I’ve reviewed pretty much all of the Nicolas Cage films available on blu-ray but he’s a busy guy and the movies keep on coming! That brings me to my A Score to Settle blu-ray review, an action thriller from 2019. There is however some bad news as once again the UK is left with only a DVD release meaning I’ve had to obtain a foreign blu-ray release for the full HD experience.
- A Score to Settle (2019)
- Import – German
- Genre: Action / Thriller
- Directed by Shawn Ku
- UK Rating N/A
- Discs: 1
- Released By N/A
- Blu-ray Released: N/A
Frank Carver (Nicolas Cage) takes the blame for murder after his mob boss assures him he and his family will be looked after. 19 years later Frank is released from prison following a diagnosis of insomnia which will likely kill him.
He is met outside the prison gates by his son Joey and Frank sets about trying to make up for lost time. However Frank also has a score to settle as he was told he would only be inside for five years coupled with $450,000 in compensation. Now he’s out and wants answers…
Style / Direction
A Score to Settle (2019) was directed by Shawn Ku with Mark Dobrescu handling the cinematography. I found the film to extremely well made leaving you unsure of Frank’s metal state.
Music / Audio Effects
The music is comes from John Kaefer.
Acting / Characters
Nicolas Cage is again on top form and I really love how he chooses different films/characters. A Score to Settle on the face of it may simply seem just like any other revenge thriller but there’s actually a little more to the story than that.
Keep an eye out for young Frank Carver played by Bailey Coppola at the start of the movie. There is indeed a family connection with Cage being his uncle. For those wondering Nicolas Cage’s real name is Nicolas Kim Coppola.
The rest of the main characters are all well cast. Cage and Noah Le Gros in particular have good chemistry as father and son.
- Nicolas Cage as Frank
- Bailey Coppola as Young Frank
- Noah Le Gros as Joey
- Karolina Wydra as Simone
- Benjamin Bratt as Q
- Mohamed Karim as Jimmy the Dragon
- Ian Tracey as Tank
- Sean Owen Roberts as Trip
- Nicole G. Leier as Sleepy’s Daughter
- Nicole Muñoz as Isha
Conclusion: A Score to Settle (2019) Film Review
I really enjoyed this action, thriller from Nicolas Cage and highly recommend giving it a look. It seems Nicolas Cage is one of the few actors that is willing and able to make these smaller but interesting movies. Hollywood seems to be only interested in superheroes or remakes these days.
If you’ve enjoyed my A Score to Settle blu-ray review so far you may want to check out the following films:
- Street Kings (2008)
- 3000 Miles to Graceland (2001)
- Tokarev (2014)
- 10 Minutes Gone (2019)
- John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum (2019)
- Kill Chain (2019)
- Tenet (2020)
Conclusion: A Score to Settle Blu-ray Review
The picture quality is excellent as you would expect from a film from 2019 and my only complaint is the lack of a UK blu-ray release, thanks Lionsgate. There are no extras included but at least the movie is available in high definition if you are prepared to risk obtaining an imported version and hope it works on UK blu-ray players.
On to my movie rating for A Score to Settle (2019)
- Movie Rating: VERY GOOD
- Blu-ray Picture: EXCELLENT
- Extras: NONE
Amazon UK Links
A Score to Settle (2019) has not had an offical UK blu-ray release. However it can be picked up region free via Amazon. Always check the version you are purchasing will play on UK players.
For those of you yet to see the film I’ll leave you with a little taster…
Clip may NOT be representative of the blu-ray version
That concludes my A Score to Settle blu-ray review, I’m aiming to review more new movies soon even if I have to obtain a non UK blu-ray version. What’s next? Check back soon…
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Summary: A Score to Settle (2019) Blu-ray Review
Movie title: A Score to Settle (2019)
Duration: 104 mins
Director(s): Shawn Ku
Actor(s): Nicolas Cage, Bailey Coppola, Noah Le Gros, Karolina Wydra, Benjamin Bratt, Mohamed Karim
Genre: Action, Thriller
- Movie Rating
- Blu-ray Picture Rating
Another highly interesting and entertaining Nic Cage movie!
No Official UK Bluray Release
Lack of Extras