Half Past Dead
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Action hero Steven Seagal goes behind bars -- though don't worry, he isn't really a bad guy -- in this action thriller. Sascha Petrosevitch (Seagal) is an FBI agent working undercover to infiltrate a gangland kingpin's operations. While Petrosevitch is able to gain the trust of one of the gangster's lieutenants, Nick Frazier (Ja Rule), things go haywire during an FBI raid, and Petrosevitch takes several slugs in the back as he struggles to maintain his cover. Eight months later, Petrosevitch and Frazier are serving time together in the newly refurbished Alcatraz Penitentiary,… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 3%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The title of this dismal action flick refers to the Seagal character's having suffered a near-death experience, though he's returned from the other side with a remarkable lack of insight."
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"Corny, nonsensical buddy flick."
‑ Walter Dawkins, Village Voice
"Low quality even for Seagal's standards."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"Seagal at his most minimal, saying and doing less in this film than in practically any film he's been in. Maybe it's for the best."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"...makes something retarded like Con Air look like an absolute action classic. And that's saying something."
‑ Scott Weinberg, eFilmCritic.com
"Half Past Dead may be the year's funniest unintentional comedy for its inane plot, repetitive, unimaginative stunts and dreadful dialogue."
‑ David Germain, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"This is so bad."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"I can't think of anything more cringe-inducing than Seagal saying, in a strained would-be ghetto accent, 'We aight.'"
‑ Michael Dequina, TheMovieReport.com
"A sizeable amount of the budget for this lazy film must have been spent on ammunition."
‑ Philip French, Guardian
"[Steven Seagal's] trademark limb-breaking is absent."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Sometimes, when you've just wasted a tenner and a perfectly good evening watching another dumb, gratuitously gun-filled, hackneyed, nonsensical action picture, don't you wish you were as thick, lazy and easily pleased as Hollywood wants you to be?"
‑ Derek Adams, Time Out
"Here, common sense flies out the window, along with the hail of bullets, none of which ever seem to hit Sascha."
‑ Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post
"What is it about Steven Seagal and three-word movie titles?"
‑ Urban Cinefile Critics, Urban Cinefile
"... satisfies neither intellectually nor viscerally."
‑ Mark Collette, Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
"It's quite slick, but Seagal's fans won't necessarily get what they paid for."
‑ Simon Braund, Empire Magazine
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