Watch A Good Man
- 1 hr 43 min
Steven Seagal takes the lead role in the action-packed 2014 thriller A Good Man. Directly targeted at hard-core action lovers, the movie tells the story of Alexander, who after retiring from the special forces attempts to live a normal life. However, he is pulled back in for the sake of his family as he comes out to protect them. Seagal plays Alexander, who lives in a world of generic white-collar jobs, family disagreements, and old-age cares. When Alexander's life takes a tragic turn, he discovers that his past is back to haunt him. His past job has now become a critical predicament for his loved ones. Alexander is now on a quest to keep his family safe from professional assassins who are determined to inflict devastating harm on them. To his advantage, Alexander still has the resilience, strength, and combat skills he had acquired during his tenure as a soldier. But this time, he is not alone in the fight. He ropes in a few old buddies to get the job done, including Nick (played by Victor Webster), who provides much-needed assistance throughout the movie. The movie also features Iulia Verdes, who plays young Sasha, the daughter of a notorious crime boss, and Tzi Ma as the villainous encounter. The movie consists of an assortment of awe-inspiring stunts and spectacular fighting scenes against a background of a fast-paced narrative. With non-stop action throughout the movie, A Good Man is great escapism for people who enjoy violent movies. One of the most entertaining aspects of the movie is the development of Seagal's character. Alexander faces a moral dilemma in protecting his loved ones while not reverting back to past war tactics. He must balance his experience as a military man with his domestic responsibilities as a father and partner. The storyline feels a bit typical of the action genre, but flawlessly executed with twists thrown in. Director Keoni Waxman shows an enthralling depiction of action and awareness of Seagal's strengths. The audience is drawn into the operation, as you find yourself rooting for the star in the final showdown. Coming in at just over an hour and a half, the movie is a quick watch but worth it if you're a fan of the action. The fight scenes are faultless, and the sound is perfect. The cinematography is nothing special, but it doesn't matter, as the action scenes take over. Seagal's performance is admirable, although the nature of the film calls more for action than drama. Overall, A Good Man is an action movie for those looking for gunfight sequences, knife fights, and extreme stunts. The script isn't anything extraordinary, and the characters are not deeply developed. However, the movie is a ride that pays off for spectators willing to strap in and enjoy Seagal's talents.