The next movie in my Nicolas Cage movie season is the action thriller Vengeance (2017). Should you consider picking it up on blu-ray? Let’s take a look, so without further ado here’s my Vengeance blu-ray review.
- Vengeance (2017) aka Vengeance: A Love Story
- Genre: Action Thriller
- Directed by Johnny Martin
- UK Rating 15
- Discs: 1
- Released By 101 Films
When a single mother is gang raped in full view of her daughter policeman John Dromoor (Nicolas Cage) is quick to arrest the culprits. However following their court appearance it appears justice will not be served. This leads John Dromoor to take drastic action.
Style / Direction
The films directed by Johnny Martin whilst David Stragmeister is responsible for the cinematography.
Music / Audio Effects
The music is provided by Frederik Wiedmann.
Acting / Characters
Nicolas Cage plays John Dromoor an ex-army turned police officer. He doesn’t have much in the way of dialogue but does have one or two good lines. That said this is a pretty solid Cage performance but not a memorable one.
Elsewhere Anna Hutchison does a reasonable job playing the single mother Teena Maguire whom suffers a brutal and harrowing gang rape.
Don Johnson plays a slick lawyer brought in to defend the accused men. He does this pretty well to be fair.
However the clear star of the film is Talitha Bateman who plays the young daughter Bethie Maguire. She delivers a truly fabulous performance putting the rest of the cast in the shade. Her character is extremely protective of her mother and strikes up a friendship with Nicolas Cage’s character. He see’s her as the daughter he never had. If anything they simply don’t share enough scenes together.
- Nicolas Cage as John Dromoor
- Anna Hutchison as Teena Maguire
- Talitha Bateman as Bethie Maguire
- Deborah Kara Unger as Agnes
- Don Johnson as Jay Kirkpatrick
- Joshua Mikel as Marvin Fick
- Charlene Tilton as Mrs. Irma Fick
- Dikran Tulaine as Mr. Walter Fick
- Mike Pniewski as Judge Schpiro
Conclusion: Vengeance (2017) Film Review
Vengeance (2017) is a highly unbelievable movie that I would rate as average. The acting is average with the exception of the fabulously talented Talitha Bateman as the young daughter. Her performance alone really elevates the average script to a film worth a look.
If you want to see Nicolas Cage take on the bad guys and win like Charles Bronson, Vengeance ticks that particular box.
Overall I’d say it’s not terrible and is certainly worth a look but don’t expect it to be a classic like Bronson’s Death Wish!
If you enjoyed my Vengeance Blu-ray Review so far you may want to check out the following films:
- Matchstick Men (2003)
- Lord of War (2005)
- Bad Lieutenant (2009)
- Dying of the Light (2014)
- Tokarev (2014)
- The Runner (2015)
- The Trust (2016)
Conclusion: Vengeance Blu-ray Review
There are no issues to report in the picture quality department being a film from 2017. There are no extras included but I’m fine with that.
On to my movie rating for Vengeance (2017)
- Movie Rating: WORTH A LOOK
- Blu-ray Picture: PERFECT
- Extras: NONE
Amazon UK Links
Vengeance (2017) is available out now on blu-ray.
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 Vengeance blu-ray review, I’m aiming to review more Nicolas Cage movies soon. What’s next? Check back soon…
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Summary: Vengeance (2017) Blu-ray Review
Movie title: Vengeance (2017) aka Vengeance: A Love Story
Duration: 99 mins
Director(s): Johnny Martin
Actor(s): Nicolas Cage, Anna Hutchison, Talitha Bateman, Don Johnson
Genre: Action, Thriller
- Movie Rating
- Blu-ray Picture Rating
Nicolas Cage takes on the bad guys and wins like Charles Bronson