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Seeking Justice

2011

Action  Drama  Thriller  

62
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - rotten 27%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - spilled 39%
IMDb Rating 6.2

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Cast

Nicolas Cage as Will Gerard
January Jones as Laura Gerard
Guy Pearce as Simon
720p
701.15 MB
1280*720
English
R
23.976 fps
1hr 45 min
P/S 2 / 2

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by n/a 9 / 10

Entertaining and better than I expected

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Reviewed by n/a 9 / 10

Pleasantly Surprising

I was not very interested in watching Seeking Justice but I decided to risk myself, because the publicity and the title suggested a typical tale of personal revenge in the purest style of B cinema, and besides, Nicolas Cage can be a good actor whenever he wants to. To my surprise, the film ended up defying my low expectations with a screenplay which is more ambitious than I expected, and even though it eventually tangles itself too much for its own good, I never found it boring or predictable.I found the concept of Seeking Justice very interesting...something like an hybrid thriller, built with parts from Fight Club, Straw Dogs and Strangers on a Train. The combination works pretty well until the half of the film, when we get into conspiracy fields which quickly become confusing, improbable and even a bit ridiculous. However, Roger Donaldson's dynamic direction avoids the movie from getting boring. Cage makes a credible work in the leading role, and he is well complemented by the solid performances from January Jones and Guy Pearce.So, I would say that the screenplay from Seeking Justice is simultaneously its main pro and its main obstacle, because it starts with an interesting idea, it develops it well for a while, but it looses the course and the narrative focus during the second half, until leading to an excessively convenient ending.Anyway, I had a good time while watching Seeking Justice, and I consider it worthy of a moderate recommendation. However, if you wanna watch better movies about revenge, I recommend you Oldboy, both versions of I Spit on Your Grave or Death Wish. Nevertheless, I liked Seeking Justice despite its fails, and it was better than I expected.

Reviewed by n/a 9 / 10

A Promise Is a Promise and The Hungry Rabbit Jumps

Nicolas Cage and Guy Pearce aren't exactly my favourite actors, I can't put my finger on why but they both just really annoy me. So I didn't have very high expectations going into this film, thinking that I would be rolling my eyes at every word they uttered. The fact that I enjoyed the film, is either a nod to my ability of being able to withstand irritating people or that it was actually a really good film.The untimely incident with Will's (Cage) wife (January Jones), was made even more disturbing by the juxtaposition of him playing chess. Such an ugly event opposed to a tranquil game, it worked really well. I did have a little pernickety moment, when Will went to visit his wife in hospital. His character just didn't seem believable, he didn't even ask what had happened to her or how she was. Most normal people would (ok, moment over).The snakeskin shoes worn by the villain is a great reiteration of the phrase several characters use, "This place (New Orleans) is going to hell," and judging by the choice of the initial villain's footwear, he's going to be the one to take them there.January Jones shows how to fight back, with her major "girl power" moments and as a teensy feminist, I loved it. Alongside a thrilling plot, I was pleasantly surprised.

Reviewed by n/a 9 / 10

.Very enjoyable and very watchable film

In New Orleans, the English teacher of the high school Rampart High Will Gerard (Nicolas Cage) and his wife, the musician Laura Gerard (January Jones), are in love with each other. One night, Laura leaves the rehearsal in a theater and is assaulted and beat up by a rapist while Will is playing chess with his friend Jimmy (Harold Perrineau).Will stays in the hospital and out of the blue, a stranger named Simon (Guy Pearce) tells that he belongs to an organization of vigilantes and offers to eliminate the rapist. In return, they would want a favor from Will in the future. Will accepts the agreement, the criminal is murdered and six months later, Simon collects his debt with Will. He gives the password "The hungry rabbit jumps" to Will that learns that he shall kill the pedophile Alan Marsh (Jason Davis). Will accidentally kills Alan and sooner he learns that the victim was an awarded journalist that was investigating the organization. Now he seeks evidences to prove his innocence but the network of the organization is powerful and is seeking Will out to eliminate him."Seeking Justice" is an entertaining thriller with a good story that entwines the idea of "Death Wish" with "The Star Chamber". The non-stop action does not give time to the viewer to think and consequently hides the flaws in the screenplay. The forgettable story is quite predictable; Nicolas Cage and January Jones have good performances; but in the end I enjoyed this film. My vote is seven.Title (Brazil): "O Pacto" ("The Pact")

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