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Cast: Danny Glover, Nicolas Cage, Peter Stormare
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.
Considering Nicolas Cage is an Academy Award winner we all probably expect more from him and any film he is in but that has not been the case the last few years. Instead of big budget roles he has gone to more low budget films, I suppose a lot of that is due to his Tax problems and just working to pay it all off, but I for one have always enjoyed him so I was looking forward to checking this one out knowing it was a low budget affair.
The story focuses on Paul, a very protective father. He use to live the life of crime, but after his wife passed away, he left that life behind to make sure he raised his daughter right. After she is kidnapped and the police seem to be dragging their feet on the case he decides to get his own crew back to hunt down those who took his daughter and bring her home.
"Rage" is one of those films that the less you know about it the better so I am not going to ruin the surprises that await for everyone here. I will say that although this is not Cage's best film ever I did find it very entertaining. I thought he did a great job playing a grieving father and the supporting cast were all great as well, including Danny Glover and Peter Stormare.
Production wise the film was what I expected, nothing great but good none the less. "Rage" is full of mystery, suspense and tension, and there is a major twist towards the end of the film that you will never see coming which I loved, I also enjoyed the non-Hollywood ending, which felt refreshing.
In the end I found the film to be better than I expected mainly because the film's major twist and it's ending. There are better action/revenge films out there and "Rage" is not without it's flaws and cliches, but over-all I thought is was quite enjoyable, so if you are a Cage fan, I recommend checking it out.
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Released by Image Entertainment/RLJ Entertainment
*** 1/2 Out Of *****