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A Good Man (2014/Lionsgate DVD)

Picture: B Sound: B Extras: C- Telefilm: D

Steven Seagal stars in Keoni Waxman's A Good Man - which is about as dull as an action movie could possibly be. This movie is a basic story of vigilantism. After an illustrious special ops career ends in disaster, Alexander (Steven Seagal) goes off the grid and attempts to lead a quiet life as a handyman at an apartment complex.

But when one of his tenants and her family fall under the thumb of a Russian gangster, Alexander is dragged into an all-out war between rival Chinese and Russian gangs forcing him to not only defend the family, but bringing him face to face with an old foe, and giving him one more chance to reconcile his past.

Naturally, some armed goatee wearing bad guys are due to get their wrists bent and their heads smashed through door panels in a gruff violent way. And just so we are square, Seagal starts killing truckloads of mobsters with a samurai (because he also has beef with the Chinese mob leader). The fact is, this premise should be horrendous stuff but it strangely remains mediocre, more or less, just inoffensively.. dull.

I feel like Seagal just needs to hang up carrying films. He was fine as a cameo in The Expendables but let's face it - he's not Sly Stallone or even Jean Claude Van Damme. Those guys haven't aged as terribly and seem gruffer.

The picture and sound are fine for this DVD release - presented in anamorphically enhanced standard definition with a 2.40:1 widescreen aspect ratio and a lossy Dolby Digital 5.1 track. Subtitles on the disc are in English and Spanish.

Special Features are minimal with a Behind The Scenes featurette and a Trailer Gallery.

- James Harland Lockhart V



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