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Driven to Kill (2009)

An ex-Russian mobster who is now a crime novelist must confront his past when his family is targeted by violence.

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Jeff King (as Jeff F. King)

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Mark James
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steven Seagal ... Ruslan
Mike Dopud ... Boris
Igor Jijikine ... Mikhail Abramov
Robert Wisden ... Terry Goldstein
Inna Korobkina ... Catherine
Zak Santiago ... Detective Lavastic
Andrew Rasputin ... Alex (as Alexander Rafalski)
Evgeniy Lazarev ... Bartender (as Eugene Lazarev)
Laura Mennell ... Lanie
Aleks Paunovic ... Tony
Ingrid Torrance Ingrid Torrance ... Detective Norden
Sergey Nasibov Sergey Nasibov ... Ilya (as Sergei Nasibov)
Dmitry Chepovetsky ... Stephan Abramov
Yan-Kay Crystal Lowe ... Tanya (as Crystal Lowe)
Daniel Cudmore ... Young Guy
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A former Russian mobster named Ruslan, who is now a crime novelist, returns home and discovers his daughter is marrying his arch nemesis. His past also comes back to haunt him when his family is threatened. Hungry for justice, Ruslan returns to the life he once knew...with a vengeance. Written by anon

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Some fathers fight for justice... Others for revenge. See more »

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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Rated R for strong violence throughout, language and some sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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USA | Canada | Russia

Language:

English | Russian

Release Date:

19 May 2009 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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$10,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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1.85 : 1
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Cheesy Mediocre Action
29 November 2012 | by Bob_the_HoboSee all my reviews

Former Russian diplomat and assassin Ruslan (Steven Seagal) is forced to reimmerse himself in the gang culture he thought he left behind when his family is attacked by his old cohorts at his daughter's wedding.

One of the first scenes of the film finds Steven Seagal seated across a table from a gorgeous babe (of course). Babe asks Steven to close his eyes. It's not as if you'd be able to tell, Seagal's face is constantly in a contorted squint. He doesn't seem to ever actually pronounce a line, just whisper his way through the film. Perhaps he thinks a Russian accent is a whisper?

"Driven to Kill" is not a driven film. For instance, why that title? Is Ruslan driven? It doesn't seem so. No one in the film seems to know exactly what it going on, not excepting the star. It is an uninspired, lackadaisical, but certainly not lazy film that makes an bizarre addition to the revenge genre.

All of the characters confuse themselves for each other until the film starts to resemble particularly runny porridge. Seagal's ex-wife and his daughter look the exact same age. The villains are all similar and none too smart but at least aren't all named "Ivan". The detectives are excruciatingly bad actors that make Steven Seagal look like Marlon Brando.

The cinematography is surprisingly decent. Overall the film doesn't outwardly look like a low-budget flick. It was surely filmed on the cheap in Canada and made to look like the United States. The action and fighting isn't terrible and kept me interested to see how our aging hero would take down the next baddie.

"Driven to Kill" is the epitome of a low-budget, fairly intriguing action movie ideal for late night viewing and late night reviewing. If you're a fan of Seagal or a fan of cheese, add it to your queue.


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