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Banlieue 13

2004 / 84m - France
Action, Crime
Banlieue 13 poster

From Paris with Love

2010 / 92m - France
Action, Crime
From Paris with Love poster


2018 / 102m - USA
Action, Thriller
Peppermint poster

A woman scorned. Peppermint is a simple but decent enough action/revenge flick, held back only by its lead. Jennifer Garner is a horrible casting choice, who fails both as the angelic mom and the kick-ass vigilante. Her role is pretty essential to the success of the film, luckily Morel doesn't overreach in other departments, so it still works as a generic genre filler.

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Riley has a plain but pleasant life, dedicating herself to her family. When her child and husband are killed in a violent drug-related incident, her world collapses. The culprits aren't even convicted for their crimes, instead, Riley is committed to a mental hospital. Before she gets there she escapes and disappears from the grid, only to re-emerge as a ruthless killer out for revenge.

It's pretty difficult to take Garner seriously in this role, which means you're just trailing a glorified soccer mom taking on a squad of hardened gang members for most of the film. The action itself is solid though, the rest of the cast isn't too bad and the pacing is OK, safe a somewhat slow start. Not bad, but pretty forgettable.

The Gunman

2015 / 115m - USA
Action, Thriller
The Gunman poster


2008 / 94m - France
Action, Thriller
Taken poster