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(2.5 STARS) No Better or No Worse Than "The Keeper"
Tsuyoshi | Kyoto, Japan | 05/08/2010
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Steven Seagal's new movie "A Dangerous Man" is directed by Keoni Waxman, the same director responsible for the so-so action "The Keeper." To me the former is no better or no worse than the latter. The differences are "A Dangerous Man" has a more complicated (or confusing) storyline involving Chinese and Russians, and also supporting actors including Byron Mann, previously seen in Seagal's "Belly of the Beast" in 2003.
In "A Dangerous Man" Steven Seagal is Shane Daniels, an ex-military special agent who was wrongly convicted for murder. After six years in prison he is finally released, but his wife has already left him. Then while drinking in a parking lot, Shane saves the life of a young car thief Sergey (Jesse Hutch) and a kidnapped woman named Tia (Marlaina Mah). And Shane gets a bag full of cash. Maybe we should forget the muddled story. In short, Seagal's is a hero, "a good guy" who happens to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.
As a low-budget film, actions of "A Dangerous Man" are just average. Keoni Waxman seems to prefer murky photography in shooting his films, so most of the film's actions take place during the night, and sometimes it is hard to tell who is shooting who. As to Seagal's martial arts action, it is the same as in "The Keeper," which means nothing special.
The most disappointing thing about "A Dangerous Man" is that Byron Mann's character, a baddie called "The Colonel." As you know, underrated Byron Mann can really act and do actions, but here he is not allowed to show what he can do. Not a single moment. But maybe we shouldn't complain. Had he given a chance to do so, the film would have had a different ending."