|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|
Most helpful review
Never mess with a high school English teacherBy TheWatchman (757 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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Not a bad Cage effort at allBy roddy007 (74 reviews) from Cheltenham , 23 Apr 2012I was dubious about this one as Mr Cage does turn out some right old tripe sometimes but this effort is not bad at all. A clever plot about a dark organisation that rids the city of some bad eggs whilst holding the unsuspecting loved ones of the victims to a sort of emotional blackmail, has some good twists and turns.
Cage is his usual confused looking self but does a good job at making a believable character, who falls for the convincing stories of very slimy and perfectly cast Guy Pearce.
Keep watching and you'll enjoy a fast-paced, clever movie. Nice one Nick!
Top Justice for CageBy Wooster (312 reviews) from Tonbridge , 23 Apr 2012Justice was fast moving and interesting with a different take on the usual 'hunted-man-who-can't-go-to-the-police' storyline.
It was just right for a wet Sunday afternoon slob-out on the sofa with Mr Cage carrying the film well, plus suitably nasty baddies giving him some grief.
The chase scenes were well filmed and happily there was little extraneous love interest to slow down the plot.
Justice is easily one of Nicolas Cage's best films for quite a while.
Fantastic Film!!!!By a customer , 23 Apr 2012Really good film!!! wouldnt expect anything else from Nicolas Cage - action from when it starts to when it finshed
one to watch!!!!!
Justice JusticeBy NICKJOJO (256 reviews) from Surrey , 18 Apr 2012Good film with a good story,good action, good acting and a well written script. Not too flashy or improbable so the story starts to become possible to the viewer which helps make this a very good movie. I like Nicholas Cage but find his films do yo yo between very good and very poor, he needs a better manager or a more discerning eye for the choice of film.
In the category of action thriller - recommend.By njg1625 (12 reviews) from London , 17 Apr 2012As a film that will stand the test of time it's obviously not 4* but for what it is - a Friday night DVD that keeps you more than entertained very watchable. Cage has made a few very poor films recently - happy to say this isn't one of them. Turn the brain off and enjoy.