Martial-artist-turned-Hollywood-star Seagal, whose credits include Under Siege and the recent Force of Execution, suggested that the Oscar-nominated Schindler's List actor wasn't "a great warrior".
Speaking to The Big Issue, Seagal said that Neeson was lucky to be getting so much work in action roles.
"He can't fight, he's not an action movie guy at all and he's getting action movies now so that should tell you something," Seagal commented.
"He's a great dramatic actor. Is he an action guy? No. Is he a great fighter, a great warrior? No. Let's be honest."
Seagal also lamented the demise of the more traditional action movie, adding that visual effects had levelled the playing field for the genre.
"There are a lot of different methods of making movies now. They use a lot of special effects,