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      Mercenary for Justice

      R 2006 1 hr. 36 min. Action Mystery & Thriller List
      Reviews 28% 2,500+ Ratings Audience Score As a mercenary, John Seeger (Steven Seagal) has a reputation that precedes him. That's why he's being blackmailed into performing a risky job: breaking the son of a wealthy arms dealer out of a South African prison. With his friends taken hostage, Seeger agrees to do the deed -- but finds out too late that he's been double-crossed. Not one who likes being taken for a fool, Seeger hatches an elaborate plan to get even that will make the prison break look like capture the flag. Read More Read Less Watch on Peacock Stream Now

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      William D This is absolutely one of the worst films I have ever seen. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 11/27/23 Full Review Audience Member Stunts and explosions abound as an overweight action hero tries to save humanity. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member There are two kinds of people in the world. This you enjoy Steven Seagal and those who do not. I count myself among the former, though I'll readily admit a credible case can be made for both. Our pony-tailed hero plays the titular mercenary who is blackmailed into participating in a daring prison break, but then afterwards seek justice (i.e. bloody revenge on his blackmailers). That's pretty much it. Either you will be entertained by Seagal's Aikido moves (which seem progressively slower with each film and masked by quick editing) and his toupee wearing, big coat sporting swagger. The only things to distinguish this film from Seagal's other direct-to-video action films are that the mail vilian is played by Roger Guenveur Smith who I had a terrible time placing until I realized he played Smiley in "Do the Right Thing." Also worth noting is Jacqueline Lord is quite good as Seagal's female partner and according to IMDB Lesley-Anne Down appears uncredited as a newscaster, though I missed it. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review dave j Steven Segal as mercenary John Seeger who gets double crossed by his boss. He's then get blackmailed in saving another wealthy corrupt foreign arms seller's son from prison. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review camille l Avec un tel casting (Roger Guenveur Smith & Luke Goss en bad guys, Michael Kenneth Williams en sidekick), Mercenary for Justice était le film le plus alléchant avec Steven Seagal depuis bien 5 ans. Et pourtant, malgré un départ explosif et plutôt convaincant, le film se perd dans un mélange de personnages et d'intrigues toutes plus idiotes les unes que les autres et on finit par sortir totalement du film. C'est dommage, car les dialogues sont un peu moins mauvais que d'habitude, la réalisation de Don E. FauntLeRoy plutôt habile et la musique bien plus soignée que le dégueulis de trip-hop dont on a le droit d'habitude. Il en reste que Mercenary for Justice ne tient pas les 90 minutes, malheureusement. On est plus dans "Today you Die" que dans "Into the Sun"... Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Steven Seagal Stars As Mercenary, John Seeger In This Bullet-Riddled Path Of Vengeance After Being Blackmailed Into Staging A Prison Break As He's Double-Crossed In The Process. Typical Seagal Flick, With An OK, But Predictable Plot, That Seems To Be Overplayed. The Script Is Bad (Usual For A Seagal Flick), And The Acting Is Wooden, But It's The Elements Of The Action Sequences Which Makes This An Enjoyable Film. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Scott Weinberg DVD Clinic Those who enjoy Seagal's stuff will probably dig this one a little more than, say, OUT OF REACH FOR A SUBMERGED SUNBEAST'S BLACK BELLY FOREIGN DAWN KILL. Rated: 2/5 May 3, 2006 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis As a mercenary, John Seeger (Steven Seagal) has a reputation that precedes him. That's why he's being blackmailed into performing a risky job: breaking the son of a wealthy arms dealer out of a South African prison. With his friends taken hostage, Seeger agrees to do the deed -- but finds out too late that he's been double-crossed. Not one who likes being taken for a fool, Seeger hatches an elaborate plan to get even that will make the prison break look like capture the flag.
      Director
      Don E. Fauntleroy
      Executive Producer
      Boaz Davidson, Danny Dimbort
      Screenwriter
      Steve Collins
      Production Co
      Emmett/Furla Films, Nu Image, Millennium Films
      Rating
      R (Violence|Language)
      Genre
      Action, Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Apr 26, 2017
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