Peppermint Reviews

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January 26, 2019
Bad timing can kill a movie that has everything going for it, but the problem with Peppermint isn't so much bad timing as tone deafness on an egregious scale.
December 12, 2018
From a broader perspective, the film marks an intriguing new stage in Hollywood's ongoing effort to figure out what action movies about women (and aimed at them) should look like.
September 15, 2018
There must not have been enough zeros on the alimony check; why else would Garner agree to lend her name to what is essentially gun porn?
September 12, 2018
Anything Liam Neeson can do, Jennifer Garner can do better. Ha! Not in this hilariously awful, insanely hard-to-swallow action thriller from Taken director Pierre Morel. No one gets taken here, except audiences.
September 10, 2018
Leaves a trace of slime that's hard to wipe up-and leaves the feeling that it would be better for the world at large if this movie hadn't been made.
September 7, 2018
There was a time when a woman being the star of her own bad action franchise could have been considered the apex of progress, but that time is past.
September 7, 2018
Peppermint is not some model of equality, it's just violent escapism that happens to have a woman in the lead role.
Top Critic
September 7, 2018
The title, with its slight echo of the 1973 Pam Grier vehicle Coffy, promises a sticky confection of feminism and violence, but the movie it's selling is a desultory drag.
September 7, 2018
Whatever moments of fun there are watching Garner infallibly tear through the ranks of the drug gang are canceled out by the movie's lack of creativity and imagination.
September 7, 2018
A laughably bad melange of blood, guts and racial stereotypes.
September 7, 2018
A low-grade piece of vigilante trash that she should be above.
September 6, 2018
Chad St. John's screenplay fails because the setup is too distressing and depressing to wring enjoyment out of Garner's righteous vengeance.
September 6, 2018
It's all very satisfying, in a visceral way, like the feeling you get after finding the housefly that's been buzzing around your head since three in the morning and crushing it with a rolled-up Sporting Green.
September 6, 2018
The whole mess is wildly implausible but, largely because of Garner's presence, it kinda sorta works.
September 6, 2018
Garner bulls her way through the film with determination and a minimum of facial expressions, like someone who's been told to clean up something awful and just wants to get it over with.
September 6, 2018
"Peppermint" is a belabored exercise in lazily constructed déjà vu, without the grit or stylized ham of predecessors it so baldly steals from.
September 6, 2018
What if this grotesquerie of wasted potential is the closest we ever get to a Jennifer Garner John Wick? Can this really be all there is?
September 6, 2018
Just because the vigilante happens to be America's PTA mom, Garner doesn't make the wanton displays of unchecked violence any less icky.
September 6, 2018
Star Jennifer Garner must have thought this flick would do for her career what director Pierre Morel's Taken did for Liam Neeson's, but the result is bad enough to make any actor take an alias.
September 6, 2018
With its bloody but bland violence, "Peppermint" fails to deliver.
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