Fire Down Below
Fire Down Below (1997)

The sleepy appearance of an Appalachian coal-mining community belies the presence of a sinister toxic waste-dumping scheme that is poisoning local plant and animal life as well as area residents. The murder of an environmental protection… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: September 5, 1997
DVD Release Date: September 4, 2001
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Critic Score: 11% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Stephen Hunter
Washington Post

As a movie, it's a piece of drivel.

Sean P. Means

Seagal barely works up a sweat... He certainly doesn't work up any drama.

Chuck O'Leary

A real pleasant surprise with a less brash, more likable Seagal. Manages to show a genuine affection for the kind of rural folks elitist Hollywood usually ridicules.

James Berardinelli

By-the-book stuff, but that's what's expected whenever the name 'Steven Seagal' tops the marquee.

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Tom Keogh

One big self-distraction and nothing that vaguely resembles a real film.

Judith Egerton
Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)

Fire Down Below is an action film that's deadly slow and stupid -- like most of the mountain people portrayed in the film.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

There are movies that you know can't be any good, so they'd better be great. Fire Down Below ... achieves that grand level of absurdity.

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Douglas Pratt

The eco-hero who strikes fear in the heart of every polluting industrialist and sighs of pity in the heart of every fashion designer, Steven Seagal, takes his act to the backwoods of Kentucky

James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

Marg Helgenberger plays Jack's love interest, the kind of tormented backwoodsy recluse Helen Reddy used to sing songs about. The stultifying aw-shucks courtship between the two is like a nightmarish version of 'The Bridges of Madison County'...

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Flixster Audience Score: 35% Flixster User Reviews
Arash Xak
Is there a single worthwhile Seagal movie out there?
danny d
i love this movie. this is one of my guilty pleasures. seagal movies arent "good", but they are at the same time good. this is one of his best.
Derek Daniels
If you can't stand country music like me, then you'll enjoy watching Seagal total wannabe fighters like Mark Collie. Unfortunately, Seagal tries to… More
Khris N
An eco-thriller for Segal Fans. Alright stuff.... the rattlesnake scenes were good - but the action is what counts.
Dean McKenna
Steven Seagal goes after some nasty corporate types who are covertly dumping toxic waste in Kentucky's Appalachian hills while the locals suffer at their… More
Joseph Eastmond
This was most certianly the best Seagal film. Hanner SR: You're violating my constitutional rights. Jack Taggert: I will show you a new meaning to the… More