Reviewed byaction-6Vote: 8/10/10
Above The Law(called Nico in Norway)is Steven Seagal`s first film, and it`sstill a good film. Steven Seagal plays Nico Toscani, a hard-boiled cop,who`ll do anything to get the bad guys. On a bust, Nico discovers C-4, withwhich he is familiar with from his own past as a CIA-agent inKambodja.The FBI drop the case against the man, who had C-4 in his car, but Nicocontinues to investigate on his own.Above The Law is good, violent and oldfashioned fun, and is definetely wortha look for the hardcore actionfan or Seagal-fan.8/10
Reviewed byBrian T. Whitlock (GOWBTW)Vote: 8/10/10
It's near the end of the 80's, and this movie "Above the Law" will beone of Steven Seagal's starter hit. It was not a sleeper from thebeginning. The action there was almost non-stop, I liked the part whereone of the thugs had a machete, that was used against him, that personended up sliced and diced Seagal style.
Unlike those thugs there, the real deal were inside law enforcement,and that's where the fun begins. Pam Grier as Jacks maintains hertoughness in this movie as she did in other blaxportaion films. GregoryAlan Williams was there way before "Baywatch", Sharon Stone, way, way,way, before "Total Recall" and "Basic Instinct".
Seagal character was just as a juggernaut in this movie as he was in"Hard to Kill". He was still driving the car with its front wheels shotout, and he shrugs off the cocaine murder attempt by one of the rogues.Everything turns out well in this movie, and the reviews should go wellwith the fans as well. Rating 3 out of 5 stars.
Reviewed byargentobuffVote: 8/10/10
Steven Seagal made his debut with this lean and mean actioner filmed onlocation in Chicago(My Hometown)Illinois.
Seagal is Nico a Chicago-Cop with a bad past.Once a CIA operative inVietnam who quit over a torture loving Boss Zagon(Henry Silva)fromhell.Cut to the present where his past rears up to bite him in the assIn the form of a Drug Dealer he is trying to put away with Ties toZagon.As a mini war erupts on the Streets of Chi-Town.
This is Seagal at his best.He starts with the pain right away in anifty scene that recalls 1985's Underatted Chuck Norris Actioner Codeof Silence.(also Filmed in Chi Town)From there on its shootouts,Bone-breaking's,Heady car chases,and Intrigue.Just when you thinkits gonna let up it starts roaring again.
Seagal actually does a neat Job channeling Dirty Harry.He'sengaging,intimidating,and funny.Veteran actress Pam Grier is along forthe ride as his partner.What more can I say?She's Pam Grier!SharonStone Pops up as his wife displaying some early acting chops.The alwaysfine Henry Silva adds the slimy menace needed.He very cool.The rest ofthe supporting cast is just as good.Michael Rooker pops up for a blinkand you'll miss him cameo.
Andrew Davis(Code of Silence,The Fugitive) gives the moviestyle,pace,and gets the best acting out of Seagal yet.At least untilthey re-teamed for the even-better Under Siege.
In Japan, the Sicilian martial arts expert Nicolo "Nico" Toscani is recruited by the CIA Special Agent Nelson Fox to join the Special Operations Forces in the border of the Vietnam and Cambodia. In 1973, Nico witnesses the torturer Kurt Zagon interrogating prisoners of war and he is disgusted and quits the CIA, returning to Chicago. Fifteen years later, Nico is married with a baby with his wife Sarah and they live in the same house of his mother. Nico is a tough and incorruptible narcotics detective of the Chicago Police Department very close to his partner and friend Delores 'Jacks' Jackson and his friend Detective Lukich. When Nico and Jacks investigate a drug traffic operation, they arrest the gang of the drug dealer Tony Salvano but they find that they are smuggling the plastic explosive C4 instead. However there is an interference of the FBI and Salvano and his partner are released by FBI Agent Neeley (Nicholas Kusenko) and the detectives are forbidden of proceed with the ...