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Michael "Jay" Cochran has just left the Navy after 12 years. He's not quite sure what he's going to do, except that he knows he wants a holiday. He decides to visit Tiburon Mendez, a powerful but shady Mexican businessman who he once flew to Alaska for a hunting trip. Arriving at the Mendez mansion in Mexico, he is immediately surprised by the beauty and youth of Mendez' wife Miryea. Their attraction to each other is undeniable, but Cochran is aware that Mendez is a powerful, vindictive, and very possessive man who does not tolerate betrayal. Written by
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Revenge is actually a much better movie than I thought it would be. It was a little-known movie, but with a good cast, I thought it would be worth the pick-up. It is a very bloody, violent film with themes of redemption, in more ways than one. The movie began slow with the introduction of Costner's character, but once when his elderly Mexican politician friend enters the picture, things begin to pick up steam. In all, this is a vastly underrated action revenge flick.
This film is about a Navy pilot who retires and he decides to travel to Mexico to visit his old friend whom life he saved in a hunting accident. He meets his friend's wife, who is very unhappy and seduces him. When Tibey, his friend finds out, all hell breaks loose.
I thought the acting was really good. Kevin Costner shows again and again what an excellent actor he is. He shows great chemistry with Madeleine Stowe. She has never looked better as she does in this film. Anthony Quinn does a good job as the angry, political Tibey!
Overall, Revenge is a good action flick and one that people give it less credit for. It's not the greatest revenge flick, but still a good one. The film has a sad ending, which adds drama to the flick and I think the film was written pretty well. Those looking for a good action flick, this is the film for you.
My Grade: A-
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