Half Past Dead
Half Past Dead (2002)

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… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: November 15, 2002
DVD Release Date: March 4, 2003
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Critic Score: 3% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Seagal is now too bulky to make a convincing action hero, and Half Past Dead is too silly and incoherent to deliver any visceral kicks.

J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

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.

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Walter Dawkins
Village Voice

Corny, nonsensical buddy flick.

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Kevin Carr
Fat Guys at the Movies

The tag line for Half Past Dead is "The good. The bad. And the deadly." They should have stuck with simply, "The Bad."

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David Germain
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Half Past Dead may be the year's funniest unintentional comedy for its inane plot, repetitive, unimaginative stunts and dreadful dialogue.

Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

This is so bad.

Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Low quality even for Seagal's standards.

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Derek Adams
Time Out

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?

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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

Here, common sense flies out the window, along with the hail of bullets, none of which ever seem to hit Sascha.

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Michael Dequina

I can't think of anything more cringe-inducing than Seagal saying, in a strained would-be ghetto accent, 'We aight.'

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Flixster Audience Score: 37% Flixster User Reviews
danny d
this was a decent watch because its seagal and im a sucker for that guy. really, this was a silly movie that shows how far seagal has fallen since he was… More
Bobby Hobbs
I always enjoyed Seagals abilitys in Martial-arts more then acting, as well as Ja Rules ability too rap over acting - but other then that, it wasnt TOO bad.… More
Derek Daniels
Pitiful acting, even for a later Seagal flick. What happened to the action in his films, especially the actual hand-to-hand fighting? They actually made a… More
xGary Xx
A round of applause for the person responsible for that title. No, seriously. It's poetry. More brainless thuggery from the tubbiest martial artist this… More
Derek A
<i>"The rumor is you went half past dead and came back."</i> Let's get this out of the way: YES, Steven Seagal does break… More
Dean McKenna
This action flick has lengths to obscure Steven Seagal's bulk, while the plot suffers from familiarity and lack of conviction.