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Genre: Action/Thriller
Starring: Steven Seagal, Eddie Griffin, Carmen Serano, Cory Hart, Kirk B.R. Woller, Liezl Carstens, Jermaine Washington, Danny Trejo
Director: Don E. Fauntleroy
Rating: M18 (Violence and coarse language)
Year Made: 2007







Languages: English/Spanish/
Subtitles: English/Spanish/Chinese/
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1 Widescreen
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1
Running Time: 1 hr 36 mins
Region Code: PAL 3
Distributor: Origin Entertainment
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When a good cop gets blown away in a drive-by shooting, the police department writes it off as a random act of violence. Big mistake. That young cop has a father who happens to be a special forces-trained, street-fighting, nerves-of-steel avenger bent on one thing: justice. To find his son's killer, Simon Ballister moves into the worst part of town where his welcome wagon turns out to be two gang members whom he sends home bleeding. Ballister isn't easily deterred and he'll stop at nothing to find his son's killer. But these gangs have more men, more firepower, more police protection and the fearless and dangerous recklessness of youth- all of which Ballister plans to use against them.


When was the last time you saw Steven Seagal on the big screen?

Answer: Back in 2001 in a movie called “Exit Wounds”.

Since then, the pudgy action star has been dabbling in numerous straight-to-videos productions such as this title I’m reviewing.

In “Urban Justice”, Segal plays Simon Ballister, a supposedly special forces trained personnel whose son, a highly respected cop named Max was killed in rather mysterious circumstances. In comes angry papa who is determined to avenge his son.

You see, in a Steven Seagal movie, you don’t pry for more details such as why the higher authorities didn’t meddle in the case and yes, one single person can cleared up an entire neighbourhood of gangs. And don’t be further surprised that Seagal is always repeatedly playing roles liked American Operative, Undercover cop, CIA agent just to name a few.

Out of this 96 minutes production, there are countless mentions of the infamous F-word and exaggerating use of blood bags which proudly earns itself an M18 rating here. The story is as straight as a T and there are plenty of shootouts and hand-combat sequences to fill up the duration. Seagal looks like he still got the moves and could easily crack or smashed a thug’s hand or face despite his rising body weight.

If you don’t mind some mindless action and seeing Seagal whopping a whole lot of asses, then get a dose of “Urban Justice”.


This Code 3 DVD comes with zero extra features except trailers from other Sony releases.


The visual transfer of this DVD is far from perfect, certain scenes suffered from grain and edge enhancement. But consider it’s a straight to video production, some flaws are unavoidable.

Dialogue is not a problem here and the various sound effects such as gunshots are projected clearly out of the rear and surround speakers.



Review by Linus Tee


Other titles from Origin Entertainment:

. Perfect Stranger

. The Girl Who Leapt Through Time

. Reign Over Me

. Surf's Up

. 5ivegirls

. Vacancy

. Paprika

. Walking Tall: Lone Justice

. Dead Mary

. Spider-Man 3

. Priceless

. Trust the Man

. The Contractor

. Blood And Chocolate

. The Wicker Man

. Wind Chill

. Are We Done Yet?

. Android Apocalypse

. Elizabeth I

. The Proposition

. 3 Needles

. Ghost Rider

. The Pursuit of Happyness

. The Illusionist

. Catch & Release


This review is made possible with the kind support from Origin Entertainment


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