Mix the terrible action with two of the worst actors to ever grace my television, and you have yourself a film that isn’t even worth the $1.30 rental price. Seagal isn’t exactly known for his quality acting, but somehow he puts on an even worse performance here than usual. Yet, he is able to upstage Steve Austin slightly, but only because Stone Cold’s hands aren’t lightning fast. Steven Seagal blocks so many punches in this movie that he almost makes you believe he’s actually a trained martial artist.
There must have been a time when watching a man chop people unconscious with one blow was cool – maybe it was before my time or something, because it’s absolutely ridiculous.
I have no idea what the story was about. There’s something about a decommissioned prison and two sexy female inmates who are important for some reason. I don’t know, and quite frankly I don’t really care. I can’t even remember names of the characters, let alone any specific plot details. The story is so weak it can't even sell the horrendous action sequences.
Maximum Conviction has one thing going for it, and that’s its low level of memorable moments. You’ll forget all about it before it’s even over; it’ll be like it almost never happened. Action movie fans are advised to stay as far away from this abomination as possible. There’s absolutely nothing here worth seeing.