Under Siege
Under Siege (1992)

Andrew Davis directed this exciting thriller starring Steven Seagal, sans ponytail, and featuring electric, over-the-top performances by Gary Busey and Tommy Lee Jones. This action saga takes place on the battleship USS Missouri, about to… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: October 9, 1992
DVD Release Date: August 27, 1997
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Critic Score: 76% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune

The tension and humor level tail off a bit toward the conclusion, but Steven Seagal and Chicago director Andy Davis clearly declare themselves as top-flight talent.

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John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

I'm not sure the wife or girlfriend would approve, but for the man of the house, it's above-average beer-and-pretzels material.

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Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review

Seagal's best film.

Emanuel Levy

Slick, old-fashioned formulaic entertainment

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Clint Morris

Steven Seagals' finest moment....action from go to whoa

Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star

Vintage Seagal. Although that's not much of a compliment.

Rob Gonsalves

Seagal, it turns out, is only as good as his director.

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Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily

A big step above Seagal's usual dreck thanks to skillful direction by Andrew Davis and strong villains played by Tommy Lee Jones and Gary Busey.

Brian Mckay

The movie that was almost DIE HARD on a cruise ship. Bad script and acting made up for by Segal's butt-kicking, and Lee Jones and Busey in full-on hammy villain mode.

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Flixster Audience Score: 61% Flixster User Reviews
Phil Hubbs
Here we go, Steven Seagal's response to Bruce Willis and 'Die Hard', his very own Die Hard and quite possibly the first film after 'Die… More
Directors Cat
Despite many technical flaws such as plot holes and not actually making much sense almost at all, Under Siege is still an entertaining and immensely likable… More
Alex roy
Under Siege is one of those films that relies on previous action flicks to create its plot. Despite this, this is a fun little flick that is purely mindless… More
Derek Daniels
Seagal's best movie (even though Hard To Kill is at the top of my list) this has great performances by Jones and the real-life nutcase Busey as terrorists… More
Chris Weber
This is definitely one of the high points of Steven Seagal's career, maybe because it is his second time working Andrew Davis, who seems usually seems to… More
Lenny Muggsy
Not too much going on but I think Seagal was effective at going mainstream with this.