mr Segal.

    One star for the location and one for Michael Caine. This is what happens when a "Star" has too much control over their own vehicle. The badly implemented spiritual and environmental elements come off as forced, preachy and slows the movie down terribly. The start of a slippery slope for Mr Segal.

  • Jan 02, 2018

    If you ever wanted to know what would happen if Steven Seagal was given 60m to make a movie...here you go! Seagal's Directorial debut is laughable at best and cringe worthy at worst. but still oddly watchable! more so bad its funny though. Seagal wanted to shrug off his cop movies and after the success of Under Siege was given money and allowed to make this movie, a film he described as his passion project. The opening scenes of this movie are terrible. First, Seagal is clearly shown fire fighting and being drenched in water but when he walks away he is barely wet! this sets a tone...of bad directing and Seagal being more obsessed hiding his bald spot than directing a good action sequence. The bar fight, or Seagal bullying a redneck who picked on a drunk is a humourless affair. It does neither Native Americans or Americans much good! and Seagal comes across as a dick. Seagal decided to wear native American shirts and jackets in this movie and sympathize with their noble cause, but it comes off hackneyed at best and paints them in a bad light. It all seems exploitative. These can all be laughed at along with most of the movie. Michael Caine slips in and out of character and has no consistency other than he is really bad but it is his underlings that make you laugh. Seagal never establishes this evil corporation, Caine plays an evil oil tycoon and he gets his goons to kill people but everyone else just works for an oil company...They hire maybe 10 mecenaries but everyone else works for an oil company shitty to the environment but just a job. Seagal attacks an oil rig and is killing people left, right and centre...people at work!! its madness! he finally kills Caine but instead of jail he is giving a speech (pontificating) about how bad oil companies are...lets remember at the beginning of the movie he was a fireman, he killed lots of people and blew up an oil rig...how is he not in jail??? Seagal's career killer.

    If you ever wanted to know what would happen if Steven Seagal was given 60m to make a movie...here you go! Seagal's Directorial debut is laughable at best and cringe worthy at worst. but still oddly watchable! more so bad its funny though. Seagal wanted to shrug off his cop movies and after the success of Under Siege was given money and allowed to make this movie, a film he described as his passion project. The opening scenes of this movie are terrible. First, Seagal is clearly shown fire fighting and being drenched in water but when he walks away he is barely wet! this sets a tone...of bad directing and Seagal being more obsessed hiding his bald spot than directing a good action sequence. The bar fight, or Seagal bullying a redneck who picked on a drunk is a humourless affair. It does neither Native Americans or Americans much good! and Seagal comes across as a dick. Seagal decided to wear native American shirts and jackets in this movie and sympathize with their noble cause, but it comes off hackneyed at best and paints them in a bad light. It all seems exploitative. These can all be laughed at along with most of the movie. Michael Caine slips in and out of character and has no consistency other than he is really bad but it is his underlings that make you laugh. Seagal never establishes this evil corporation, Caine plays an evil oil tycoon and he gets his goons to kill people but everyone else just works for an oil company...They hire maybe 10 mecenaries but everyone else works for an oil company shitty to the environment but just a job. Seagal attacks an oil rig and is killing people left, right and centre...people at work!! its madness! he finally kills Caine but instead of jail he is giving a speech (pontificating) about how bad oil companies are...lets remember at the beginning of the movie he was a fireman, he killed lots of people and blew up an oil rig...how is he not in jail??? Seagal's career killer.

  • Dec 04, 2016

    12/4/2016: Meh. There were some good fight scenes and the message was good, but that was it. Everything else was pretty bad.

    12/4/2016: Meh. There were some good fight scenes and the message was good, but that was it. Everything else was pretty bad.

  • May 16, 2015

    Bad and boring. I literally fell asleep during the last like 10 minute speech about the environment. This movie takes itself far too seriously and never really gets fun- a couple of cheesy scenes aside it feels more like a hazy lecture on how not to be a corrupt oil magnate? Okay, Steven.

    Bad and boring. I literally fell asleep during the last like 10 minute speech about the environment. This movie takes itself far too seriously and never really gets fun- a couple of cheesy scenes aside it feels more like a hazy lecture on how not to be a corrupt oil magnate? Okay, Steven.

  • Apr 19, 2015

    When even Micheal Caine's well played villain can't help this movie.....that's a bad movie

    When even Micheal Caine's well played villain can't help this movie.....that's a bad movie