For it's genre, this is a perfect movie! (by bflatter)
To me this is a Steven Segal REVIVAL! While some who have seen this may have been disappointed in the classic sense of what a good movie is, perhaps your standards were set too high. To me, this is a classic Segal film with some great urban elements. I thought that while DMX probably played himself for the most part, he was very cool. Segal really seemed to get back to his true form in this movie. I was getting tired of the political overtones in his previous movies. I think this movie brought back the good old "ass-kicking" that he is known for.
Awesome ! (by bleone9)
*I liked it so much not only for the story and actors, but that many of the same Actors are in two other movies together; Cradle to the Grave and Romeo must Die. ~ Kind of the same thing Adam Sandler does from Happy Gilmore, Big Daddy, Billy Madason, The Wedding Singer, Mr. Deeds, 50 first Dates, The water Boy, Love Drunk; or something like that...And the killer The Longest Yard. I personally have every movie DVD mentioned as well as the ones with the Rappers and Kick ***ers play in, as mentioned above... It's kind of cool when Big Stars and Producers bring the "Gang" <more>
together for a Movie ! Two Thumbs up for both Movie's and Crew's !
Okay, I am a Steven Seagal fan but it was surprisingly good regardless. I will definitely add it to my collection. The story has some humor and as usual a lot of fighting. Seagal even lets DMX get the better of him. Plus they really didn't try to tie him up with a female "love interest".
Brilliant action film from the start! (by DjLee-Manchester)
What a film! One of my fav action films of modern time. DMX out plays and out acts Seagul in my opinion. Which is rare to see from rappers who turn their hand to acting.Don't get me wrong though, Seagul does deliver. Seeing as though the other reviews have pretty much got everything covered about this hit film, i won't go on too much! Some excellent music if your into the rap/hiphop scene inc the main soundtrack by DMX himself An interesting cover with a rap angle on it of Bill Withers/Al ????'s 'Ain't no sunshine' Which i think is a really good version and i do <more>
love the original as well The rest of the cast have been cast carefully and all actors are perfect for their respective rolls. The acting is above-average Seagul mainly concentrates on his fighting technique as usual, however DMX is fantastic. Really good story line of corruption within the police force. Good Cops,bad cops sort of thing. Highly entertaining from the word go-right to the final scene. With a fantastic music score,flashy cars,fantastic fight scenes both from kung fu master 'Seagul' and rapper 'DMX' to its pretty good storyline.I'd give this film 8 and a half out of 10.If you haven't seen this film yet-I'd highly recommend you watching it on DVD as the extras Deleted scenes,making of,behind the scenes and music video are also all highly entertaining. Best viewed and heard through a 5.1 surround sound set up, as it enhances the film and its action further through its quality sound! I'm sure one of the other reviewers have told you about the story line so this is just about my personal thoughts on this highly entertaining film! Definitely Recommended. Also:- Training Day and SWAT as part of the cop/action collection ********
Steven Seagal made this very good comeback movie Exit Wounds. His earlier career was good until in 1996 when he starting in The Glimmer Man, something was happening and his career was being a bust and then in 1997 when he made Fire Down Below, that was a good movie but that didn't help him much and then 1998 when he started in The Patriot This was before the Mel Gibson film that really ruined his career and then he took a break and now he made his comeback of Exit Wounds and this was a great movie and I loved the DMX music video No Sunshine and this movie was funny, action packed, <more>
mystery, and more. It even had a bunch of great actors in it like DMX, Bill Duke, Tom Arnold, and many more. This is a very great movie from Steven Seagal and this will be known for the greatest comeback from the great one.I give this a 10/10
i am not a Steven Seagal fan but this film conquers all. it it a typical action movie with some humor in it. you do not know what the movie brings to you, because it is exciting from the moment Seagal get's assigned to a precinct that he does not wanna go. he discovers there is something fishy going on. you will see a Lot of action and this movie could be true, i am not going to spoil details, just rent or buy the movie and you'll see. a real funny part is that Seagal must join a self aggressive group from his boss. Tom Arnold is very funny in it. i also saw the extra's of this <more>
movie, behind the scenes and the comment of the producers. they are interesting to hear and you will see nice things in it.
Another rapper in a movie? What? You say he's good? (by chrisbrown6453)
`There are good cops and bad cops,' says Steven Seagal when asked about why he chose to star in the film.The need for such a question, however, is unnecessary. Seagal will forever be known as one of our generation's top action stars. He's been on trains, submarines, and over speeding cars. His ability to dazzle his audience with every punch, kick, and flip earns him the title of one of our generation's most memorable action stars. Seagal is modest about his action power, however, and prefers to be thought of as a professional martial artist.Whatever the case, his latest effort <more>
in Exit Wounds is another film in Seagal's library of adrenaline-rushing, macho-type films. Produced by Hollywood honch Joel Silver, Exit Wounds is a high-kicking, edge of your seat thriller that tells the story of a cop named Orin Boyd, sent to another precinct in the rough streets of Detroit, where nothing seems the same. Corruption, deceit, and betrayal lay only three lockers away.Much like Seagal's enjoyment for his work in the martial arts field, Orin Boyd is a person who is genuinely proud of what he does for a living. All of his anger and frustration is a result of his disappointment with how little his job means. In one of the most powerful scenes of the movie, Boyd is shown hanging up his whistle after his demotion to a traffic director. A cop in Detroit is everything Boyd lives to be, and when his occupation becomes meaningless, so does his life.Boyd isn't alone in his stance, however. When $5 million dollars worth of heroin disappears, there is an underlying truth to everything, but nothing seems to make sense. All fingers seem to point at Latrell Walker DMX , a supposed drug dealer and one of the best.DMX delivers the most engaging performance in Exit Wounds. Much like Boyd, Walker is a character that is typical in most cop films, but also one that the audience can identify with. As every actor should, DMX gives as much personality to Latrell as needed. DMX, as Latrell, shows genuine emotions for his family, his colleagues, and for what stands to be right. A perplexing character with his actions, Latrell definitely serves to grab the audience's attention.Unlike traditional cop films, DMX and Steven Seagal are able to both grab hold of the spotlight of the film, but with their own unique charismas. Seagal and DMX's chemistry does not involve holding hands and dancing into the sun-setting horizon. It is a tense relationship between Latrell and Boyd, and as the movie progresses, the truths about one another are unraveled, with each character prepared to either fight, or work together, for whatever cause each one has.Joel Silver is known for setting the bar with his films, both in the action and story sense. Some of the most incredible action sequences in Exit Wounds will forever be embedded in the Joel Silver legacy. Along with Silver's knack for blood rushing sequences, he is also known for pulling shocks and surprises in his pictures. Exit Wounds is the type of film where one must really keep his eye open, for he might miss an unexpected, but crucial, turning point in the movie.As Steven Seagal's comeback film, he should be grateful that his first picture in the new millennium will forever remind his audiences and fans that he is, indeed, one of the best on-screen heroes of this past decade. As old clashes with new, his counterpart, DMX, has displayed his fresh talent on-screen and sets a challenge for him to take on new film's, with more demanding roles. In an age where hip hop and kung fu can co-exist in entertainment, Exit Wounds proves that films nowadays still have the potential of attracting just about anybody.
Seagal proved he still had it, then flunked out again (by CuriosityKilledShawn)
Despite Fire Down Below being a No. 1 hit in America, it went straight to video here in the UK and killed Seagal's career for four years. But then veteran action producer Joel Silver thrust Steve back in the limelight, put him on the Slimfast diet gave him slightly better material to work with. After all, an actor can only do as good as the script.From a novel of the same name by John Westerman but bearing minimal resemblance to it the plot centers on Orin Boyd, a cop busted down to patrolman after a rough encounter with the Vice-President. Once on the streets Boyd's suspicious nose <more>
can't keep him out of trouble with undercover cops who are trying to bust local Drug Boss Latrell Walker or so it seems.There are many attempts at irony throughout the movie and surprisingly enough most of them work. Boyd is forced to attend rage control classes in which he meets eccentric TV host Henry Wayne Tom Arnold who becomes his wannabe partner. But sadly enough the classes don't work as Boyd continues to uses violence first, ask questions later. And there is a public service announcement too; Seagal survives a car wreck by airbag. A later car crash victim doesn't have one and dies.Dozens of cop movie clichés staple the flimsy script together. And the bad guys are obvious from the moment they appear on screen. Bartkowiak's direction is better than in his debut Romeo Must Die, and adds a heavy dose of frenetic rush to such a fast-paced film. However the set-up and execution of the story is so dull you'll forget about it half an hour after the credits roll.Seagal has learned a little, just a little, more in the acting area but still doesn't know how to express himself much. There's too much frowning and not enough other emotions from Boyd. We do want to feel more from him but he won't allow us. I guess this is just how Seagal is. He just can't get away from himself no matter what role he plays. I wish Seagal would try harder, but he just never bothers with making an effort.
Seagal rides with DMX ...to nearly perfect pitch... (by buzznzipp1995)
I took in this movie in the theater, in 01' surprised that Seagal was back with Warner Bros. after departing for a while. The first scene was kind of the beginning joke for the rest of the story. I was laughing when he took matters into his own hands and to avoid allowing the 'Vice" President to be killed in a firefight on the bridge with the impostor police officers that were there for a killing 'contract'. The 'Vice' Prez sort of looked like a cross between Al Gore and then 'future' now former Vice Presidential hopeful John Edwards all rolled into one. I <more>
laughed because the best expression that this 'Vice' Prez had on the bridge was...-clueless. And from the exotic cars and the crazy players that brought game to the screen, this was a breath of fresh air, that year. I think that Steven Seagal played himself, as he always does but just like John Wayne and other big icons, that's what people generally go to see, these stars being the stars they are. I strongly felt that the action and confrontation between Seagal and DMX was a favorable match-up. Corruption in the heart of the downtown precinct. A couple of 'hood-ole'' boys to fight against and expose it. It's an age old tale, but they pulled this one off very well. I recommend to action and martial-arts fans. This one is a lot of fun... *** Thx--IMDb.com