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Burn Notice: The Fall of Sam Axe2011

Burn Notice: The Fall of Sam Axe (2011)




Critic Consensus: Burn Notice: The Fall of Sam Axe is a nifty showcase for the roguish charisma of Bruce Campbell, even if it feels more like an extended television episode rather than a feature film.

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Sam Axe's last official mission before he retires to Miami. Follows Sam Axe on a mission in Latin America and gives us a glimpse into his military past.


RonReaco Lee
as Ben Delaney
Pedro Pascal
as Colonel Veracruz
John Diehl
as Adm. James G. Lawrence
Chandra West
as Donna Maitland

Critic Reviews for Burn Notice: The Fall of Sam Axe

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (4)

It's not bad, but not particularly the best outing for anyone involved.

October 25, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Campbell can be heroic and self-effacing in the same scene, and his followers will delight in the mixture of blazing action and comedic romp.

October 25, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Campbell's got the charisma and self-deprecating sense of humor to carry a whole film. We know that. But the Sam presented here isn't nearly as much fun as Campbell gets to be on the show.

October 25, 2018 | Full Review…

Fans should enjoy Campbell's performance, but Sam Axe deserved a more interesting fall.

March 6, 2018 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Has all its bases covered for a successful comedy: a witty script (from the series creator Matt Nix), expert direction (by the series star Jeffrey Donovan) and a flawed but fun character, deftly portrayed by Campbell.

October 25, 2018 | Full Review…

One of those few TV movies that totally gets the audience it's playing to. If you love Burn Notice, then Sam's fall from the ranks of military, is probably exactly what you were hoping for.

October 25, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Burn Notice: The Fall of Sam Axe

A great blast of an adventure. It's absolutely a wonderful time on the television set with this great prequel to one of the USA Networks best shows, Burn Notice. The shows star, Jeffrey Donovan directs this special made-for tv movie that delivers the shows trademark of dark humor, crisp action and smarts. A thrilling, funny, action-packed and very entertaining movie. Bruce Campbell is perfect, he returns to one of his most popular characters past, bringing lots of fun and energy to the role and showing he is having a great time with this story.

Al S
Al S

Super Reviewer

SNL: "What is Burn Notice?" "Is it a reality show about sunglasses?"

Sean Gillespie
Sean Gillespie

Super Reviewer


This is, in my opinion, the best made-for-TV movie I have ever seen. Bruce Campbell is perfect in this kind of role.

Stephen Earnest
Stephen Earnest

Super Reviewer

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