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Seeking Justice Reviews

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
March 16, 2012
A dumb-dumb variant on the Death Wish vigilante justice genre.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
March 16, 2012
[Cage] acquits himself well enough in this otherwise rudimentary thriller from deliriously unsubtle director Roger Donaldson.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
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John Anderson
Newsday
March 16, 2012
It's a perfectly palatable and even engaging thriller, albeit one requiring several leaps of faith and/or disengagement with reality.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
March 16, 2012
Donaldson ... seems to have lost all talent for pacing.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
March 16, 2012
[Cage] shouldn't do any more movies in which his character signals his acceptance of a Faustian bargain by buying two candy bars.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
March 15, 2012
It's refreshing to see Nicolas Cage, non-histrionic and sort of subtle, in a halfway clever piece of indie pulp about a teacher who enlists a cult of vigilantes to kill the man who raped his wife.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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March 15, 2012
Seeking Justice evokes the post-Watergate paranoia of '70s thrillers like The Parallax View and Three Days of the Condor without having a worthy conspiracy at the bottom.
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
March 15, 2012
It's one of those productions that is neither good enough nor bad enough to be enjoyable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
March 15, 2012
There's a good idea here, in the story of helpless victims who get caught up in citizen vigilantism. But it's buried under a cheap, straight-to-DVD esthetic.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
March 15, 2012
It's a crime thriller starring Nicolas Cage, but it's not as bad as that phrase implies.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader
March 15, 2012
There's plenty to enjoy in this old-fashioned exploitation movie.
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Nathan Rabin
AV Club
March 15, 2012
Seeking Justice is ultimately as bland, undistinguished, and primed for a direct-to-video mass burial as its generic title.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
March 15, 2012
I continue to consider Cage a gifted (if uneven) actor, but a movie like "Seeking Justice" challenges my faith.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
March 14, 2012
Seeking Justice is memorable only because it contains what may be my favorite new Cage line reading of all time.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Sam Adams
Time Out
March 13, 2012
Nicolas Cage has spent so long turning himself into a living cartoon that he's lost the ability to play human beings.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Rex Reed
New York Observer
March 13, 2012
Seeking Justice is an intense thriller so full of shocks it keeps you wired from start to finish.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice
March 13, 2012
Working with a pip of a premise, Seeking Justice is the kind of effective middle-range pulp thriller that has lately become an endangered species.
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John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter
March 13, 2012
Neither the script's conspiracies nor Nicolas Cage's performance is weird enough to trump the film's generic feel...
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
March 9, 2012
What is it, Nic? What happened? What do they do, send you the angry-guy action movies that Liam Neeson turns down?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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David Jenkins
Time Out
November 15, 2011
It's not that 'Justice' doesn't achieve its goals - but the goals are so modest that disappointment is inevitable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5