Action / Drama / Thriller

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IMDb Rating 4.1 10 2198

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Dolph Lundgren as Sam Decker
Shawn Roberts as Corey Washington
Jennifer Baxter as Margo Conroy
Corey Sevier as Mick Ashton
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by breakdownthatfilm-blogspot-com 5 / 10

A brain dead action romp

To most, Dolph Lundgren isn't the best of movie performance material. It also doesn't help when a fairly well known actor goes into hiding by making hit or miss films because of outside problems. What's odd though, is that Dolph Lundgren hasn't had any publicity issues. And if he has, it's been well covered up because there have been no reports about it. You would think that after making popular films like Showdown in Little Tokyo (1991) and Universal Soldier (1992), he would have continued to make big hit screen movies like his other muscle counterparts. Instead Lundgren went into an almost two decade absence on the big screen.

So, because this movie was released in 2003, this is half way through his absence. At this point he was making Direct-to-Video films and Detention (2003) is one of these. Problem is, it didn't do anything for me. Even worse is that the title only exists because of the setting that its in. The story is about a group of criminals who break into a school to get a vanload of cocaine out of the country. And the only man that will get in their way is a gym/history teacher who's holding a detention after school. His name is Sam Decker (Dolph Lundgren).

This already doesn't sound very promising. Here's what works, which isn't all too much. If you (the viewer) want to see Dolph Lundgren play a role that is in his genre but dressed like he's going to work at a cubical, this is it. It's very interesting to see Lundgren be a character without armor and big weapons. Another notable part of this movie is the supporting cast. Even though they aren't memorable characters, they do carry some charm because of how various individuals act in different situations.

One actor who I found to be putting a lot of effort to make his character stand out was Alex Karzis as the main villain. A lot of the time Karzis would make strange gestures, faces or remarks that made me look at the screen and say (while chuckling) - "What was the point of that?" But hey, it kept my attention. The only other piece that worked in this movie was the music by Amin Bhatia. But even that I don't favor all too much because there was no theme, even if the music sounded average. It did lose me now and then so ehhh.

Now to the bad. In all honesty, there was a very thin story. The premise is just a setup for Dolph Lundgren to go jumping through windows and shooting handguns. There is a little bit of a flash back that involves post traumatic stress but is only to be given away one more time for a brief moment to reveal a connection. What's even weirder is that even when this movie doesn't have much of a story to go by, it manages to drag itself at various intervals. Which brings me to the last point, the action was very sporadic. It really wasn't present all too much. It felt very diluted, which I think is rare for a Dolph Lundgren movie.

I'm also going to guess that the direction to this movie wasn't great since it was headed by Sidney J. Furie, the director of Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987). It's hard to say. I was on the fence for this one. It doesn't please me like most of Lundgren's movies but it doesn't disappoint that badly either. I hope I don't run into anymore Lundgren movies like this.

It offers a few interesting concepts but its concentration is lacking. Its cast also tries to show some charm but its script and minimal action provide little to work with.

Reviewed by Maziun 1 / 10

A REALLY poor man's „Die hard"


"Detention" is another in the long line of "Die hard" clones. It unfortunately belongs to the very worst of them. The story is a mix between "Breakfast club" and "Die hard". There are some potentially interesting elements : a closed-for-weekend high-security high school, four teens in detention with a war-veteran teacher and a group of ruthless criminals trying to get in. It all however fails spectacularly because of COMPLETELY IDIOTIC screenplay. Maybe if you're in the right mood you will get some cheap laughs of this movie.

  • Why did the villains decided to use the school in first place ? - A lockdown on the school closes the fire exits as well ? - If the fire exits are closed how did the characters got to the roof ? - Why are the local cops arguing with secret service agents about their authority ? - When Dolph finds a dead body of security guard , why he DOESN"T TAKE his gun ? Is he blind or something ? - Why instead of using a first aid kit to heal a wound (a minor one) Dolph wastes time heating up the pipe to cauterize the wound - When one character holds a shield why doesn't the second one just shoots him in the legs ? - Why when a bad guy is down on ground the good guy runs away instead of kicking his ass ? - Why when the good guys hide in the gym it turn out to be an archery so they could protect themselves with the equipment ?

The story is full of unbelievable situations, lots of clichés and stereotypical characters. Lundgren is not one bit convincing as an ex-military turned a history teacher assigned to a rough school. The other actors are bad too , especially the bad guys who look like straight from "Police academy".

Action ? What action ? The bad guys wouldn't hit a sleeping elephant – their aim is SO BAD. The most iconic action scene in this movie happens when a bad guy with a sub machine gun and Harley Davidson tries to catch a handicapped kid (on a wheelchair) and FAILS TO CATCH HIM !

The budget of this crap is supposed to be a 10 mln $ , but I honestly don't see all those money here. I only noticed a very bad dialogues like : "Sorry, teacher! You get an 'F!"

This is crap. Dumb action movies like "Passenger 57" or "Sudden death" are far better. I give "Detention" 1/10.

Reviewed by BeneCumb 6 / 10

Not bad, in fact... The venue was exploited well

I mean the school premises and its different rooms like chemistry class, assembly room, long passageways... And selection of actors was better than in most low-budget action movies - apart from Dolph Lundgren, there were some other outstanding personalities (Alex Karzis, Kata Dobo).

In spite of constant gunshots-bursts that almost never hit, and neurotic activities, the scenes began to develop and make sense as the movie went on. And the good ones had their tragic as well. Thus, as a whole, Detention-movie was not totally blunt and predictable, although several actions lacked logic and looked ridiculous (not Lundgren-related, however). But if you have 1,5 hours to kill and not fond of flaking out in front of screen, then this movie is just OK. Not a profound experience, but a kind of violent entertainment.

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