“The Ultimate Movie Review!”
“Fair Amount Of Action - Unsatisfying Ending”
“Paying Forward - Conspiracy”
“Guy Pearce Does A Great Charles Bronson Imitation In This Revenge Fantasy”
It's refreshing to see Nicolas Cage, non-histrionic and sort of subtle, in a halfway clever piece of indie pulp about a teacher who enlists a cult of vigilantes to kill the man who raped his wife.
Owen Gleiberman - Entertainment Weekly
Donaldson ... seems to have lost all talent for pacing.
Jeannette Catsoulis - New York Times
Working with a pip of a premise, Seeking Justice is the kind of effective middle-range pulp thriller that has lately become an endangered species.
Nick Pinkerton - Village Voice
There's a good idea here, in the story of helpless victims who get caught up in citizen vigilantism. But it's buried under a cheap, straight-to-DVD esthetic.
Elizabeth Weitzman - New York Daily News
I continue to consider Cage a gifted (if uneven) actor, but a movie like "Seeking Justice" challenges my faith.
Roger Ebert - Chicago Sun-Times
There's plenty to enjoy in this old-fashioned exploitation movie.
Ben Sachs - Chicago Reader
It's a crime thriller starring Nicolas Cage, but it's not as bad as that phrase implies.
Bill Goodykoontz - Arizona Republic
Seeking Justice is an intense thriller so full of shocks it keeps you wired from start to finish.
Rex Reed - New York Observer
[Cage] shouldn't do any more movies in which his character signals his acceptance of a Faustian bargain by buying two candy bars.
Lou Lumenick - New York Post
It's one of those productions that is neither good enough nor bad enough to be enjoyable.
James Berardinelli - ReelViews
Neither the script's conspiracies nor Nicolas Cage's performance is weird enough to trump the film's generic feel...
John DeFore - Hollywood Reporter
[Cage] acquits himself well enough in this otherwise rudimentary thriller from deliriously unsubtle director Roger Donaldson.
Robert Abele - Los Angeles Times
Seeking Justice is like mediocre pizza; It won't change the world but it should satisfy those hungry for a well-made, generic meal.
As far as a Cage film goes, Seeking Justice is better than the last couple major theatrical releases that have hit the screens.
Kevin Carr - 7M Pictures
Despite growing increasingly preposterous as the minutes tick by, Roger Donaldson's Seeking Justice is still at the high-end of star Nicholas Cage's recent output.
Simon Foster - Screen-Space
...a hopelessly uneven thriller that just isn't able to live up to its seemingly can't-miss premise...
David Nusair - Reel Film Reviews
There is a strange and sometimes wondrous intensity in Cage's performances in these films; sometimes his madness is enough to elevate a film - like Werner Herzog's The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans - to a kind of trashy sublimity.
Philip Martin - Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
- Dark Horizons
The movie opens with an embarrassingly obvious scene of exposition and ends in an abandoned mall with a laborious explanation by a talking killer and further villainous actions cleared up by a trusting local detective who can sweep things under the rug.
Adam Lippe - Examiner.com
Not much better than the dreck Nic Cage has been shoveling at us in recent years - a tad smarter, perhaps. But as in life, he keeps getting up off the mat and coming back for more, even if much of his audience isn't returning the favor.
As it stands, veteran director Roger Donaldson and writers Todd Hickey and Robert Tannen instead turn Seeking Justice into a lengthy chase movie that grows ever more ludicrous.
Jeffrey M. Anderson - Common Sense Media
Ah, Nicolas Cage, you donkey- faced old ham. When did you finally give up on acting and abandon yourself totally to self-parody?
Donald Clarke - Irish Times
There needs to be a shot of [Cage] raising his fists looking up to the sky screaming 'JUSTIIIIIIICE!' as the camera pulls up, but the movie doesn't go there.
Fred Topel - CraveOnline
'Death Wish' goes the corporate route in this silly action-thriller that's nonetheless leagues beyond Nicolas Cage's usual fare.
Frank Swietek - One Guy's Opinion
A bland revenge thriller with the Cage's blandest star turn since he sleepwalked through Bangkok Dangerous.
Ethan Alter - Television Without Pity
Nicolas Cage plays the regular man protagonist with surprising ease, dialing down the nutty affectations and keeping you engaged.
Robert Levin - amNewYork
The only thing you'll be wondering during this inert alleged thriller is where it all went wrong.
Brian Tallerico - HollywoodChicago.com
A dumb-dumb variant on the Death Wish vigilante justice genre.
Peter Rainer - Christian Science Monitor
This vigilante potboiler jettisons any sense of realistic goodwill with viewers by detouring into a series of silly plot twists and half-cocked conspiracy theories.
Todd Jorgenson - Cinemalogue.com
An enjoyably loopy genre exercise. Connoisseurs of the Nic will need no further recommendation.
Kurt Loder - Reason Online
An agonizingly banal exercise in generic filmmaking makes even the most run-of-the-mill made-for-TV potboiler seem like a Charlie Kaufman head-spinner by comparison.
Peter Sobczynski - eFilmCritic.com
If you are a hard core Nic Cage fan this won't kill ya, but avoiding it may make you stronger.
JimmyO - JoBlo's Movie Emporium
It's a perfectly palatable and even engaging thriller, albeit one requiring several leaps of faith and/or disengagement with reality.
John Anderson - Newsday
What's more fascinating about this widespread entanglement is how it relates to the movie's at-best questionable but more-likely nonexistent moral core.
Mark Dujsik - Mark Reviews Movies
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.
Scott Tobias - NPR
The film can't even rely on Nicolas Cage to raise its heartbeat, finding the actor looking tired and disinterested. Frankly, with this script, I don't blame him.
Brian Orndorf - BrianOrndorf.com
Just as bad as most of what Cage has been doing lately, but doesn't offer any of the campy delight of "The Wicker Man" or "Drive Angry."
Stephen Silver - The Trend
Goes from adequate to ludicrous but is only ever compelling enough to serve as audiovisual wallpaper while you're focused on something else.
Alison Willmore - Movieline
What holds "Seeking Justice" together is the skill with which director Roger Donaldson ramps up the tension as Cage gets into deeper and deeper trouble.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul) - St. Paul Pioneer Press
A mystery low on secrets and an ethical dilemma with no consideration of morality whatsoever.
Matt Pais - RedEye
Seeking Justice is ultimately as bland, undistinguished, and primed for a direct-to-video mass burial as its generic title.
Nathan Rabin - AV Club
Seeking Justice is memorable only because it contains what may be my favorite new Cage line reading of all time.
Rene Rodriguez - Miami Herald
Instead of seeking justice, this movie should be looking for some entertainment value.
Bill Gibron - Filmcritic.com
Nicolas Cage has spent so long turning himself into a living cartoon that he's lost the ability to play human beings.
Sam Adams - Time Out
Guy Pearce in a great Charles Bronson imitation in this revenge fantasy.
Harvey S. Karten - Compuserve
The film's tossed-off look and clunky editorial construction are still secondary to the sheer silliness of its story.
Nick Schager - Slant Magazine
It's never terrible - just never terribly anything else, either.
Marshall Fine - Hollywood & Fine
What is it, Nic? What happened? What do they do, send you the angry-guy action movies that Liam Neeson turns down?
Stephen Whitty - Newark Star-Ledger
Confirma a transformacao definitiva de Nicolas Cage em Mark Dacascos.
Pablo Villaca - Cinema em Cena
[VIDEO] In spite of director Roger Donaldson's respectable pedigree-he directed such winners as "Thirteen Days" and "The World's Fastest Indian"-everything about "Seeking Justice" screams B movie.
Cole Smithey - ColeSmithey.com