|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Guy Pearce, Nicolas Cage, Xander Berkeley, January Jones, Harold Perrineau, Jennifer Carpenter|
|Genres:||Action/Adventure, Drama, Thriller|
|Original title||Seeking Justice|
|Run time:||1 hour 45 minutes|
|Rental release:||26 Mar 2012|
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Never mess with a high school English teacherBy TheWatchman (753 reviews) from Suburbia , 29 Mar 2012
[Highly rated reviewer]Nicholas Cage plays just your average high school English teacher, whose wife unfortunately gets attacked one night. He, in turn, enlists the help of a shady organisation (managed by the sinister Guy Pearce) who kill the attacker in exchange for a favour from our everyman Nick at a later date.
Skip forward a few weeks and these dodgy dealers only want poor old Nick to kill someone else then, when he doesnt, they go and frame him for murder!
Its about then that Nick decides that hes had enough of teaching grammar and vowels and fights back. Luckily, marking essays has stood him in good stead to take on not only the evil, twisted gang, but also the police and even the odd turncoat friend.
Nick is therefore forced to use everything hes learned from his teacher-training school to run and hide from baddies, fight and even gun them down when necessary, evade capture by the police during high-speed chases, unravel deep conspiracies, investigate deaths and even have time to rescue loved ones.
Its a bit like the Bourne films. Nick runs, gets cornered, escapes, repeat. Its nothing new, but its not as bad as it could have been. Nick Cage gives his usual performance (and theres still plenty of his fans out there to enjoy it) and Guy Pearce makes a decent enough baddie (hardly stretching his proven acting talents though).
If you like a bit of action/thriller, this ones about as average as they come, but you might just enjoy it.
My English teacher tripped over my school bag when he walked past my desk. He never once foiled a national conspiracy or got caught up in a shoot-out in a disused shopping mall. I guess I went to the wrong school.
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no ordinary english teacherBy matrixlover (27 reviews) , 17 Nov 2013Not in the same league as earlier cage actioners as the rock, con air and face/off but compared to recent action movies starring cage bar kick-a** this was actually pretty good. Cage is in 8mm mode in this and can turn pretty crazy at the drop of a hat and guy pearce is allright but slumming it in a mainstream action movie and january jones dose'nt have much to do but just mostly stays at home wondering what the hell is wrong with her husband
Revenge ThrillerBy Raaaj (22 reviews) , 15 Oct 2013Average revenge thriller where the good guys turn out to be not so good. Nicholas Cage is ok and he has been better. However Guy Pearce is brilliant and January Jones Plays the love interest
Good Stuff !By AlPedro (13 reviews) , 17 Aug 2013I am not generally a Cage fan (although I am a Pearce fan) but this is an interesting thriller that keeps you excited guessing throughout ! Shame it's not less conformist & at least a shade pro-vigilante though !?
Not his best movieBy a customer , 12 Aug 2013I like Nicholas Cage but not sure about this one. The story line was interesting, not sure about Guy Pearce in this role as the baddie. It wasn't a bad film as such just a little boring. The story itself could have been a bit meatier but the twists in the ending and throughout, make it believable. Worth a watch.
Decent enough suspense thrillerBy BabyFacedUK (20 reviews) , 04 Aug 2013Will (Nicholas Cage) and Laura (January Jones) Gerard are a close couple with everything going for them. Will is a liberally minded English teacher and Laura a professional musician. When Laura is brutally raped Will is approached in the hospital waiting room by a stranger who calls himself Simon (Guy Pearce). Simon promises revenge in return for some undisclosed favours. Not being in a coherent state of mind Will agrees. When Simon calls in the favour Will is in a clearer state of mind and tells him to forget it. The story revolves around a secret organisation which is essentially a Star Chamber set up to deal with the perceived inadequacies (by some) of the legal system. Though it dispenses justice the nature of the organisation means it can be abused. Though any legal system may not be perfect it has fewer flaws than an unaccountable kangaroo court whose power can be open to abuse. Will is framed for killing an investigative journalist who knows too much about the organisation. Will sets out to clear his name and get his life back. As ever Nicholas Cage gives a great performance as he works out precisely who his nemesis is. Likewise Guy Pearce, January Jones et al deliver solid performances. I was interested to see how Will would resolve his crisis but otherwise there was no real intrigue here. The action sequences are slick being overdone and drawn out. The chase through the spaghetti junction was pretty original. Seeking Justice is a decent enough suspense thriller but with no real surprises (including the final twist).