The reformed criminal Paul Maguire is a businessman in the construction business and happily married with Vanessa Maguire. His sixteen year-old daughter Caitlin Maguire is his pride and joy. One night, Paul and Vanessa go to a dinner party and leave Caitlin with her friends Mike and Evan at home. During the night, his dinner is interrupted by Detective Peter St. John that tells that Caitlin had been kidnapped and her friends are wounded. Paul learns that three criminals had invaded his house and abducted his daughter. Paul meets his friends and former crew, Kane and Danny Doherty, and they unsuccessfully press the smalltime criminals expecting to have news from Caitlin. Soon she is found dead in a park and they see the result of the ballistics indicating that a Russian Tokarev pistol killed Caitlin. Now Paul is haunted by his past and believes that the Russians are seeking revenge. Paul, Kane and Danny start a war against the Russians but no mobster knows any connection of the Russian...Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Rage Cage in your typical, average, everyday crime film
Nic Cage is a good actor. Ethan Hawke once said he brought back the character actor, the man who did not focus on making his characters as 'real' as possible, but instead focused on how that character can be used to entertain, shock and intrigue the viewing audience. Nic Cage is a man who isn't afraid to jump the shark a million times and 34 years into his career I would say a million is about correct.
His latest film is Tokarev and its pretty average if i'm honest. After the very good 'Joe' and after Cage saying he would focus on more introverted roles, roles that take thought and commitment instead of a lazy performance for a paycheck (cough, Ghost Rider - Spirit Of Vengeance, cough), I knew he would take on a role along these lines and I don't blame him, the film does certainly have a few things going for it and Cage turns in an above average performance here, there's quite a few moments where he really shines and a few where he doesn't but he's never down right terrible which, considering his good to bad film ration the past 10 years, he should be given a medal for that.
I would recommend you give it a watch, its again pretty average but there are 3 or 4 scenes that surprised me and showed Nic Cage is truly back and he should be watched for the next few years. I think we are going to see a lot of good things from Rage Cage very soon.
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