Before you watch a Seagal movie, you gotta know why he keeps making them. He wants to be known as a good writer, and bring awareness of injustices in modern society. Keeping that in mind, I find it admirable he would tackle wrongful incarceration in a movie role. Moreso, he did it fairly well. Yeah, he stays pissed the whole film. Wouldn't you if you were put in jail for 6 years for something you didn't do? And in trying to do the right thing, he was still haunted/jaded and therefore acted like a bad guy - hell he even teamed up with a bunch of 'em (russians). I'm a huge fan of asian culture, and it was nice to see that plotline in there with the mercenaries. And for the first time in quite a while I actually recognized many other actors, though they weren't very high profile. Just a "hey, I've seen that guy/girl before!". It made the film seem more familiar and current - which Seagal has to do to bring in a new decade of 50 more movies or so haha. Some diss it, but I like the speed-up camera action in the film. It seems to bring a faster pace to the movie, and many movies bore me with too much down time. It gives Seagal a break too, before his bones do. What is he like 60 now? He's gotta have a little break so he can keep making movies. I'd like to see any of the people dissing him for this to try half this stuff when they're his age, or accomplish even half of what he has in his lifetime. Yeah, it's not some mega-blockbuster made to bring money. But for what it is and to me I'd say it is well worth a purchase and I hope to see it on Blu-ray.