Born to Raise Hell

2010

Action / Crime / Thriller

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Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 24%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 24% · 250 ratings
IMDb Rating 4.3/10 10 4715 4.7K

Top cast

Steven Seagal as Robert 'Bobby' Samuels
Mike Dopud as Biker #1
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1 hr 36 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by poolandrews 2 / 10

"Turn around & bend over b*tch." More boring Seagal action rubbish.

Born to Raise Hell is set in Romania where tough American narcotics cop Robert 'Bobby' Samuels (Steven Seagal) works for the International Drug Task Force in an effort to stop the flow of illegal drugs & the revenues created by it funding terrorism. After a routine drugs bust Samuels is given the name of local drug lord Dimitri (Dan Badarau) who supplies several large scale dealers with their drugs, one of whom is the crazed & sadistic Costel (Darren Shahlavi). As Samules & the task force close in on them Dimitri & Costel start to turn on each other in order to save themselves & things get personal, eventually Dimitri & Samules form an uneasy partnership to take Costel & his gang down for good...

Directed by Lauro Chartrand this Easten European set crime thriller not only starred Seagal but he also produced & wrote the thing as well, I have to say I found Born to Raise Hell a throughly dull way to spend 90 minutes. All the usual low budget Seagal ingredients of recent times are present & correct, a cool sounding but meaningless title, a tough cop character, a few European bad guy's & lots of slow motion during the fight scenes. The plot, as it is, is rather dull with Seagal basically just tracking a couple of drug dealers who end up fighting between themselves & Seagal sort of steps in to pick up the pieces & sort everything out. There isn't much of a cohesive story, Seagal just sort of wanders around & crosses paths with the two dealers every so often, the film has no real purpose & secondary character's are poor of the clichéd bad guy with a gun type. Also isn't Seagal's character supposed to be the good guy cop? What's with this pact with Dimitri the drug dealer at the end? So Dimitri has morals as far as drug dealers go while Costel is much worse has he raps his victims & shoots kids as well, in fact Seagal & Dimitri even spark up a bit of a friendship that goes against everything his character should stand for. The dialogue is poor, the pacing is poor with various lame shoot-outs to pad the time out & it's throughly predictable & unoriginal.

As usual for most Seagal films these days Born to Raise Hell went straight to video but even that is too good for it, the film looks pretty drab as well with dark lighting & dull locations although I will say there are some really hot women in this so I suppose I can give it another star for that. The fights all annoying slow motion, image blur, freeze framing & other such trickery which just got on my nerves & looks cheap. There's no great thinking behind it & the makers just seem to have thought 'we haven't had any slow motion shots in a while so lets just put one here' without much regard to the scene in question.

The IMDb says Born to Raise Hell had a budget of about $10,000,000 which is total crap, there's no way this cost that much. Filmed in Bucharest in Romania. The acting is poor, Seagal mumbles his way through the film as usual while everyone else is just bad.

Born to Raise Hell is yet another crappy low budget European Seagal film with nothing to recommend it, a lack of decent action or a decent story really kill it. Sure there are a few good looking European girls but nothing else, one to avoid.

Reviewed by Hellmant 5 / 10

Born to make the same movie over and over again.

'BORN TO RAISE HELL': Two and a Half Stars (Out of Five)

Another generic Steven Seagal action film, in this one he plays an Interpol agent caught in the middle of a Russian and Gypsy street gang war in Eastern Europe. Seagal also wrote the script while veteran stuntman and actor Lauro Chartrand makes his directorial debut. Another up and coming martial arts star Darren Shahlavi co-stars as the movie's villain. The action scenes are decent but the story is tired and dull. If you're an action junkie and or Seagal fan you probably won't be disappointed though.

Seagal stars as Samuel Axel, an Interpol agent recently put on assignment in Eastern Europe. He's also breaking in a new partner, a rookie named Steve (D. Neil Mark) who's also expecting a child. The two are a part of a special task force investigating gun and dope smugglers in the Balkans. Their prime interests are a Gypsy gang leader named Costel (Shahlavi) and a Russian gang leader called Dimitri (Dan Badarau, who shares a striking resemblance with Marlon Brando). When things get messy Axel is forced to resort to unconventional measures in order to get the job done.

Like I said Seagal is credited for writing the script but it's basically just parts of a dozen other movies pieced together. The story is irrelevant and about as forgettable as they come. The action scenes are entertaining none the less. A much better fight scene could have been choreographed between Seagal and Shahlavi though. What we get is routine and could have been filmed with anyone opposite Seagal. What a waste of talent! Still the movie was made for just $10 million and say what you will about Seagal's career but his movies continue to be profitable successes. This is just one of many that will soon blur in with all the others but during the 90 minutes I spent watching it it was mildly entertaining.

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Reviewed by Someguysomwhere 5 / 10

Drug task force guy shoots, kicks, punches, and chops his way through drug peddlers.

Steven Seagal plays a member of an international drug task force located in Romania. The movie develops a clear direction when a guy he captures on a routine drug bust makes a deal with him and tells him about a sadistic and somewhat psychotic drug dealer named Costel who finances his buys by breaking and entering the houses of young rich couples whom he has some sort of deep resentment for. As well, he tells him about the gangster Costel is doing business with; a man named Dimitri. Seagal's character tries to bring them to justice as an antagonistic relationship escalates between the two men.

Seagal, with some kind of cowboy accent, I dunno, unnaturally black hair, and barrel-chested, is still frisky; still breaking any body part you're stupid enough to throw at him. I thought the movie was a solid action film and worth watching if you like shoot 'em ups. I've always thought that Seagal (and some other action stars of the like) practiced a kind of "slight-of-hand martial arts" aided by camera angles and editing. You really don't see what happens, just some hand movements and/or foot movements that may or may not have made sense and then the bad guy crashes to the floor. I'm pleased to say that there were some clear exchanges in this movie.

For anybody who cares: In my mind this movie is a "guy film". Seagal wrote in a sweet young thing for himself (And who can fault him? Ahhh, the perks of being both actor and writer) but her role was not that significant. The most time they spent on the screen together was maybe "5 minutes" ---if that. They talked a little about their relationship; how work was coming between them, or something like that. I dunno. I might have nodded off. Then after that "supposedly" they made love. There was some fading in and out of images; a hand here, a hand there. She was partially clothed and he was fully dressed (ready for action, I guess, but not that kind). Then after that we never see her again. The scene seemed almost obligatory.

Now if it were me, and I was both actor and writer, I would have written in a prolonged love scene with this charming girl (life is too short folks, opportunities must be seized). I would have shown that I was not only good with my fists, but also with my----. Well, I'm boring you. Sorry. Boloxxxi out. Love.

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