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Seeking Justice (Blu-ray Review)

16 Jun, 2012 By: Angelique Flores

Street 6/19/12
Anchor Bay
Box Office $0.41 million
$26.98 DVD, $34.99 Blu-ray
Rated ‘R’ for violence, language and brief sexuality.
Stars Nicolas Cage, January Jones, Guy Pearce.

Nicolas Cage is always well suited for both nice guy and action roles, and he finds a balance between the two in this action-thriller in which he plays an English teacher caught up in a violent New Orleans.

Will (Cage) is married to a sweet but tough violinist, Laura (January Jones). Their lives are turned upside down when she’s attacked and raped one night.

At the hospital, Will is approached by a stranger named Simon (Guy Pearce), who tells him that he could have Laura’s attacker killed in exchange for a few simple favors. Simon explains this option is better and faster than putting Laura through a trial, which could result in a mere slap on the wrist for the perpetrator, if there even is a conviction.

In his distressed state, Will agrees, and the deed is done. He soon and regretfully becomes another player in Simon’s network of vigilantes, made up of other victims like him who have cuts similar deals with Simon.

As Will starts unraveling the truth about Simon’s group, he finds himself the suspect of a murder. With both Simon and the cops on his tail, Will tries to protect himself and his wife while uncovering Simon’s group, whose reach goes beyond what Will initially thought.

The film moves at an excitingly rapid pace, chock-full of car crashes and flying bullets. The well-penned script keeps you guessing until the very last line of the film.

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