Exit Wounds
Entertainment: +2 1/2
Acceptability: -4

Detroit police officer Orin Boyd (Steven Seagal) is considered a discipline problem and loose cannon. After saving the Vice President from an assassination attempt by disobeying orders, Boyd is reassigned to a crime-ridden precinct in the inner-city. But theft of heroin from a police vault sets him on the trail of the mysterious Latrell Walker (DMX), who seems to be working a drug deal with a corrupt group of police officers in the precinct. But its hard to tell the good guys from the bad and Boyd isn’t sure who to trust. Filled with typical action-packed car chases, shoot-outs, and martial arts fights, EXIT WOUNDS returns stone-faced Seagal to the ranks of action heroes. But rap artist DMX shows promise with his second film acting performance. Fans of the stars and action movies will fill the theaters for this one.

Like Seagal films of the past, the movie is filled with martial arts fights against multiple opponents, lengthy chases and shootouts. Graphic, gruesome wounds and deaths frequent the scenes as bodies are shot, pummeled, and smashed by vehicles. Since the crime involves heroin, references are made to the sell and distribution of the drug. Typical of the genre, Boyd’s investigation takes him into clubs with topless dancers and, in one, finds a friend with topless waitresses on his lap. Foul language saturates the dialogue and soundtrack with more than a hundred obscene and crude terms. One woman humorously mistakes an obscene expletive for a sexual invitation. Gratuitous nudity, graphic violence, and frequent obscenities should keep discerning viewers from entering EXIT WOUNDS.

Preview Reviewer: Paul Bicking
Distributor: Warner Bros., 4000 Warner Blvd., Burbank CA 91522

Crude Language: Many (50) times - Mild 16, moderate 34
Obscene Language: Many (89) times - F-word 27 - also used in music, s-word 53, other 9
Profanity: Several (9) times - Regular 8 (GD 4, J 2, C, C sake); exclamatory (OMG)
Violence: Almost continuous (numerous chases w/property damage, martial arts kicks/ hits, punches, syringe stabbed in neck, bodies hit by cars, bloody gunshot wounds/ killings, graphic head shot, face hits windshield in car wreck, explosions, impalings)
Sexual Intercourse: None
Nudity: Few times (breast and female rear in clubs) Near Nudity - Few times (tight and low-cut blouses)
Homosexual Conduct: None
Sexually Suggestive Action/Dialog: Few times (topless dancers paint each other, man asks dancer to press breasts against glass wall, woman mistakes expletive as offer for sex, man has topless waitresses on lap, discussion of evidence contains suggestive innuendo)
Drug Abuse: Several times (crime deals with stealing heroin, discussion of drug transport, drug injected in neck, cigarette smoking, alcohol drinking in bars, reference to marijuana smoking)
Other: Theme deals with corruption in police force, ‘good’ cop uses illegal methods, anger-management class used for humor
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Intended Audience: Adults

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