Rage (2014) - Action, Crime, Thriller

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When the daughter of a reformed criminal is kidnapped, he rounds up his old crew and seeks his own brand of justice.

Director: Paco Cabezas
Stars: Nicolas Cage, Rachel Nichols
Length: 92 Minutes
PG Rating: N/A
Reviews: 42 out of 130 found boring (32.3%)

One-line Reviews (100)

Flat, slow, contrived, cliché, deadpan acting, annoying music track, bad dialog, shallow characters.

Kind of the classic ending where the characters just wakes up in his bed and the credit roll, except this time it's not cute but overdone like the dream ending, it's just trite and offensive.

It's writing is for the most part very predictable except for one or two concepts,...

With an overall slow moving plot from that point, the twist at the end of the film sort of comes as a shock as the rest of the film was sold very well.

Another Enjoyable Nicolas Cage Action Flick .

One of the top 5 worst movies that I have ever seen.

Sure fairly predictable at times, the usual clichés and stereotypes, etc., but I found it pretty enjoyable over all.

I am so bored by these gun conflict movies where one never sees the dead bodies lying around later or the wounded dying crawling inconveniently around gasping for breath.

Just don't waste your time on this one.

If you want to see Nicolas Cage in an entertaining action film watch Drive Angry or Face/Off.

The best bit was when I fell asleep .

Even the rest of the casts' acting was so substandard, that my husband fell asleep halfway through the movie.

I would have walked out and screamed for a refund.

The story is pointless irritating ugly and a complete waste of time.

The movie is absolutely disjointed and lacks any sense.

The story itself is so cliché it's painful to watch.

However, the script up to that point is for the most part a big bore.

Kane (played by Max Ryan) is worth watching in the film with pretty decent acting.

Saying that there is nothing new on offer here is an understatement, it ticks the cliché book in all the perfunctory places, people get tortured, people get double crossed, there is a cop on Cages side, you know the drill.

Far from boring, and definitely brutal.

A trite, improbable plot, terrible directing, awful music and inane car chases.

An entertaining action pack .

It's all there: - Hero bursts into a room with about 28 armed bad guys but he manages to kill them all anyway with the aid of creative film cuts, very slow moving and stupid henchmen and a knife ...

Some features are a tat cliché ..sort of...

To add insult to injury, just in case you didn't get the subtlety of this waste of time, the music is unoriginal, predictable and leads you along emotionally ever step of the way.

So put it simple, this is a very boring movie.

A bloated, dull and brooding mess, excused by a final plot twist that basically negates the entire movie, making you feel even more like you've waisted your time because it was all for nothing.

So I was bored and chanced upon this movie and decided to give it a try.

The movie ends with an anti- climax that's mind numbingly ridiculous - like the director wanted a quick ending after the movie dragged on and on for 70+ minutes.

The storyline itself is completely unoriginal and riddled with cliché after cliché.

To our surprise this film was genuinely enjoyable and in some ways had more to offer than your typical Hollywood blockbuster.

Rage is ferociously predictable, carbon copied from far better thrillers like Taken or Death Wish and the plot is a complete and utter mess.

Also (with out giving any plot spoilers) it's unfair and pointless to compare this to some popular abduction movie, because if those people actually watched it they see they are not at all the same.

One of the worst movies I have ever watched.

The beginning of the film is seemingly entertaining, some of the violent torture scenes made me cringe, and there was a fleeting moment where I thought everything was coming together.

A thrilling hunt for information on Caitlin's whereabouts begins.

Pointless, cliché revenge story, poor action scenes.

Stupid, pointless, phoned-in, with a touch of Hollywood racism .

No not great like last years "The Frozen Ground" movie, but I found it pretty enjoyable over all.

Boring dialogue, silly acting, and my god why did they cast such a young girl for his wife?

Very thrilling.

The story line was original and very unpredictable.

This movie was an absolute waste of 2 hours of my life I'll never get back.

I think I had forgotten the beginning after about ten minutes of the drab, depressing and lousy scenes that followed.

And yes, the movie is that generic and mundane.

Don't waste your time with this movie.

It looks like Cage was trying to deliver a mind blowing - one sentence - bad ass kind of pep-talk, but ended up uninspiring.

It is a directing tool of mis-direction that should be avoided, it stinks, did not add an interesting twist to the storyline, just made the whole film completely pointless.

============================================================= As a rewatch (03/22/18'), the film is more engaging and interesting than initial lead to believe.

Near the end of a stupid action scene, as cage is about to deliver his cliché one liner, we get a cut shot which starts with a 3 second close up of nics crotch before panning up....

What a waste of time.

In the end Rage's biggest drawback is that everything that happens in the middle of the film is literally utterly pointless.

Dialog was pretty much boring.

While being entertaining, Rage isn't anything you haven't seen before, as it's your typical who done it, with all the gun fire and explosions you'd expect from an action movie.

but when they are down right dumb and pointless like this movie was they are like a kick in the pants.

Don't waste your time on it.

And the ending makes the whole thing a waste of time.

Pathetically pretentious .

It's not even bad in a humorous way, it's just bad in a boring way.

Overall the acting is bland and the supporting cast contributes very little to the movie.

Instead, viewers will see bland action, stark music, and Nicolas Cage looking uncomfortable as usual.

What makes this movie different from other movies like "Taken" (An obvious reference) is that this one takes it's time to know the characters before the action explodes but once it does it's really, I mean REALLY INTENSE, I think the camera work was superb and I really enjoyed every bit of action of this movie.

Trying to create suspense and action by directing such a slow pace just doesn't work, especially with such a quality actor as Nicolas Cage.

Still the movie lacks a couple of things and gets pretty cliché.

Over all the acting was good and it was entertaining.

If you like decent action and thriller stuff even though it has a bit of cliché features stuck to is..you'll enjoy this too.

With a second viewing, the twist ending felt more predictable and obvious.

Boring, drags on and on and on with very little story.

Watched this movie despite reading some crushing reviews before, and it is worth watching.

Also most of them are pretty entertaining too if you like Nicholas Cage.

Boring, unoriginal, tedious .

I won't spoil details, but there are definitely a couple of events which end up being pretty unexpected and welcome plot twists, given how easy it has become these days to predict movie plots.

Also, too much boring conversation that made me actually fell asleep during some part of the movie.

Like he's been holding off going to the john for far too long and then - he let it all out in a gush of foul smelling, lumpy and runny mess.

That is becoming a cliché; often the police chief is an African American and the friend he gives impunity to is a semi friend white tough guy who has a heart of gold.

Rage (or Tokarev) in some territories is worth watching.

Don't waste your time .

They are mindless, silly action thrillers but I thought Rage would at least be entertaining.

B&B: bad and boring!.

It is a poorer version of Taken with less suspense, thrills and overall quality of a script but Rage remained enjoyable in some ways.

The movie is intense, makes perfect sense, surprises, has action, mystery, passion, intrigue.

Go change the oil in your car or organize your toothpick collection as you will find these more entertaining.

Too often I finish a movie bored by an ending that was obvious from the beginning.

But the way Tokarev was brought to us, well, it's definitely boring.

where to begin: very poorly scripted, cliché ridden, terrible music choice, poor use of effects, good actors poorly acting, beyond stupid sequences, stop start one dimensional, no character development(it does not count when you just narrate the plot or history)It was an attempted rip off of the excellent taken.

Emotional shots are far too long.

This is just the most boring load of drivel I've seen in ages.

Cage is an unpredictable actor.

Very entertaining.

This movie actually turns every Hollywood cliché on its head!

Its good story, good screen play so worth watching one time.

This action is pretty exciting and should satisfy fans of the genre.

But it's not the worst because it's bad, the way Con Air was bad, it's bad because it's hollow, a contrivance, an empty shell of a movie so impromptu, so soulless and insignificant that it should be banned from anything resembling creativity, imagination or innovation completely.

Lots of blood and guts, 100% predictable.

Enjoyed it all the way through and didn't find it boring at all!

It is an intelligent twist of the cliché where ferocious injustice is done to a family member of a retired bad-ass hero to justify when he axes everyone and everything in his way.

It seems like the writer was running low on good ideas for a convincing and thrilling finale.

I don't know if it was because your character was written to be largely unlikable, but you seemed downright bored and uninterested at times.

Not only was the dialogue not plausible, but NC's acting was so cliché, that I could barely watch him in this role.

The storyline is totally original and gripping.