Mercenary for Justice (2006) - Action, Drama, Thriller

Hohum Score

27

Watchable

A mercenary gets involved in a mission that threatens the lives of his kin. In order to succeed, he must break into one of the most wellguarded prisons in Eastern Europe and free the son of the most notorious drug lord in the world today.

IMDB: 4.1
Director: Don E. FauntLeRoy
Stars: Steven Seagal, Jacqueline Lord
Length: 91 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 8 out of 36 found boring (22.22%)

One-line Reviews (24)

So it was entertaining.

It seems Steven Seagal's moves are becoming slower and slower after each film he makes.

A lot of money has been spent on making it realistic and entertaining.

FauntLeRoy who is also credited as cinematographer Mercenary for Justice was the second of three awful straight-to-video/DVD action flicks he made with Seagal (the other's being Today You Die (2005) & Urban Justice (2007) which are just as bad) & at this stage I seriously doubt whether Seagal will ever make a decent action film again, entertaining action fare such as Hard to Kill (1990), Marked for Death (1990), Out for Justice (1991) & the two Under Siege (1992, 1995) films seem a distant memory from a very long time ago.

They're by the numbers and more than a tad repetitive.

All in all, MERCENARY FOR JUSTICE is a film more entertaining than it has any right to be, and a real treat for Seagal fans who thought the actor had lost his way.

One of the main problems with Mercenary for Justice in my opinion is that it's insanely complicated & tries to be too clever, there are all sorts of vague double crosses & ulterior motives & supposed twists & turns that are just so contrived & convoluted that they make little sense & are so badly written & presented end up making the whole film feel like a complete unfocused mess.

Seagal is John Seegar (the best in the business of course) the most decorated soldier there is, and he seems utterly bored with his work.

Seagal looks old, overweight and lethargic in his recent films and aside from the slightly more professional twosome of Into The Sun and Belly Of The Beast, looks utterly bored.

Is that confusing?

There's plenty of explosions but the film is badly edited and the fights sequences are particularly dull, despite Seagal's participation in them.

A bland soldier of fortune actioner .

A lot of money has been spent on making it realistic and entertaining.

All things considered, it is worth the watch.

The dialogue is lame and predictable, whilst the cast is uninspiring, and only seem slightly less bored than Seagal.

These days Seagal is fat, you can see it & he's out of shape & not that menacing & he looks sluggish, slow & unconvincing in the action scenes.

And these action scenes are pretty boring.

The action is boring, the story/script is a joke (where did the blonde from the beginning go?

All I ask from a Seagal films is entertainment, but I was bored my MFJ.

It's all coming too easy to be exciting.

As for the Screenplay, it has some interesting moments & some sequences, particularly the penultimate portions, are engaging.

As such the poor cast fails to engage in the dull and dragging scenes without the main man Seagal.

After I was bored to death with OUT OF REACH and INTO THE SUN I gave up and said I would return till Seagal did a decent film again.

Don't get me wrong, you can detect his laziness, it has its dull spots like many of his DTV films.