Outside the Law (2002)

Posted in Reviews by - July 11, 2014
Outside the Law (2002)

Great Rothrock vehicle which plays to her dramatic strengths and features some of her best acting. She’s a grieving, emotionally detached secret agent whose future hubby is iced during a botched assignment at the hands of a Colombian drug cartel. With the feds on her case, she adopts a fiery redhead look and escapes to rural Florida to start over, only to find trouble in paradise when she befriends the brother of a girl killed by a local drug dealer (played by Jeff Wincott, who was also something of a martial arts video star in the 90s). Veteran martial arts actor James Lew also appears as a baddie at short notice to provide Cynthia a run for her money at the end.┬áTV director Jorge Montesi maintains the drama at the expense of clunky action scenes, which are especially disappointing and form the only drawback in possibly one of Rothrock’s best American films.

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