March 13, 1990 -- ``Hard to Kill'' is a slick action film starring the latest martial arts darling Steven Seagal. Seagal is a lot taller than Chuck Norris or any of those Chinese or Japanese Kung Fu fellows and he is a lot more handsome than David Carradine or Sly Stallone. Seagal can also act, so he may have star potential in the Kung Fu genre which hasn't had a legitimate superstar since Bruce Lee died.
``Hard to Kill'' is about an honest cop and his wife killed by crooked cops and crooked politicians. His death and his son's death are faked to protect them. After seven years in a coma, Seagal returns to have his vengeance, find his son and win the love of a good woman all at the same time.
All right, it isn't a fresh plot, but it works. The audience's credulity in the story is strained by the number of flying bullets that all manage to miss the hero, but what else is new in action films?
On a scale of one to 10, this film rates a six.
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