Killing Salazar (2016) (aka: Cartels) Steven Seagal, Luke Goss, Georges St-Pierre, Darren E. Scott, Florin Piersic Jr., Martine Argent Movie Review

Killing Salazar (2016)   2/52/52/52/52/5

Luke Goss in Killing Salazar (2016) (aka: Cartels)

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Having already led a team on a mission to capture drug lord Joseph 'El Tiburon' Salazar (Florin Piersic Jr.), John Harrison (Steven Seagal) leads a team on another mission to get Salazar when a team of elite DEA agents holding him in a luxury hotel come under attack from a group of men led by Bruno Sinclaire (Georges St-Pierre). But now John must find out what happened by questioning Maj. Tom Jensen (Luke Goss) as it seems there was a leak in the operation which led to Sinclaire finding out where Salazar was.

"Killing Salazar" is one of those movies which feels like Seagal agreed to make as all he had to do was shoot a couple of action scenes and then spend an afternoon shooting his side of an interrogation scene. As such let me get to the main issue with "Killing Salazar" and that is that this is yet again another weak Steven Seagal movie rather than anything close to what he was doing what now feels a lifetime ago. And whilst I am sure Seagal's contribution to "Killing Salazar" was more than I mentioned it has that edited together feel to almost the point that I began to wonder if those action scenes were in fact left overs from other movies.

Anyway, beyond Seagal's less than memorable part in "Killing Salazar", which I should mention is also known as "Cartels", what you have is a simple storyline with just a few minor twists which don't add much to the movie other than some minor deviation. As such what you really get is Jensen joining the elite team of DEA agents and watching him kick some bad guy butt when the hotel comes under attack. Yes Luke Goss delivers some nice action scenes as does Georges St-Pierre as bad guy Bruno Sinclaire but none of this is even close to being truly entertaining or memorable.

What this all boils down to is that "Killing Salazar" is sadly another typically under whelming Steven Seagal movie which at times feels more like a Luke Goss movie which features a cameo by Seagal and in truth uses Seagal's name as a way of getting people to watch it.