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5.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 32 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 19 out of 32
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  1. Mar 16, 2012
    3
    By all costs a Net-Flix, night-filler as opposed to a $10 theater let-down, "Seeking Justice," is not the worst played by Cage (sporting a fledgingly trim goatee) in recent films, though it is not far behind. Still packing unnecessary convolution and plot holes, ample action, and a low suspension of disbelief, this thriller is only saved from camp delight due to Pearce's sufficient-enoughBy all costs a Net-Flix, night-filler as opposed to a $10 theater let-down, "Seeking Justice," is not the worst played by Cage (sporting a fledgingly trim goatee) in recent films, though it is not far behind. Still packing unnecessary convolution and plot holes, ample action, and a low suspension of disbelief, this thriller is only saved from camp delight due to Pearce's sufficient-enough foil. Though, once the plot takes off, as with almost every Cage movie, mostly of late, things become familiarly complicated, nonsensical, and, oh yes, embarrassing and intermittently funny. Cage fans not to be disappointed; he may even exceed your expectations (not that the bar has been set very high). Expand
  2. Mar 17, 2012
    9
    This was a very well made, very entertaining movie. Both of us were extremely happy with it and went away feeling like we'd seen a high quality piece of filmmaking. The shots, locations, edits and casting were invigorating and yet realistic and lifelike. The dialogue was mainly restrained and nicely understated. The acting was good all around and Nic Cage was especially strong, playing aThis was a very well made, very entertaining movie. Both of us were extremely happy with it and went away feeling like we'd seen a high quality piece of filmmaking. The shots, locations, edits and casting were invigorating and yet realistic and lifelike. The dialogue was mainly restrained and nicely understated. The acting was good all around and Nic Cage was especially strong, playing a vulnerable "regular guy". Sure the plot is a little fantastical but within that sort of genre it was smart and well written and the plot was truly suspenseful and thrilling, consistently through. Despite the action/intrigue plot it had a low-key indie feel a lot of the time. Also, the New Orleans locales were excellent. Expand
  3. Mar 1, 2014
    7
    Seeking Justice is truly one of Nicolas Cage's better films and maybe the best one in his last 15 or so. The plot hinges on a very interesting and creative concept of an underground vigilante operation that I haven't seen in any other movie. Some of the plot points that progress the story arc feel a bit weak but overall, I was pleasantly surprised but how entertaining and well written andSeeking Justice is truly one of Nicolas Cage's better films and maybe the best one in his last 15 or so. The plot hinges on a very interesting and creative concept of an underground vigilante operation that I haven't seen in any other movie. Some of the plot points that progress the story arc feel a bit weak but overall, I was pleasantly surprised but how entertaining and well written and acted the movie was. Expand
  4. Feb 22, 2013
    7
    Seeking Justice is a rare example of a B-Movie blockbuster. This film may have been direct-to-video, but it features one hell of a cast, a ton of action, and a pretty decent storyline. Like most B-movies, this film was predictable as hell, but not in a bad way. Yes, I knew what was coming, but I was still interested in seeing how it was done and what the results would be. Nicholas Cage isSeeking Justice is a rare example of a B-Movie blockbuster. This film may have been direct-to-video, but it features one hell of a cast, a ton of action, and a pretty decent storyline. Like most B-movies, this film was predictable as hell, but not in a bad way. Yes, I knew what was coming, but I was still interested in seeing how it was done and what the results would be. Nicholas Cage is actual not the action star of this film, he is merely a High School English Teacher, with a seemingly perfect life. His world gets turned around though when his wife is savagely raped and beaten. As a result, Cage has two options, let the police do their thing or find someone else to take care of business. Can you guess which choice he made? Cage is of course fantastic as always. Even if the particular film doesn't suit your interests, when you see that it stars Nicholas Cage, you know you're about to be entertained. Guy Pierce is also excellent, giving a performance that was eerily similar to that of his character in Memento. Seeking Justice is definitely not an award winning film and is destine to fall under the radar of most moviegoers, but it's just as thrilling and entertaining as anything you'll see at the box office. Expand
  5. Mar 18, 2012
    0
    This film is bad, laughably bad. I was actually entertained at just how ludicrous and poorly done this potboiler is. This is the kind of film that flashes back to five minutes ago to show what the hero is thinking. It has so little faith in the audience to figure out that maybe, just maybe, the hero is thinking about his wife's attack that it flashes back not once, not twice, but threeThis film is bad, laughably bad. I was actually entertained at just how ludicrous and poorly done this potboiler is. This is the kind of film that flashes back to five minutes ago to show what the hero is thinking. It has so little faith in the audience to figure out that maybe, just maybe, the hero is thinking about his wife's attack that it flashes back not once, not twice, but three different times. This film stands in resolute, unwavering defiance in the face of credibility, without seeming to know it. I couldn't recommend it more if you want to watch something really, really terrible. Full review on my blog. Expand
  6. Mar 16, 2012
    1
    What is te reason to watch other film of Nicholas Cage? Because his last movies are of this type, like kill, boom, all fight, he die, and all the film is same, and boring. The only good on Seeking Justice are the performance of January Jones and Guy Pearce.
  7. Mar 19, 2012
    9
    Yes, Nick Cage has made some stinkers, but Seeking Justice isn't one of them. This move was suspenseful from beginning to end, The worst thing about this movie was the title.It should 've been called Civilian Justice.
  8. Dec 21, 2012
    5
    i wonder if they went out of their way to rip off numerous better films... like taken, law abiding citizen, etc. oh well, it at least assembles all the little bits ripped from these films into something decent...
  9. Dec 13, 2012
    6
    "Seeking Justice" is a decently-entertaining and well-made thriller with a healthy pace and good storytelling. Nicolas Cage plays a happily married man whose life is turned upside down when his wife is beaten and raped one night, and accepts a stranger's offer to "take care of" the perpetrator in return for a promise to pay him back sometime. When that time comes, he challenges what he's"Seeking Justice" is a decently-entertaining and well-made thriller with a healthy pace and good storytelling. Nicolas Cage plays a happily married man whose life is turned upside down when his wife is beaten and raped one night, and accepts a stranger's offer to "take care of" the perpetrator in return for a promise to pay him back sometime. When that time comes, he challenges what he's asked to do, and ends up on the run to protect his name and his wife. The film boasts good storytelling and a healthy pace, and Cage's performance is engaging. Guy Pearce also handles himself well as the villain, and there's a fair dose of action sprinkled throughout. Don't expect it to be more than what it is - a popcorn thriller - but don't expect it to be any less, either. Expand
Metascore
38

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 21
  2. Negative: 5 out of 21
  1. Reviewed by: Scott Tobias
    Mar 19, 2012
    40
    In the end, though, 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.
  2. Reviewed by: Owen Gleiberman
    Mar 18, 2012
    67
    The movie is never dull, though, and Cage acts every moment as if he means it. As the cult's leader, Guy Pearce, looking deeply creepy with a shaved head, has a cruel playfulness.
  3. Reviewed by: Bill Goodykoontz
    Mar 18, 2012
    60
    Good in spots, overall Cage is fine. Nothing more, nothing less. Kind of like Seeking Justice.