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Marked for Death
He's a good cop. In a bad mood.
Just retired from the Drug Enforcement Agency, John Hatcher (Seagal) returns to his hometown and quickly discovers that drugs have infiltrated his old neighborhood. Determined to drive the dealers out , Hatcher crosses pathes with a ferocious Jamaican druglord who vowes that Hatcher and his family are now marked for death.
Seagal beats the shit out of Italian mobsters and Jamaican Voodoo clans to stop the spread of drugs in his home town.
Keith David stands around not doing much except watching Seagal beat the shit out of Italian mobsters and Jamaican Voodoo clans.
Joanna Pacula pretends to be smart and furnishes Seagal information that allows him to beat the shit out of Italian mobsters and Jamaican Voodoo clans.
Seagal overcomes black magic such as Obeah in order to beat the shit out of Italian mobsters and Jamaican Voodoo clans.
Jamaican Voodoo clans and Italian Mobsters beat the shit out of each other while Seagal beats the shit out of them.
Seagal beats the shit out of himself...... no.... wait........
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
'Trouble is tapping us both on the shoulder and I'm telling you, you don't want to turn around!' - Keith David points out that Steven Seagal is being a pussy.
Skinny Seagal chases skinny Trejo. Though Seagal still manages to look like a constipated penguin, that man seems to have no upper body movement. Seagal takes a risk but the deal goes wrong which naturally leads to the shooting of a stripper. He retires and confesses all to a priest, even that he slept with informants!
Keith David tries to coerce him back into the fold but it takes a posse of sweaty Jamaican stereotypes to get a rise out of him! The leader of the posse is…
"One thought he was invincible... the other thought he could fly.....They were both wrong."
Watching Seagal do this goofy ass running in the opening (I guess nobody on set could tell him what a douche he looks like) I was cursing myself for picking up yet another Seagal flick on blu ray. Thankfully it got a lot better actually being one of his more preposterous plots involving Jamaican drug lords, voodoo curses and the legendary Keith David wanting to rid his town of both of those things. It all makes little sense and Seagal wanders from scene to scene getting out acted by Keith, potted plants and at one point a coma bound Dannielle Harris. Seagal was a box office draw at this point so the movies budget holds up well to blu ray,…
I met Steven just over a week ago.
He was playing in his own Blues band so I decided to take a trip along to meet him.
It was pretty scary of seeing him, he was a huge guy and not like some of them when you expect them to be big.
Well, what can I say.....he was extremely nice and cool. Took his time to sign a few items and he even got a phone call and carried on while talking on the phone. After finishing his call I asked can I have a pic with which he obliged.
A really nice guy.
It's not bad if you want to see people getting their joints annihilated. Just be prepared for some odd pacing and an excessive amount of superfluous characters. And, of course, putting up with Seagal.
Gute Actionkost aus Seagals goldener Schaffensperiode. Selbst für Seagal-Verhältnisse mit außergewöhnlich dummen Script und amateurhaft gespielt. Auf seine besondere Weise aber auch ganz wunderbar.
Even though Marked For Death is enjoyable, it is bringing up the rear of the "good" Steven Seagal films.
I have nothing really bad to say about the movie. Seagal kicks ass. The villain "Screwface" is pretty cool and there is an abundance of violence and bone maiming so that's all exactly what one would want from such a film. The only reason it feels a slight step below Seagal's best work is because it feels much longer than its 93 minute runtime. I'm not sure why, but it felt like it was never going to end.
Anyway, Steven Seagal destroys many a Jamaican soul in this one. If you hate reggae music as much as I do, you will probably enjoy Marked For Death.
At least it introduced me to Masters of Reality...
Steven Seagal knows as much of acting as Bush about peace - but i watched it............who can explain it?
The epitome of a dumb action movie. Everything you want: Danny Trejo getting kicked through a privacy fence, Keith David welding a shotgun, Segal shooting a slab of meat with a silenced assault rifle, a guy self defenestrating out of a tall building onto a vintage Cadillac, and the coup de grace: a deep and squishy double thumbed eye gouge.
Pretty much everything I would expect from a 90's action flick starring Steven Seagal.
Cops against 'bloodclut' Rastafarians? Nah way man.
Steven Seagal gets marked for death by these really mean dickhole drug dealers, but then he turns the tables and marks THEM for death. He goes a step further and just starts killing them all. When he doesn't kill them he just snaps their arms in half in that way that Steven Seagal makes seem so easy.
Boy do I regret this one. Seagal is funnier as an idea instead of an actual protagonist.
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