Terrorists take over a battleship to sell the nuclear arms aboard. However, they have not taken the ship's cook into account when they planned the takeover. — Genre: Feature Film-Action/Adventure — Rating: R — Release Date: 3... more »-FEB-2004
In Steven Seagal's entertaining "Die Hard" variant, terrorists hijack the USS Missouri, intent on stealing its nuclear missiles. Fortunately the ship's cook happens to be Casey Ryback - former Navy SEAL, one man army and all around American bad-ass.
Tommy Lee Jones is a hoot as the head bad guy while Erika "Baywatch" Eleniak provides this sausage fest with some much needed eye candy. "Under Siege" is still Seagal's best movie, for whatever that's worth.
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Laura B. from LUBBOCK, TX Reviewed on 11/4/2008...
Seagal at his best without a doubt.
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Lori C. from LISLE, IL Reviewed on 11/4/2008...
i have the 2ed move but i think this one is the best
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Definitely Seagal's best movie so far
Dumb Blonde Reviewing | In my bed | 02/06/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Steven Seagal is finally coming to Scotland, Edinburgh specifically, to play with his band Thunderbox. Although he has a few more chins than he used to, my boyfriend is thinking of going to see him in concert, so what better way to celebrate the fact a major star is coming to Edinburgh, than to watch a movie?
I'm normally not that fussed about Mr Seagal. I own one of his movies (Marked For Death), but I've discovered, since watching this, that I have so much more respect for him when he doesn't have that ponytail. Which just looks silly on a guy that big anyway. I knew I was going to be watching this, as it was "reserved" for watching on the brand new, HD DVD player that now resides in my boyfriend's sitting room. It was my first viewing of a HD DVD and overall, I was very impressed.
Shock horror, you do actually get to see Steven SMILE in this film, which made me start to like him even more. Normally, he's all serious. It did look like he was going to start dancing at one point, which would have left me cringing, but thankfully, he didn't. Gary Busey and Tommy Lee Jones join him in this movie, including some female nudity from Erika Eleniak, who proves she can handle a gun that looks bigger than her. This is a very stereotypical action movie of the nineties, where terrorists take over whatever it is. In this case, it's a very big naval battleship. Tommy Lee Jones looks like he came straight from the sixties to this point in time. There's not much to the story, but Seagal saves the day, leading everybody along in the process to believe that he's nothing but a lowly cook.
The HD is very impressive, looks great on a 50 inch big screen (some guys have cars - my boyfriend has all his TV stuff and DVDs), the picture has been remastered, and is brighter and sharper than you can possibly imagine. There's no extras on this unfortunately, just a trailer, but some other HDs boast of in movie experiences etc. Shame they couldn't have brought back Steven for a "look back on..." or a commentary, I'm sure it would have been worthwhile.
Definitely the best Seagal movie in my eyes. Get it, watch it!"
Clean scenes, when treated
toddo | los angeles, ca | 03/25/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I would say 90% of the whole movie was cleaned and sharpened for HD. Other 10% of random scenes exhibited alot of grain and snow. Still a major improvement over the DVD release that I have viewed multiple times. Only wished they cleaned the whole movie. You won't miss the untreated scenes, extremely grainy. Otherwise, still a great movie in my opinion."
Don't ask this cook for chops
Jim LaRegina (email@example.com | New Jersey | 09/01/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"They say the villain makes or breaks an action-adventure flick. But in UNDER SIEGE, it's Navy-cook-turned-hero Steven Seagal, not villains Tommy Lee Jones and Gary Busey, who carries the film. Seagal's quiet demeanor is the calm before the storm of karate chops for Jones, Busey, and the rest of the antagonists who pick the wrong ship to hijack. The martial-arts actor even proves funny in UNDER SIEGE, in his non-verbal way. When he's not out-fighting them, he out-thinks them. The film ends on a weird note with the passionless kiss Seagal gives actress Erika Eleniak. See UNDER SIEGE - Steven Seagal mops the deck with those creeps, so who needs kissing, anyway?"
Seagal's Best Work
acinehermoso | 11/11/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is an engrossing tale taken from the mold of DIE HARD but it stands on its own thanks to a great performance by Seagal. This is probably his best film. It has great production values and an incredibly good cast. Most importantly, it entertains resoundingly. "
Great movie ,great action, good performance by seagal
Mark Esquilin | new york | 10/15/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"i really liked this seagal flick i think its one of his best. His dry humor worked perfectly in this movie , if he turned out more movies like this one he would be a house hold name. The adition of gary bussey and tommy lee jones were great villans, over the top and very cool. Seagal plays a cook/ ex navy seal, and tommy lee and bussey plays terrorists, bussey is sort of the serious no nonsense type , and tommy lee is more the hippy type/lunatic. The scenes of the battleship were amazing, i like this flick because its not ALL about seagal like his other movies usually focusing on him an leavin the movie to follow. There are some cool scenes with tommy lee and bussey in this one you feel seagal is in the movie as opposed to seagal an then the movie.The action is of course great , seagal is in top form in this one showing of he really is a martial arts master, the best fight scenes are of seagal an tommy lee mixing it up with knives in the films finale, truly amazing becuz tommy lee actually holds his own against seagal . Over all a great action movie i only wish the sequel was as good. "