Maximum Conviction (2012) Movie Review
Released : Nov. 6th, 2012
Reviewed : Nov. 19th, 2012
Genre : Action
Story (from IMDB) :
When former black ops operative Tom Steele (Seagal) and his partner Manning (Austin) are assigned to decommission an old prison, they must oversee the arrival of two mysterious female prisoners. Before long, an elite force of mercenaries assault the prison in search of the new arrivals. As the true identities of the women are revealed, Steele realizes he’s caught in the middle of something far bigger than he had imagined.
Steven Seagal and Steve Austin make a great team up and I’m glad they finally made it.
As expected the story isn’t the strong point of the movie. It follows the generic plot of new inmates in prison with more back story to them then is explained. The group of people who are attempting to break them out go pretty much unnamed as well. I guess in a Steven Seagal movie you aren’t really looking for a great deep story.
The real joy in this movie is getting to see Seagal and Austin fight people. As normal for Seagal I don’t think he ever gets hit and is just such a great fighter that he can take people out by merely slapping them and giving them a hip toss. Still though he is enjoyable to watch fight. Austin on the other hand plays the cocky guy he always has been and his fight scenes are most realistic almost with how they are done. The action itself isn’t bloody really or anything even with the many firefights that take place.
One of the best things though is how well Steve Austin and Seagal work together. Not only is the dialog for this movie pretty humorous but their chemistry is great. Austin is more macho and funny against Seagal’s more serious tone work well. It’s a match that should of been done a long time ago and it’s just too bad that since it went straight to DVD almost unnoticed that more people won’t see it.
Even with a lackluster story Austin And Seagal make the movie enjoyable with good action scenes and great on screen chemistry. It is worth the watch.