If lots of carnage, casual police brutality and macho posturing in the furtherance of justice is your idea of fun, you could do worse than MAXIMUM FORCE, an inconsequential yet diverting direct-to-video crime story. There is scant distracting social commentary or vexing moral
ambiguity--just solid disposable entertainment.
The fun begins as Detective Rick Carver (Jason Lively) observes an illicit firearms transaction in a remote locale. Discovered, the bearded long-haired cop races to secure his precious surveillance equipment as the gun-toting bad guys approach in their helicopter. Carver loads some fancy weapon
and runs off with the chopper in hot pursuit. El...