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Vengeance: A Love Story (2017)





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On the Fourth of July, single mother Teena is brutally assaulted by a local gang in front of her 12-year-old daughter Bethie. Even though Bethie is able to identify the attackers, the defense hires a local hot-shot defense attorney who manipulates the law to their advantage. When the criminals are set free, Gulf War veteran and detective John Dromoor (Nicolas Cage) is dismayed by the lack of justice and plots revenge against the men on Teena's behalf.

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Don Johnson
as Jay Kirkpatrick
Jimmy Gonzales
as Det. Zwaff
Mike Pniewski
as Judge Shapiro
Xavier Declie
as Father Muldoon
Natalie Pero
as ER Nurse
Michelle Davidson
as TV Reporter
Dan Kleckner
as TV Anchor
Jwaundace Candece
as Night Nurse
Nicole Barré
as Dr. Matthews
Marc Coppola
as Dr. Collins
Shirley Martin
as Mrs. Dorothy Lewis
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Critic Reviews for Vengeance: A Love Story

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (1)

Any hope of prestige is dashed by the heavy-handed, cliché-ridden direction of former stuntman Johnny Martin and his star's detached portrayal of a guy whose mind is permanently elsewhere.

September 15, 2017 | Full Review…

Vengeance doesn't deliver even the fun of a nutty Cage performance, so viewers are stuck with a predictable plot, terrible dialogue and flat acting.

December 18, 2017 | Full Review…

By now, Nicolas Cage can practically sleepwalk through these types of generic vigilante roles.

September 15, 2017 | Full Review…

If one is only interested in watching poorly coiffed, dentally challenged fiends receive their just deserts, there are worse options out there, with most of them also starring Nicolas Cage.

September 14, 2017 | Rating: C | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Vengeance: A Love Story

Nicolas Cage is out for blood in Vengeance: A Love Story. When the trial of four young men who brutally raped and beat a single mother goes south and it looks like they'll get off, the cop who rescued the woman goes rogue in order to get justice. Anna Hutchison gives an incredibly strong performance and Cage is pretty impressive as well (though he's more of a supporting character). And, Don Johnson is also rather good as a sleazy defense attorney. However, the script is a little uneven and oddly paced; with Cage falling in and out of the plot, and kind of just snapping in order to go on his rampage. Still, the directing is especially well-done; particularly the sexual assault and courtroom drama scenes, which are extremely evocative and hard to watch. It has some problems, but Vengeance: A Love Story is a captivating thriller.

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Dann Michalski

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