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Absolution (2015)

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When a contract killer (Steven Seagal) encounters a girl on the run from a mob boss (Vinnie Jones) with powerful political ties, he is torn between protecting the girl, and remaining loyal ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Steven Seagal ... John Alexander
Byron Mann ... Chi
Howard Dell ... Van Horn
Adina Stetcu ... Nadia
Vinnie Jones ... The Boss
Josh Barnett ... Colt
Maria Bata ... Diana
Cosmin Dominte ... Sergei
Sergiu Costache ... The Afghani
George Remes ... Victor
Sabina Branduse ... John's Wife
Lavinia Geambasu Lavinia Geambasu ... Working Girl
Massimo Dobrovic ... Handler
Claudiu Bleont Claudiu Bleont ... Working Girl's John
Andreea Afloarei Andreea Afloarei ... Receptionist


When a contract killer (Steven Seagal) encounters a girl on the run from a mob boss (Vinnie Jones) with powerful political ties, he is torn between protecting the girl, and remaining loyal to the government agency that hired him for the mission. Written by Lionsgate

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, language and some drug use | See all certifications »



Romania | USA | Ukraine



Release Date:

15 May 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mercenary: Absolution See more »

Filming Locations:

Bucharest, Romania See more »


Box Office


$14,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$10,574,907, 31 December 2015
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The film is meant to be a sequel to A Good Man (2014), which was a sequel to Force Of Execution (2013), in which Steven Seagal also portrays the character of John Alexander. See more »


Nadia explains to John (Seagal) how they were captured by the boss and that her sister was killed by the boss. How would she know her sister was killed as she escaped from the room prior to her sister being killed. See more »


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Fighting scenes aren't bad! 3/10
9 May 2015 | by leonblackwoodSee all my reviews

Review: This is another one of those low budget action movies, with terrible acting and a silly storyline. Steven Seagal is hired to take out a drug dealer and uncovers a drug ring that involves trafficking and prostitution. One of the girls escapes a torturer and just happens to run into Seagal who, against his morals, uses his skills to save her. She then gives him information to take-down the drug and prostitution lords with the help of his trusted friend, Chi. Seagal, actually wasn't to bad in the movie and I liked the relationship between him and Chi, his sidekick, but the film looked cheap and some of the acting and one liners were awful. The action scenes weren't bad that bad, especially from Seagal & Chi, but it's predictable from the beginning to end. I wasn't expecting that much from the film, so I wasn't overly disappointed. It's basically what it says on the tin! 

Round-Up: It's a shame that Steven Seagal only gets the chance to star in straight to DVD movies because his cool demeanor and great fighting skills were great in movies like Under Siege and Marked For Death. After he started to put on weight, his movies became terrible and he wasn't taken that seriously in Hollywood so he must be starring in these low budget movies to pays the bills. Vinnie Jones has also become a straight to DVD actor who plays the same type of roles all of the time. Since his move to Hollywood from football, he has only started in a handful of big budget movies and his career hasn't really blown up like Jason Statham. It seems like he is also just starring in these movies to pay the bills! I did like Seagals sidekick, played by Byron Mann who starred in the terrible Streetfighter movie and had small parts in Red Corner, The Corrupter and Catwoman but the rest of the cast wasn't that great.

I recommend this movie to people who are into their action/crime movies about Steven Seagal taking down a drug ring. 3/10

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