A stranger approaches high-school teacher Will Gerard (Nicolas Cage) and promises to help him get revenge for a brutal attack on his wife.
" A dumb-dumb variant on the Death Wish vigilante justice genre. "
" It's not that 'Justice' doesn't achieve its goals - but the goals are so modest that disappointment is inevitable. "
" There's a good idea here, in the story of helpless victims who get caught up in citizen vigilantism. But it's buried under a cheap, straight-to-DVD esthetic. "
" Seeking Justice is an intense thriller so full of shocks it keeps you wired from start to finish. "
" Neither the script's conspiracies nor Nicolas Cage's performance is weird enough to trump the film's generic feel... "
" Seeking Justice is memorable only because it contains what may be my favorite new Cage line reading of all time. "
" Working with a pip of a premise, Seeking Justice is the kind of effective middle-range pulp thriller that has lately become an endangered species. "
" I continue to consider Cage a gifted (if uneven) actor, but a movie like "Seeking Justice" challenges my faith. "
" What is it, Nic? What happened? What do they do, send you the angry-guy action movies that Liam Neeson turns down? "
" Nicolas Cage has spent so long turning himself into a living cartoon that he's lost the ability to play human beings. "
" 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. "
" Donaldson ... seems to have lost all talent for pacing. "
" Seeking Justice evokes the post-Watergate paranoia of '70s thrillers like The Parallax View and Three Days of the Condor without having a worthy conspiracy at the bottom. "
" There's plenty to enjoy in this old-fashioned exploitation movie. "
" It's a crime thriller starring Nicolas Cage, but it's not as bad as that phrase implies. "
" [Cage] acquits himself well enough in this otherwise rudimentary thriller from deliriously unsubtle director Roger Donaldson. "
" It's one of those productions that is neither good enough nor bad enough to be enjoyable. "
" It's a perfectly palatable and even engaging thriller, albeit one requiring several leaps of faith and/or disengagement with reality. "
" [Cage] shouldn't do any more movies in which his character signals his acceptance of a Faustian bargain by buying two candy bars. "
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