Rage (2014)



Critic Consensus: Depressingly dull and all-around poorly made, Rage is the rare Nicolas Cage action thriller lacking enough energy to reach "so bad it's good" territory.

Movie Info

Paul Maguire (Academy Award winner Nicolas Cage, Leaving Las Vegas) is a respectable businessman and loving father living peaceful life...until his violent past comes back to haunt him. When his teenage daughter is taken from their home, Paul rounds up his old crew to help him find her...by any means necessary. His search for justice leads Paul down a dark and bloody path of revenge, betrayal and long buried secrets. Danny Glover (theLethal Weapon films), Rachel Nichols (G.I. Joe: The Rise of … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Action & Adventure
Directed By:
Written By: Jim Agnew, Sean Keller
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 12, 2014
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as Paul Maguire

as Vanessa Maguire

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as Francis O'Connell

as Kane

as Danny Doherty

as Young Paul

as Caitlin Maguire

as Young Doherty

as Young Kane

as Coroner

as Miss Russell

as Mayor

as Singing Little Girl

as Track Suit Russian

as News Reporter #1

as News Anchor

as Mrs. White
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Critic Reviews for Rage

All Critics (37) | Top Critics (13)

Piles on the foreign accents and paint-by-numbers brutality, all served up with a grim, operatic self-seriousness that gives Cage's antihero little room to maneuver.

Full Review… | July 14, 2014
Top Critic

Cage may not always be easy on the eyes, but at his best, you can't turn away from him, because you never really know what he'll do next. But here, the actor plays it drab and dour.

Full Review… | July 11, 2014
New York Magazine/Vulture
Top Critic

There isn't an original frame or line of dialogue in Rage.

Full Review… | July 11, 2014
Philadelphia Inquirer
Top Critic

It's hard to say this is the worst film Nicolas Cage has ever made - there are just too many contenders to choose from. But it's near the bottom.

Full Review… | July 10, 2014
Detroit News
Top Critic

Rage is so full of cliché, convention and just plain odd narrative choices that it can't get out of its own way.

Full Review… | July 10, 2014
USA Today
Top Critic

The latest in a parade of cheesy, derivative action-thrillers that erstwhile A-list actor Nicolas Cage has recently starred in, presumably as a quick cash grab.

Full Review… | July 10, 2014
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Rage


Borrowing the scenario from the popular Taken franchise, Cage plays a dad who's sole child, his daughter, is kidnapped (so let the revenge aimed ass-whupping begin!) except that every possible suspect in this proves merely to be a red herring provided by the filmmakers to merely provoke an cheap audience response (a written version of the audio jump scare), which detracts from this effort that never connects in the first place. Isn't there something else playing on cable? It's worth looking for it rather than enduring this empty thriller.

Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

Not exactly an original revenge picture or a great one. While it gives off the impression as a Taken rip-off meets Man on Fire but this film does not have any of the quality's that those films had. Even though Nicholas Cage is starting to get his groove back, but sadly this film does not showcase anything special.

Al S

Super Reviewer



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