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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

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
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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 to the government agency that hired him for the mission. Written by Lionsgate

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Revenge Has Its Own Set Of Rules.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Romania | USA | Ukraine

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 May 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mercenary: Absolution See more »

Filming Locations:

Bucharest, Romania See more »

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Budget:

$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 »

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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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Written by: Scott Nickoley and Jamie Dunlap
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Seagal at his most brutal, but not really his best
18 October 2015 | by davideo-2See all my reviews

STASR RATING: ***** Saturday Night **** Friday Night *** Friday Morning ** Sunday Night * Monday Morning

Contract killer John Alexander (Steven Seagal) is approached by CIA boss Van Horn (Howard Dell) to eliminate an Afghan who is supposedly selling state secrets to the enemy. However, it is, of course, not as simple as this, and, when Nadia (Adina Stetcu), a young woman who has escaped from the clutches of The Boss (Vinnie Jones) comes crashing in to his lap, it leads John and his cohort Chi (Byron Mann) on a perilous mission of mayhem.

For a guy with a reputation for being tough to work with, Seagal certainly seems to keep attracting back the same directors, one of whom would be Keoni Waxman, with whom he's made this, one of his more brutal, unflinching efforts. As well as Waxman, he's reunited with some stars who he's made other films with before, including Jones, returning as the villain, and Mann, upstaging the now rather overweight Mr. Seagal with his high spinning, high kicking prowess. Allegedly, in his heyday, Seagal had a load of William Forsythe's scenes cut from Out for Justice for this same reason, but now, when his star's not what it once was, he can no longer demand anything, just accept how things are.

It may be hard core, and full on with the action and violence, but sadly the plot is inconsistent and unengaging, the same of which can be said for Jones in the villain role, whose role in the proceedings at times seems to be in serious question. If you're in an undemanding mood, and can overlook the problems, it might be okay. Seagal has made worse films, but he's certainly made much better. **


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