In Seeking Justice, Nic Cage (who seems to be content with going through the motions and filling his bank account rather than picking good films and putting effort into his roles these days) plays a normal, down to earth, nothing special, school teacher, Will Gerard. Married to a beautiful wife and surrounded by great and supportive friends. It’s the perfect, normal life.
Then his wife gets brutally raped on her way home one night.
In the hospital waiting room, devastated by what’s happened to his wife, Will is approached by mysterious stranger called Simon, (played by the always captivating Guy Pearce) with an offer of help. Of sorts.
Simon offers Will the chance for justice, street style. In return, Will’s assistance will be required at some unknown future date. Will, not sure what to do, eventually agrees to the plan, and a few days later Simon lets Will know the job is done and returns a personal item of hi wife’s that the rapist had taken as a trophy.
Of course, it doesn’t take long before Will is called up to help, and though the task seems simple enough, it soon turns deadly, and Will is soon in too deep and looking for a way out.
Seeking Justice is a decent enough thriller, albeit one that could have done with a bit more time spent smoothing the rough edges on the plot, but director Roger Donaldson does a fine job of keeping the view on their toes, and delivers up a pretty tight and reasonably paced thriller that will whittle away you night in a pleasing fashion.
R16 Violence,sexual violence and offensive language.
Reviewed by: Jonathan Read