Exit Wounds (DVD)
Fifty kilos of heroin have disappeared from the property vaults of the toughest precinct in Detroit, and no one knows how. When irreverent urban detective Orin Boyd (Steven Seagal) is reassigned to the citys worst police division, he stumbles on an inside drug operation ... and the one person who can help uncover the truth is not a cop. But the gangster who holds the key to the truth isnt what he seems. Now, with enemies everywhere and only one chance to survive, cop and gangster join forces to reveal the deadly police corruption.
One can always count on Steven Seagal to act as the repository of yesterday's action-film clichés, and Exit Wounds
is yet another case in point. Seagal plays Detroit cop Orin Boyd, a lone wolf lawman who gets in the middle of his precinct's losing battle against police corruption. Taking on a powerful but crooked cop named Montini (David Vadim)--who is busy making deals with a rich gangster (DMX)--Boyd soon sends fists and feet flying while Tom Arnold provides the comic relief. Director Andrzej Bartkowiak surely had less fun guiding Seagal through slow-motion fight sequences than he did Jet Li in Romeo Must Die
, but as compensation he gets to work with the mesmerizing DMX, who looks as though he has leading-man possibilities. Plenty of gratuitous gore, awful cop banter, and miles of cleavage courtesy of Jill Hennessy, who plays Boyd's tough-as-nails boss. --Tom Keogh