On Deadly Ground
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Jennings (Michael Caine), a corrupt company owner will stop at nothing to open a new refinery in Alaska. Forrest Taft (Steven Seagal), a disgruntled former employee is chosen by an Eskimo chief as savior of his people. Forrest's mission is to prevent the new refinery from beginning work before the land rights are returned to the Eskimos. ~ Linda Rasmussen, Rovi

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Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This is a vanity production parading as a social statement."
‑ Leonard Klady, Variety
"The less said about Joan Chen, the better. To say that her talents are wasted is to understate the matter."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"A vanity project in the strongest sense of the term, this film has it all: bad acting, bad writing, bad direction, bad action sequences."
‑ Michael Dequina, TheMovieReport.com
"I mean, if you do rent it, and I don't reccomend you do, make sure you just skip the last 10 minutes."
‑ Ted Prigge, rec.arts.movies.reviews
"Seagal's character -- whose name is Forrest! -- blows up so much of the Alaskan ecology, one wonders why he's so concerned about oil spills."
‑ Chris Hicks, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
"In contrast to his short, sharp fighting style, Seagal's presentation of the human conflicts and underlying issues consists of vague, sweeping gestures."
‑ , Time Out
"Martial arts maven Seagal has long been on deadly ground with critics, and this, his directorial debut, is likely to keep him there."
‑ Richard Harrington, Washington Post
"Just what the world needs, environmental lessons from Steven Seagal."
‑ Jeffrey Westhoff, Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
"The ultimate problem with any Steven Seagal project is that it must inevitably star Steven Seagal."
‑ Scott Renshaw, rec.arts.movies.reviews
"Certain things must be answered, like Seagal's environmental lip service that is utterly mocked by the movie's need to blow things up and destroy property."
‑ Marjorie Baumgarten, Austin Chronicle
"You can't preach about preserving the environment and make movies full of sludge."
‑ Janet Maslin, New York Times
"As a performer, Seagal is singularly lacking in grace and charisma. As a director, he more than lives up to his ham-fisted acting."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"In the end, you want a good movie with message about ecology and how to preserve human nature? Forget it; go to a Green peace conference."
‑ Oz, eFilmCritic.com
"One of the most despised motion pictures, not just among Steven Seagal's works, but also in entire movie history."
‑ Dragan Antulov, rec.arts.movies.reviews
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