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Kill Switch (2008)

R  |  Video  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  7 October 2008 (USA)
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A troubled detective travels to Memphis in order to track down a pair of serial killers.

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A troubled detective travels to Memphis in order to track down a pair of serial killers.

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His rules. His way. No exceptions.


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Rated R for strong brutal violence, language and some nudity | See all certifications »

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The film later received theatrical distribution exclusively in the United Arab Emirates in 2009. See more »

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Shows the same face of Jacob (Steven Seagal) in the first bar fight scene multiple time before showing his stunt double kicking their ass. See more »

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6 February 2009 | by See all my reviews

Steven Seagal's previous film, "Pistol Whipped", was a pretty solid little low-budget action thriller, and it looked as if Seagal was finally starting to learn from his mistakes and improve upon them. "Kill Switch" makes "Pistol Whipped" look like a fluke. Does he honestly expect people to like this movie? For starters, the fight scenes are a joke. They're hardly even fight scenes - mostly just Seagal beating up people. Or should I say, his frequently obvious stunt double beating up people. They are edited very annoyingly, with lots of dropped frames, repeated shots, and close-ups of frantically waving arms. Seagal adopts a ridiculous (I think it was meant to be Southern - "Y'all", "Lord Have Mercy", "Sho Nuff", etc.) accent, has a love interest at least 20 years younger than him, whom he completely ignores, because that's what all supercool detectives like him do, and is joined in his latest investigation by a rookie female FBI agent, whom he's a complete jerk to, because, again, that's what all supercool detectives like him do. Did I mention that "he's a genius" and that "he doesn't follow protocol"? And what's with the film's fascination with torture, sadism, close-ups of corpses....blergh. Is Seagal making a play for the "SAW" market? And let's not even mention the completely nonsensical ending. The only semi-redeeming features of "Kill Switch" are some unintentional laughs, and the presence of Holly Dingard and Isaac Hayes (in one of his last roles). *1/2 out of 4.


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