When the daughter of a reformed criminal is kidnapped, he rounds up his old crew and seeks his own brand of justice.
Directed: Paco Cabezas
Sometimes you wonder just what Nicolas Cage did in a previous life to deserve the recent run of form.
It’s not that he’s a particularly bad actor, he always seems to give his performances everything.
But for one reason or another the scripts he gets are below par with regurgitated story lines.
On paper Tokarev (original title Rage) should have been a neat little revenge thriller, but it derives itself from a Taken-esque atmosphere.
In other words, if your daughter gets kidnapped it’s free reign to go kill everyone in sight.
Cage plays Paul Maguire a respected business man with a dark past who has left his criminal habits behind him. When his daughter is kidnapped and then murdered that criminal past comes back to haunt him.
Reuniting Maguire with his crew he goes on a rampage to find out who was responsible and bring them to justice before Danny Glover’s tired looking cop can get to them first.
Car chases, fist fights and gun battles are strewn throughout the run time but there is nothing to set it apart or make it unique in any way.
Cage’s character is a bit of an enigma, we don’t really have any idea who he is, albeit for a very brief flash back. Danny Glover ambles about speaking gruffly without much else to do but interfere.
The ending is a kick in the balls, as an audience, to let us endure over ninety minutes for that pile of tosh it should be us with large amounts of rage!
I still believe that on his day Cage is as good an actor as anyone, but it takes one film out of ten for him to prove that.
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