James Milstead’s review published on Letterboxd:
ABOVE THE LAW (aka NICO) (18)
D: Andrew Davis
Warner Bros. (Steven Seagal & Andrew Davis)
USA 🇺🇸 1988
W: Steven Pressfield, Ronald Shusett, Andrew Davis & Steven Seagal
DP: Robert Steadman
Ed: Michael Brown
Mus: David M. Frank
Steven Seagal (Sgt. Nicolo 'Nico' Toscani), Pam Grier (Delores 'Jacks' Jackson), Henry Silva (Kurt Zagon), Daniel Faraldo (Tony Salvano), Sharon Stone (Sara Toscani)
Action hokum with Steven Seagal which would be best appreciated by fans and bigger fans only.
A martial arts expert/cop uncovers corruption in the CIA. That's about the long and short of it.
It's a woodenly acted, preposterously-plotted action vehicle for Steven Seagal during the early days of his film career. It's not the best of his work, but it certainly isn't the worst either.
Quite fun if you're not expecting too much, but not particularly memorable and not really one to watch more than once.