Force of Execution Blu-ray Review

     Actors: Steven Seagal, Danny Trejo, David House, Dylan Kenin, Jenny Gabrielle
  • Director: Keoni Waxman
  • Format: Color, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: ANCHOR BAY
  • Release Date: December 17, 2013
  • Run Time: 99 minutes



            It would benefit these low budget action films to have a simple plot with minimal cast, but they are always convoluted and crammed with as many recognizable faces and names as possible. Even with a large cast, the story is never simple. It is always filled with a great many unnecessary scenes of serious-faced men proving how tough they are by the way they scowl. And when the action finally does arrive, it is never as impressive as you might hope. This may have something to do with the cast of veteran action actors who were in their prime two decades ago.


            Ignore the list of actors starring in this movie, such as Steven Seagal, Ving Rhames and Danny Trejo. They are all in this film, but can be considered no more than supporting actors to martial arts superstar Bren Foster, who is able to bring youth and speed to the action sequences while struggling to take a stab at the acting portion of the job. Foster stars as a hitman who is disgraced and dismissed by his mob boss, Mr. Alexander (Seagal), after a prison hit goes wrong. Years later he has the chance to redeem himself when he gets caught in the middle of a gang war with Mr. Alexander and a gangster known as ‘The Iceman’ (Rhames).


            What isn’t unnecessarily convoluted is unbelievably predictable in Force of Execution. This is nowhere near a good film, but it is also not bad enough to be memorable in any way. Instead, this is just a momentary distraction that you will not enjoy while you watch it and hardly remember once you have finished it. In other words, this film will eradicate 99 minutes of your life, like a black hole of entertainment. The Blu-ray special features include a featurette about the story.


    Entertainment Value: 4/10

    Quality of Filmmaking: 3/10

    Historical Significance: 1/10

    Disc Features: 3/10



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