Hard to Kill (1990) - Rotten Tomatoes

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Hard to Kill (1990)




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Steven Seagal stars as L.A. detective Mason Storm who is left comatose for seven years after being shot by underlings of a corrupt politician (Bill Sadler). When Storm finally reawakens, he is desperate for revenge.

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Steven Seagal
as Mason Storm
Kelly LeBrock
as Andy Stewart
William Sadler
as Vernon Trent
Frederick Coffin
as Kevin O'Malley
Bonnie Burroughs
as Felicia Storm
Andrew Bloch
as Capt. Dan Hulland
Branscombe Richmond
as Max Quentero
Charles Boswell
as Jack Axel
Nick DeMauro
as Calabrese
Lou Beatty Jr.
as Carl Becker
Nicky Corello
as James Valero
Stanley Brock
as Counterman
Tony Perez
as Detective #1
Stephen Jones
as E.R. Doctor
Dean Norris
as Det. Sgt. Goodhart
Michael Fosberg
as Team Leader Doctor
Buddy Joe Hooker
as Russ/Security
Jerry Dunphy
as Newscaster
Barbara Townsend
as Henrietta Wade
Carlos Gomez
as Neighbor
Andrea Stein
as Housewife
Ernie Lively
as Commander
Gary McLarty
as Shotgun Man
Tom Muzila
as Muzila
Al Goto
as Chinese Clever Man
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Critic Reviews for Hard to Kill

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (3)

Hard to Kill -- which is even less subtle than its title -- is all show and no depth.

August 16, 2021 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

...a fairly ludicrous premise that's employed to impressively entertaining effect...

February 12, 2020 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

It's a highly amusing motion picture with a distinct '80's action feel, matched perfectly to Seagal's limitations as an actor and his endearing way with limb-snappings.

July 30, 2012 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Brainless entertainment...and I mean that as a compliment.

October 27, 2005 | Rating: B

One of Seagal's better actioners...entertaining

May 6, 2005 | Rating: 3/5

One of Steven Seagal's best films, but that's not saying much.

March 16, 2003 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Hard to Kill

It was pretty good...at least it wasn't bad

Martin Sahlin
Martin Sahlin

Super Reviewer

Yes I know!!! Steven Seagal ? what the hell am I thinking of? Well as I grew up on cheesy Martial Arts films, this happens to one of them, so when I spotted it on TV, I left it on for a nostalgic watch. What it does show is the changes that have taken place during the time lapse to recent days in these type of films, in stunts, effects, acting and even physical builds. What I always remembered about this film was the written quote ?The Anticipation of Death is much worse than Death itself?, but it somehow seemed to feel a little more threatening back then.

Lady D'arbanville
Lady D'arbanville

Super Reviewer

My favorite Seagal movie and the first of his that I ever saw, this movie is what made me a Seagal fan in the first place. It's a good blend of action and continuing storyline with a good plot and above-average acting. A good place to start when viewing Seagal films for the first time.

Derek Daniels
Derek Daniels

Super Reviewer

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