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3.0 out of 5 stars Theme and Plot Good, But?, August 22, 2004
This review is from: Out of Reach (DVD)
If you are a Steven Seagal fan, as I am, you will enjoy this movie for the plot and theme. He generally has a cause that he trys to express in many of his movies, and this is no different. I don't know much about the man outside of his movies, but from what I read in those I think he is a man with some deep convictions on certain topics. It shows in his movies. In this movie it is the human slave trade of young women which does go on, even today. People have different ways of making social statements and I think this is his way of doing it, through some of his films.

This movie though lacked the action scenes normally found in his films, and the voiceovers completely ruined the movie for me. How disconcerting to here the thoughts of the main character, Seagal, as an aside but with a completely different voice from his??? That happens throughout the entire movie. What in the world was the director thinking of? This was absolutely the dumbest thing I think I have seen in a movie. In addition, some of the action scenes were so obviously staged, and that showed too: specifically the sword fight and also in a couple other places. These made the action scenes seem unreal unlike most of his movies.

In any case it is worth a rental to watch. The theme and plot were well done I think, and the script was pretty good too. The young girl did a fine job of acting, also. I think most Seagal fans will like this movie, but be upset with the voiceovers, as I am. It is not one of his better movies in my opinion, so I only rated it 3 stars.
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Initial post: Feb 25, 2010 7:02:32 AM PST
Art The Poet says:
Seagal is a person I could watch everyday.After reading some of the reviews about him I realize some people would kick about something if they did not have legs. At least he can do what he does in a movie not like Eastwood who is a one man army who cant load a gun.Seagal is a great actor and person also.
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