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Revenge (1990)




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Kevin Costner plays an ex-pilot who visits the posh Mexican estate of an old associate (Anthony Quinn) "Tibey" Mendes, for a bit of R & R. Tibey has turned into a very powerful Godfather type who rules his world and those who touch it. Costner can't help but notice his old friend's incredibly beautiful young wife (Madeleine Stowe) and before long they're involved in some sizzling hoochie-coo at the risk of being discovered by Mendes. Mendes eventually catches on and exacts a painful and cruel punishment on the reclusive lovers caught in their lustful liaison. Costner vows a pay-back and the last part of the movie involves his attempt to achieve it.

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Kevin Costner
as Jay Cochran
Madeleine Stowe
as Miryea Mendez
Anthony Quinn
as Tiburon Mendez
Sally Kirkland
as Rock star
Joe Santos
as Ibarra
Daniel Rojo
as Vaquero
Edna Bolkán
as Roxanne
Pia Karina
as Rochelle
Julian Pastor
as Quinones
Kathleen Hughes
as Mother Superior
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Critic Reviews for Revenge

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (2)

The film rises above formula.

February 16, 2018 | Full Review…

One of the earliest, perhaps the first, movie in the phase of his career where Kevin Costner stopped making relatively intriguing choices.

July 6, 2013 | Rating: 4/10 | Full Review…

gritty, tense, and easily worth watching.

May 10, 2007 | Rating: 3.5/5

Narratively stunted but handsomely directed tale of, well, REVENGE!

April 2, 2005 | Rating: 3/5

Positively one of the worst movies ever made, though Stowe is, as always, luminously lovely.

June 19, 2003 | Rating: 0/5

I'm seeking it for making me sit through this whole thing

September 17, 2002 | Rating: 1/5

Audience Reviews for Revenge

Remember this star vehicle from 1990? No? Well the reason why, except for the high production values and the star power, is because it plays like a Youtube vid making fun of movies like this played straight, the unbelievable happening at every turn. Sleep with a mob boss' beautiful wife? What could go wrong with that? Isn't there a rerun of Ice Road Truckers on the History channel instead?

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

Apparently, there is no law enforcement in Mexico. or thats what this movie wants me to believe.

Coxxie Mild Sauce
Coxxie Mild Sauce

Super Reviewer

A tragic love story with an unexpected ending for me. I know many find Costner a little cheesy, but I happen to find he has been in some really good films, this one included. All in all a pretty decent film.

Lady D'arbanville
Lady D'arbanville

Super Reviewer

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