Orin Boyd is a cop who works in Detroits 21st precinct, and his attitude and rough means of enforcing the law always end up annoying the precinct captain, Frank Daniels. When terrorists try to kill the Vice President of the United States, Orin kills the terrorists. Even though Orin saved the Vice Presidents life, Frank doesnt like the way Orin did it, so Frank transfers Orin to the 15th precinct -- Detroits worst precinct. Orins new captain, former internal affairs officer Annette Mulcahy, knows of his reputation and tells him that she wont tolerate it, and she sends Orin to an anger management class where he meets Henry Wayne, the high-strung host of a local talk show called Detroit AM. Despite this measure, Orin doesnt change his ways of doing his job, and its not long before he comes across local drug dealer Latrell Walker and his fast-talking sidekick T. K. Johnson doing a shady deal with a man named Matt Montini. After a brief fight, Orin discovers that Montini has been working undercover trying to nail Walker, and Orin messed it up, a point that doesnt sit well with Montinis musclebound partner Useldinger. Not all of the cops of the 15th precinct give Orin a hard time. Sergeant Lewis Strutt steps in to cool things down when Orin gets in a fight with Useldinger, and George Clark is assigned to be Orins partner. After Orin stumbles upon the theft of 5,000,000 worth of heroin from Piper Tech, a place where evidence is stored, Orin and George begin focusing their efforts on Latrell and T.K., and also Shaun Rollins, a man that Latrell has been visiting at the local jail. Orin asks Henry to do some digging on Latrells background. What Henry discovers is that Latrell is not a drug dealer. Latrell is a computer expert and billionaire whose real name is Leon Rollins -- hes the brother of Shaun Rollins. Orin confronts Leon, who explains that a group of corrupt cops were in danger of losing one of their drug dealers, so the corrupt cops planted heroin on Shaun, setting Shaun up to take the rap so they wouldnt lose their dealer. Sergeant Lewis Strutt is the leader of the group of corrupt cops, who also include Montini and Useldinger, and Strutt and his gang are the ones who stole the heroin from Piper Tech. Leon and his friend Trish have been videotaping the corruption, hoping that it might help prove Shauns innocence and get him out of jail. Orin meets with Annette at a parking lot and he gets in Annettes truck and tells Annette whats going on. When Montini and Useldinger and a bunch of their men show up and try to kill Orin and Annette, Annette screeches out of the parking lot with Orin still in her truck. Orin and Annette are chased, and Annette is killed in the chase when her truck slams into the back of a bigger truck, sending her into her windshield. Orin tells Frank that Strutt will be having a meeting at a warehouse in about an hour, to sell the heroin that was stolen from Piper Tech. Strutt plans to try to sell it to Leon and T. K., not knowing that Leon is working against him. Frank promises that hell be there with some backup. Orin then goes to Georges house and tells George whats going on. George agrees to help Orin bring Strutt and his gang down. But it may be someone higher up who is behind the whole thing.
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You can't rate this movie a 10 as there is just too much wrong with this, agovernment funded anti-police corruption organisation? What if they arecorrupt? And why would the get the money to buy 300,000 dollars cars?But on the other hand the action is very good,Seagal never looked so good and the action-scences make you begging formore, great stuff! But just watched the beginning and the plot holes startalready! A good 7.
Not the standard predictable Seagal formula, although fans of his allactionstyle will not be disappointed. There are a number of surprising twists,anda interesting plot actually exists. Good supporting roles from a number ofactors, and Seagal still manages to get in some of his trademark martialarts action, and some of his stilted one liners. The pace of the film keepsyou interested all the way through. Definitely worth watching again when itgets over to the UK.
This is a great action movie that I really enjoyed.After seeing this movie i was impressed .DMX is a solid actor.He really gets into hist part and acts well.Steven Seagal is getting old but the movie is still good and worth watching over and over.
Aah, Steven Seagal, what would action scene be like if you wouldn't behere? Maybe more bearded ala Chuck Norris? There are bad action stars and bad action stars, good ones, like TheGovernator, are rare, so I'd guess Seagal is somewhere between good andbad: He can't act, but he's not as bad actor as Chuck Norris, he justdelivers his lines with that stoned expression on his face and then hebeats the crap out from the bad guys. And besides I usually enjoySeagal's movies no matter how dumb they are.Exit Wounds definitely is not the most terrible piece of crap evermade, it even has some funny one liners and pretty good action scenesin it. The plot in the other hand, well it just there to give Seagalgood enough reasons to kick people.The plot uses every clichÃ© ever invented: bad cops, drug traffic, good,but not by the book hero, good family man cop, "unexpected" leaders ofthe bad guys gang etc. etc. I gather you can guess the rest.So yes, a decent action flick. Don't watch if you expect to get somenourishment for your brains, only good if you need to let your brainsbreathe for a while.
While Steven Segal again flops as an action star, Tom Arnold rises to the occasion and deliveres an oscar worthy performance. From doing his own stunts to throwing in some add lib, he is able to carry the entire movie, from start to finish. while his part was short, he still made it a worth while film.
i am not a Steven Seagal fan but this film conquers all. it it atypical action movie with some humor in it. you do not know what themovie brings to you, because it is exciting from the moment Seagalget's assigned to a precinct that he does not wanna go. he discoversthere is something fishy going on. you will see a Lot of action andthis movie could be true, i am not going to spoil details, just rent orbuy the movie and you'll see. a real funny part is that Seagal mustjoin a self aggressive group from his boss. Tom Arnold is very funny init. i also saw the extra's of this movie, behind the scenes and thecomment of the producers. they are interesting to hear and you will seenice things in it.
This is a really fun movie. Of course, I love Steven Seagal, so I likemostof his movies. I think the best one was "Under Siege", but this one has alot of action and some comedy mixed in as well. Typical plot, but still agood one.
Overall, this film is actually pretty good. From the opening scenes,the viewer is gripped by the amount of action, and I was drawn in bythe idea of men dressed as police officers attacking the vicepresident. There was a wonderful sense of panic as a voice over theradio demanded that no police be allowed on the bridge.The story was actually very good, and gave a bit more depth than Segaljust running round shooting and beating stuff up. The crosses anddouble crosses worked very well, and the plot moved with energy andpace.The acting was of a fairly high quality, and all of the majorcharacters really did work as more than caricatures. David Vadim wasparticularly good, switching sides continuously with ease. Steven Segalcarried off the scenes with a touch of humour, but also class, and hisfight scenes still worked well. DMX was a little flat early on, butsoon settled into his character, and considering the fairly complexplot points, did well. Anthony Anderson was faultless (as theend-credit sequence with Tom Arnold proves), and it was brilliant tosee the super cool Bill Duke kicking some ass again.The music was a little heavy-handed, with a little too much rap andhip/hop music, but considering a rapper was in it, that wasn't too muchof a surprise. However, scenes with Segal framed by that kind of musicdid seem a little out of place.The dialogue also suffered slightly from a forced hand, especially inscenes with urban characters. It was almost as if the writers didn'tknow how characters like that would talk, and so they just insertedswear words into every sentence. However, as the plot began to develop,the dialogue became more important, and the stereotypes did drop.The stunts and fight sequences were really the best part of this film.They were filmed with such clarity, that nothing is missed. Shoot-outshad brutal hits and loud, unedited gun shots. Fight scenes had an airof realism, and vehicle stunts were fantastic to watch.A good film to watch, that served its purpose and more. One of thebetter Segal films.
This is one of the better Seagal Action movies and features a convincing DMX who shows he has some movie star charisma and acting chops. It's not UNDER SEIGE but it's far better than GLIMMER MAN, ON DEADLY GROUND and FIRE DOWN BELOW. It's also better than all of Seagal's direct to video fare. You also don't have to worry about him singing any Country-Western or blues songs in this one. Seagal does not really act, but he does have an interesting charisma. At his best he's a poor-man's Clint Eastwood, who's spare Akido influenced martial arts moves are bone break-ingly no nonsense, macho stuff. He frowns a lot, he grimaces once in a while, he's sometimes photographed at unflattering angles, has vampire like teeth, runs like a girl and he almost never raises his voice and stays very very-- sometimes zombie-like, calm. At times, Seagal's acting is so minimal you want to laugh at the irony that you actually wanted to spend your money to watch this guy. I mean I still can't decide if I think Seagal is a first class jerk with little talent (rumors of his big ego persist) or if he's kind of cool. It's remarkable he's gotten away with what he does in more than a dozen big screen movies and at least that many direct to video mistakes. Seagal you'll notice almost right away in this movie still has that walk of his. Movie stars like John Wayne, Gary Cooper, Robert Mitcum, Humphrey Bogart, and James Cagney, to name just a few used to have interesting walks. Walks which were full of attitude and set them apart from regular people. Seagal has a special way of walking... strutting actually. It's a modified Pimp's walk. Oh not the herky jerky kind of Huggy Bear (of Starsky and Hutch fame) walk, but more the Fred Williamson or Ron -Superfly- O'neal type of strut. When you add Seagal's greased back hair (he got rid of his pony-tail a few years ago) perpetual frown, wrinkled forehead and slanted eyebrows, with the strut, he drips with the I'm a pis-ssed-off-bad-a-s-s-vibe that action movie hero's since Eastwood and Bronson are supposed to exude. Seagal's got the attitude, and he's shed most of that beer belly gut he had during the last few films he walked through (on video about three years ago, on screen it's been four years). He may be 50 years old but he's quite willing and able to do some impressive looking martial arts moves and play cops and robbers quite well. The film also stars Issiah Washington-- a real actor. Why he isn't working in better movies I have no idea. Issiah isn't actually asked to do much acting, but you can tell if the script asked him to do any, he would have been able to pull it off. DMX (aka Earl Simmons) is another reason people were initially curious about this film. Perhaps the biggest reason. And he has some presence in the film. I'm not sure how good of an actor he actually is since he's playing a pretty clichÃ©'d kind of character through most of the film. He acts tough, does some physical stunts (or seems to be doing them) very well and when he's supposed to have some warmth and the audience is supposed to like him--we do. He doesn't embarrass himself and has some on-screen charisma that's not the same as other rap stars turned movie stars. He contributes a few songs to the soundtrack as well--including an interesting version of the Bill Wither's hit Ain't No Sunshine. Maybe the worst news about this movie is that we have not one... but two characters who are in the movie mostly to provide comic relief. They are written into the movie in a very forced manner and the actors that have been cast don't do themselves any favor by trying much too hard to be funny with the material they are given. Anthony Edwards and Tom Arnold try way to hard to be funny. They usually annoy. You might enjoy their end credit comic riffing however.So what's THE STORY? The story updates ,merges and dumbs down Dirty Harry and Serpico. During the first sequence some bad guys impersonate cops to try and kidnap a politican. Seagal as Orin Boyd, a decorated but Lone Wolf kind of hero-cop, is the only officer who notices that the impersonating cops are breaking regulation by wearing earrings. Hundreds of cops around and only our hero sees the irregularity and suspects something funny might be going. Some sort of gadget passes hands and Orin is the only guy who pays this any attention. Cue the action complete with some bloodshed and a climax involving the fiery explosion of a helicopter. In the process of saving the politician's life Orin has embarrassed the politician and caused lots of damage, endangered lots of lives and broke lots of rules. He's a decorated hero cop so he's transferred to the worst ghetto precinct you could imagine where a lot of misfit neanderthal cops work. Oh that old chestnut huh? Yep. What you couldn't imagine is that this precinct is run by a woman whom everyone pretends doesn't look like a cover-girl model. She's tough though and sends Orin to anger management classes and eventually demotes him to traffic cop. It's at the anger management school that Orin meets up with the t.v. talk show host played by Tom Arnold. However Orin has quickly had a run-in with the local drug king pin, Latrell Walker (played by DMX), and his over-weight comical assistant and combo dance/strip club owner, T.K. (played by Anthony Anderson). When he tries to be the lone -wolf hero and take Latrell down he winds up screwing up another cops undercover operation. This is what gets him demoted temporarily to a traffic cop. Oh but something isn't quite right with the picture and Orin discovers that dirty cops are involved and not all the players are who, they at first, seemed to be. I know this will come as a huge shock to action movie fans (NOT). This leads to Orin getting involved in several scrapes that lead to a fairly big shoot-out/ action scene to wrap things up. All of this takes supposedly takes place in Detroit. If you haven't been to Detroit you probably won't notice that Toronto is where the movie has been shot. There's no romance in the film and outside of some naked club dancers and the brief hint of a flirtation, none of the stars have any on-screen relationships with women. In fact we have no idea about Seagal's private life in the film at all. You want depth? Go swim in the deep end of the pool. This is a Joel Silver action movie darn it. Exit Wounds, is just one more time-wasting action movie that too many people weren't able to resist, so it became successful at the box-office. It's slightly better than you probably think it is, but you would still be better off satisfying your macho movie 'jones' by watching some action movies from Hong Kong (directed by Johnny To, Ringo Lam, Tsui Hark or John Woo to start with), but hey, this one is in English. IMAGE AND SOUND Overal the 2.35:1 anamorphic wide screen transfer looks very good. The film has lots of nigh scenes and the black levels are strong and shadow details pretty good. There's some pixalation in a few scenes and if you want to be really picky you'll notice several white spot drop outs that are the result of some wear and tear on the original print used for the transfer. That's a bit disappointing that they didn't find a print in better condition or combine a couple of prints to Create one pristine one to transfer, but it's a pretty minor distraction. There doesn't seems to be too many problems with edge enhancements or bouncing video levels either. There's only one soundtrack on the DVD and it's in 5.1 dolby. If you don't have the 5 channel system you'll be hearing a squeezed version of it which others call a down-mix. That means some of the squeezed together separation will create some muddier sound effects but usually it is not problematic and it won't affect your ability to hear dialogue. The 5.1 track is utilized quite well. There's lots of big bangs and sound is bounced around from the various channels so there are plenty of left to right, back and forth, and right to left sound effects. When a noisy Humvee drives across the screen the sound moves through the room as well. This however isn't always the case... which is a bit puzzling. Why in the opening action sequence is the bun battle now nearly as lively as the one later in the film? The music score , occasional DMX songs and several sound effects are base heavy, so the LFE is being used throughout the film. Extra Features: The longest extra is the obligatory behind the scenes puff piece. There's the expected discussion about Seagal's come-back (of sorts) the casting of DMX and pre-planning for the film. Everyone is upbeat and positive and congratulating and praising everyone else of course. You do hear from Seagal, who sounds a bit tired and bored as well as producer Joel Silver who sounds enthusiastic. We get to see how a few stunts were done and see how the wire work played a big part in making Seagal look pretty good in the action scenes. Seagal as we see is a very agile athletic guy and he doesn't look 50 years old. There is also the 9 plus minute feature called A Day on the Set with Anthony Anderson. Anderson plays T.K. in the film and he's often called upon to be the comic relief. We follow him from his hotel room, to his trailer, to the set for a scene he is shooting, and then, at the end of the day, he does a bit of a comic rant about what a long hard day it has been and how he has sacrificed so much to give those of us in the audience some entertainment value. Anderson's running commentary is only occasionally amusing and we don't see enough on the set type action for the piece to have much value. The music video is presented in wide screen (but it is not anamorphic). Mysteriously the audio for the video is in Dolby 2.0. It should certainly have been in 5.1. The re-make, hip-hop version of the Ain't No Sunshine sounds okay in 2.0.
This movie has all of the action that you can handle. The comedy scenes inthis movie add a little bit of humor that you might not see in a StevenSeagal movie. The action moves that Steven Seagal, made in this movie areAwesome. The scenes with Tom Arnold are so funny that it would keep melaughing forever! I really thought this was a good Steven Seagal Movie. Hemakes good Cop/Bad Guy movies!
Once again,Seagal plays a neck breaking cop,who kills badguys.Appalling action movie has laughable action scenes,corny one-liners (Seagalseeing a bunch of bad guys around his truck and calls it as**tmagnet),a wooden DMX, but features the funny Anthony Anderson(see his bitduring the closing credits,its the best part of the movie!)Rating: **1/2 (out of five)
Steven Seagal flicks are among my guilty pleasures. I had not seen this film until the DVD release came out, and was curious about the mixed reviews. After the abysmal 'The Patriot', and the nearly as bad 'Fire Down Below', I was eager for another good butt kicker like 'Above the Law' and 'Out for Justice'. 'Exit Wounds' delivers. As mentioned by others, there are lots (and I mean lots!) of car chases, crashes and gunplay. As well-staged as these are, Seagal's moves are what fans want, and he serves up the goods during several scenes, much more effectively done than the fight scenes in 'The Glimmer Man'.It seems a little amusing to read reviews praising the acting in this film. No one confuses Seagal with Laurence Olivier, but this is not Hamlet. DMX tried to act, and was serviceable. The other actors were okay, but let's face it...all of this is window dressing for Seagal's martial arts anyway. By the way, while Seagal is not as trim as in his early flicks, he looked in far better shape than he was in 'Glimmer Man'.A couple of criticisms: There were several audio drop-outs on my DVD, each for only a second or two, but long enought to miss the dialogue (if that's any real loss). Finally, do yourself a big favor and stop the movie as the end credits begin. There is an atrociously bad, very un-funny ersatz 'talk show' routine featuring Tom Arnold and Anthony Anderson tacked on while the screen credits role. It is incredibly bad.Bottom line: No need to pull out 'Under Seige' for the 9th time; check this one out!
If you like violent scenes involving cars, this is the movie for you. If you don't, however, avoid this one like the plague, as that's all it has to offer.
If there`s one thing I love about Steven Seagal it`s the hope he gives tohumanity , no matter how untalented you are every man , woman and child onthe planet can watch a Seagal movie and say " Wow , what a guy . A man whosetalent has no beginning and he became a movie star . God bless the Americandream " ***** SPOILERS *****And what a comeback by Steven . EXIT WOUNDS opens with some fascist militiatypes trying to blow away a politician standing on an anti gun ticket , onlyto have our hero ride into the firefight and save the day . Ah but don`t befooled into thinking this is another holistic PC thriller with ecologicalovertones because the rug is pulled from under our feet with Steven goingafter a bunch of drug dealing homeboy gangsters . Wow , what a change ofpace for a man who makes ecological statement thrillers . Even more of anearthquake is the fact that EXIT WOUNDS contains a lot of humour at theexpense of Steven Seagal . Has our hero found sophisticated post modernism ?Will he realise the irony of his initials being SS who `s made umpteen filmswhere he blows away lots of fascists ? I`m telling you after seeing thisfilm Mr Seagal has gone up in my estimation and Vin Diesel wins my vote asthe worst action star Hollywood has ever produced
This movie was terriable. There is a terriable story surrounded by terriable acting. Steven Segal is, once again, a loan renegade cop with a bad attitude. DMX, in his second movie still seems very unconvincing in his sceens where he is to display any emotion - or lack there of. This movie is filled with mindless plot twist, and pointless fights that end with a sputter rahter than a bang. The most notable happens right before..yet another plot twist. There is killings of characters that in a good movie would effect the characters in some way, however seem to be forgotten about in this movie. If you are going to get Exit Wounds, i suggest you Exit before you are stuck with this mediocare movie.
Once again, the esteemed Steven Seagal has made it his personal duty todisregard any respect for our intelligence by plaguing the screen and videoswith another of his cinema skunks called "EXIT WOUNDS".He plays yet another cop who equates violence for justice and replaceseducation with attitude. The sap thinks that everyone else in the world isone big fat Ceasar Romero, and he's the Adam West to give him the BIFFS,BOFFS, and ZOWIES. Yawn.The same kind of people who would pan such sugar-coated masterpieces asINSPECTOR GADGET and TOY STORY usually pine over this waste of time. Gofigure, especially when the heroes of these kiddie films can take down theclueless thugs in EXIT WOUNDS without even trying.Lets face it; every movie Seagal made had no redeeming value save to putmore lettuce into his bank account. As long as he thinks that bloodshed andblankety-blanks are what makes his films great, I'll be there to tell him toget a moral value!
This is not the typical Steven Seagal film. His fighting style is different. Recall the fights when Seagal simply broke an arm and the fight was over? In "Exit Wounds," the fights last longer. The action sequences are similar to what you'd expect in a John Woo film. DMX does a decent job of acting though none of his scenes were taxing on his acting abilities. There's plenty of action. It's funny and it's a fun film.
the first time i watched this i was in a hotel with my dad. after i saw itiwas begging to watch it again. so i did.we also watched down toearth,crouching tiger,and double take. orin boyd (steven seagal) is a coptrying to catch the bad guy. he thinks its latrell walker (dmx) but thenhefinds out a crooked cop montini is the bad guy.
A list of everything the young film maker needs to please Seagel / DMX/ fans of the genre and actors:1.) Provide a lot of the usual clichÃ©s and stereo-types that include acriminal who trying to free one of his partners, the head of the policestation who's a jerk and a cop who is assigned to a new police stationfor not following his orders and nearly risking the life of somebodyimportant.2.) Provide tons of non-stop, "over-the-top" action sequences that arevery unrealistic, will bore non-Seagel fans and is the only reason thisfilm is not at the Razzies.3.) Provide lots of characters who are vastly unlikeable and havecriminal backgrounds.4.) All the music is Hip-Hop and Rap to accompany the fight scenes andoverall, pretty "F.U.B.U.R." nature.5.) Have the film be directed by Andrez Bartoziak, who is notorious forother badly-done action films known as ROMEO MUST DIE, CRADLE 2 THEGRAVE and DOOM.6.) Have the plot be unoriginal and not even close to thrilling and youhave a interesting turkey on your hands.7.) Last of all, have the end credits consist of Tom Arnold and AnthonyAnderson, who are both minor characters in both this and CRADLE 2 THEGRAVE, be joking around crudely.It will please fans of the actors easily and/or for audiences who don'tmind clichÃ©-ridden thrillers that don't require them to think thatmuch.
This movie has to be Seagal's best movie! It's so much fun to watch and theaction is extraordinary. DMX makes it even better because he's so cool andfights real well too. This movie has lots of comedy in it which lightens upthe movie making it tons of fun. It's a shame that this movie might bombbecause no one likes a Steven Segal movie but this is the one to see. GOright now