Deadly Impact (To Live and Die) Reviews
Joe Pantoliano make a great villain and adds to the excitement of the movie.
With the non-stop action and excitement this is definitely worth a watch if you find it on DVD.
The characters were fairly flat and the female FBI lead was a bit too whiny to be believable but Flanery and Pantoliano are as expected, pretty much carrying this thing on their own.
Good enough for when you want a movie to watch and don't want to do much thinking.
So basically Flanery plays this FBI agent who's wife is killed by Pantoliano. 8 years later Flanery wants back in to find him. That's basically the plot. I've probably seen this plot in 10 other movies, so it's nothing original.
The performances in this movie are pretty shitty. Flanery was alright, but because Panntoliano didn't give a shit, and everyone else in the movie was atrocious, it really brought down the quality that this movie was supposed to deliver.
This movie also looked awkward the whole time. I don't know why they shot the film the way they did. Everything looks like a high school movie, and that obviously was disappointing without a doubt. It made the movie just look silly, and that wasn't good.
The shootouts and various other fight scenes looked a little ridiculous too. Some of the blood looked so ridiculous. It was obvious that someone just put face paint on them or something, it was really annoying and it kind of pissed me off that they would make things like this look so shitty.
"Deadly Impact" was just one of those movies that you've seen before a hundred times. It had horrible acting, the fighting was a little weird, the cinematography was kind of belly-aching, and the whole feel of this movie was just not right. I might be complaining a lot, but "Deadly Impact" was nothing to write home about.
It's a story seen before in the movies, a policeman vs a smart assassin bomber. Theres some alright action in the movie and it is overall entertaining. I like how Pantoliano portays his character. Theres nothing really special that stands out in the movie though, to make it better than other movies with same story. But it has a nice tempo and kept me entertained.