More like a direct-to-video exploitation movie on a grand scale than a major theatrical release, THE SPECIALIST is a glossy but surpassingly tacky movie. Its only appeal is to viewers who take the so-bad-it's-good approach to films in which the plot, dialogue, and mise-en-scene conspire at
every turn to defeat their suspension of disbelief.
In 1984, Ray Quick (Sylvester Stallone) and Ned Trent (James Woods), CIA explosives experts, are in the middle of a mission to blow up a South American drug dealer. But when the dealer's car appears, there's a little girl in it. Ray wants to abort the mission, but Ned intends to see it through,
and the sequence ends with R...