If you’re searching for the worst Steven Seagal movie ever made, make sure you give this one a look. Kill Switch is chock full of bad dubbing, painfully obvious stunt doubles, and appears to have been edited by a drunken epileptic monkey in the midst of a grand mal seizure.
If you’re looking for anything else, stay far away from this movie.
In an usual twist, Seagal plays a New Orleans cop that does things his own way. OK, so it's the same character he always plays. He spends the film hunting down not one but two serial killers. He’s brilliant and the only one on the force that can handle the job.
When his voice isn’t being badly dubbed by someone else, his attempt at a Cajun accent may inspire fits of laughter. “Lawd hah mercy!” he exclaims. Repeatedly. “Sho ‘nuff!” His mumbling sounds like he’s only halfway finished eating something, quite possibly one of his suspect/victims given the extreme excessive force he takes great pleasure in doling out.
The violence in Kill Switch is extreme and might have been enjoyable if it weren’t performed and edited in such a laughably poor matter. You’ll get an example of this right at the start of the movie. Seagal kicks a suspect out a window and the shot is replayed a dozen times from a few different angles. I’m not exaggerating—this shot is replayed 12 times. I rewound the movie to count. Add in horribly annoying jump cuts, silly swooshing noises, and every other trick the director can think of to hide the fact that Seagal is barely in the film, and you have a real mess on your hands.
Seagal’s stunt double—who performs 95% of the fighting—doesn’t even have the same hairdo, and given how prolonged some of the fights scenes are you’ll get to see plenty of the stunt double (there’s even a scene where he’s supposed to be lying on the ground—just lying there—that is obviously stunt doubled). Seagal smashes out teeth, breaks arms and ribs to the sound of celery snapping, and even beats a suspect nearly to death with a hammer at the end of a ridiculous 5 minute battle.
I’m left wondering why this film exists. It’s clear that Seagal had no interest in being part of it, even though he’s credited as the only writer. The obvious answer would be money but it’s hard to imagine this movie raking in the bucks even though it’s evident that it was shot for next to nothing.