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If you disregard his appearance in Robert Rodriquez’ «Machete» a little, since this was primarily a Danny Trejo vehicle, then I have to say it so clearly: Steven Seagal has n’t had one for more than twenty years really usable action film. That’s a pity, because the aikido master caused quite a stir in the 1990s with «Nico», «Deadly Revenge», «Deadly Revenge» and last but not least «Alert Level: Red».
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With the beginning of the 2000s, however, Steven Seagal’s career began to nosedive, and not just for me. » Exit Wounds — Die Copjäger » from 2001 is the last big gasp before descending into the direct-to-DVD swamp with junk like «Out For A Kill», «Submerged» or «Attack Force». The action hit by Andrzej Bartokowiak is now available in the uncut FSK 18 version as a Netflix subscription .
The fact that «Exit Wounds» still proves to be a fast-paced, sometimes heavily choreographed action snack is down to director Andrzej Bartkowiak . The Polish filmmaker was previously able to prove himself as a cameraman on «Falling Down», «Lethal Weapon 4» or «Speed», before staging his first feature film «Romeo Must Die» — and proving his action skills once again. «Exit Wounds» is no exception and is primarily classic genre cinema, which is characterized by a pleasant lack of frills and doesn’t take itself too seriously.
That’s what «Exit Wounds» is about
Detective Orin Boyd (Steven Seagal) is a merciless operative with a lot on his plate and is sent to the worst police station in all of Detroit for his recent misconduct. But Boyd doesn’t even think about letting himself down at his new job and doesn’t give up the fight against injustice and the widespread corruption among his colleagues.
In order to be able to finally clean up, he enters into an unusual alliance. Joining forces with notorious drug dealer Latrell Walker (hip-hop star DMX ) and together the unlikely duo becomes increasingly entangled in a deadly conspiracy that takes Boyd and Walker to the highest echelons of police headquarters.
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