|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Guy Pearce, Nicolas Cage, Xander Berkeley, January Jones, Harold Perrineau, Jennifer Carpenter|
|Genres:||Action/Adventure, Drama - Period, 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 (489 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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Good solid Cage vehicleBy CityGent (51 reviews) from Burton Upon Trent , 16 May 2013Halfway through watching this film a friend phoned me and I told her I was watching a film with Nick Cage (who I really like) and it was 'Sort of OK'. I then went back to watching this film and within a couple of minutes the whole thing had flipped from being 'OK' to 'Must watch'. Although the storyline is pretty straight forward; a mysterious stranger offers Cage's character instant justice (?) for the attacker of his wife, in return for a later 'favour'. You can see where it is going to lead but due to some neat twists and turns in the script, things aren't quite what they seem or you were expecting. A really good engaging yarn with a fine performance from Cage and good support from Jones (as his wife) and Pearce (as the 'fixer'/baddie). I quite liked the rather unsettling ending too.
Intriguing and engagingBy Scooper (17 reviews) from Altrincham , 26 Apr 2013A few twists and turns along the way keep the viewer guessing and involved as our hero is sucked into the administration of justice - whether he likes it or not. Who are the good guys anyway? Suspenseful and peppered with action, it is in the tradition of quirky Cage films. He pulls this kind of stuff off so well and I defy anybody not to get drawn itno the situation he is in and with that kind of empathy it always spices up a developing plot.
Justice for all?By a customer , 09 Apr 2013After his wife (Jones) is brutally attacked, Cage is approached by a man (Pearce), who says he will administer justice to Jones' attacker on Cage's behalf. In return for this justice Cage must also complete a favour when called upon. However all is not what it seems and Cage gets deeper and deeper into trouble to find the truth behind this 'justice'. It is full of fast-paced action with Cage out of his depth in law-breaking antics.
He's wearing eyeliner.By MDE1138 (42 reviews) , 30 Mar 2013This film's a bit of an enigma. I found it both interesting and boring at the same time. It's a good story but it just seems to be missing that certain something that turns a good story into a great film. The awful generic background music didn't help much in this respect. When I'm watching something dramatic, I expect the soundtrack to complement it, not sound the same for the entire movie.
Surprisingly goodBy a customer , 11 Mar 2013Nicholas Cage's films of late have been a bit hit and miss. This is one of his better films being a good suspenseful thriller. Once the police go after him, the action really heats up. Very good thriller and definitely worth the watch