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Seeking Justice

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REVENGE DRIVEN Nicolas Cage in Seeking Justice
Alan Markfield

Seeking Justice

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
105 minutes
Wide Release Date:
03/16/12
performer:
Nicolas Cage, January Jones, Guy Pearce
director:
Roger Donaldson
distributor:
Anchor Bay Films
genre:
Drama, ActionAdventure, Thriller

We gave it a B-

It’s refreshing to see Nicolas Cage, non-histrionic and sort of subtle, in a halfway clever piece of indie pulp about a teacher who enlists a cult of vigilantes to kill the man who raped his wife (January Jones). What he then owes these thugs isn’t money, but his amateur services as an assassin. The doomed arrangement leads to twists, betrayals, and some heavy implausibilities. The movie is never dull, though, and Cage acts every moment as if he means it. As the cult’s leader, Guy Pearce, looking deeply creepy with a shaved head, has a cruel playfulness. B-

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