The latest from Nic Cage sees the eccentric actor as an ex-enforcer wrongfully imprisoned for 22 years, who finally gets cut loose and looks for revenge against those who put him there.
Having served his time, Cage’s Frank embarks on a path of retribution that’s complicated by his newfound relationship with his son Joey (Noah Le Gros).
Cage looks rather subdued in the trailer, trading in his over-the-top acting for a subtle performance about a man intent on making those pay for his misfortune.
The only notable addition to the supporting cast is a grey-haired Benjamin Bratt, who’s probably looking for a new agent after agreeing to this by-the-numbers-looking revenge thriller.
Why Nic Cage continues to star in films like this is anyone’s guess.
Despite all that, I’ll probably end up watching this flick once it’s on the line, and while expectations are low, at least I know Cage will deliver an engaging performance, even if the film itself is garbage.
A Score to Settle hits theatres on 2 August 2019.
Check out the trailer below.
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