Not as good as some wincott films
dominion_ruler | Carolina, USA | 07/10/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I found this movie to get a bit confusing at times, unless you pay complete attention. The story, though a bit original, gets exciting at times, then a little draggy. Its about a lawyer named John (Jeff Wincott - Mission of Justice, The Killing Man, Deadly Bet) who goes to great lengths to make sure justice is served, even if it means going broke and borrowing money from crazy loan sharks. When he finally loses his job completely, John turns to his old friend Lewis (Paco Christian Prieto - Only The Strong, Champions) to help him get some money and repay his debts. Lewis forces John to fight in several ring fights, and John learns of the misdeed his old pal is involved with, forcing justice to once again be served. Interesting story, but felt inconsistent throughout.
Honestly, I bought the movie for 2 reasons - martial arts fighting and Jeff Wincott. The best thing about Street Law is in fact Jeff Wincott. You will most likely come across a better actor in the b-movie action genre who also has exceptional martial arts skills. He performs well in Street Law, and really creates an individual character, as he does well in most of his films. There is not much action until the ring fights, and even then they are probably the least exciting ring fights I have seen in any movie. Jeff Wincott is capable of good ring fights, as one of his earlier films - Deadly Bet - proves nicely. Its not really his faul in Street Law, it just looked like the creators barely tried to show off any good action. In the end, Wincott fights Prieto, in only an average fight. The directing is a little poor at first, then the last part of the fight is ok, but overall its just average, and what I would consider to be below average for these guys.
Street Law is a good b-movie, but its different and not necessarily always with good feeling. Wincott does the best with what he has to work with, the story is exciting about mid-way through the movie, but action is quite limited. Its not nearly what I expected, and once you've seen this movie once, you probably won't want to watch it again anytime too soon."
All the martial arts action you want in a movie ...
dominion_ruler | 10/17/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"a street-wise lawyer deep in debt is forced to repay by participating in illegal martial arts fights. jeff wincott exhibits his martial arts skill throughout the entire movie. though i didn't understand the indian connection depicted at the start of the story."