Thrilling Vengeance

Get ready for a thrilling ride with "Thrilling Vengeance"! This blog explores the exciting and intense world of action movies, providing critical and evaluative commentary on some of the most gripping films out there. From high-octane adventures like "John Wick: Chapter 4" to gritty crime dramas like "Uncut Gems," this blog has it all. Join us as we dissect the thrilling details and captivating performances that make these movies truly unforgettable.




Thrilling Vengeance


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The Covenant - 7.5

English - 2023

"The Covenant" is a gripping action thriller directed by Guy Ritchie, starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Dar Salim. It follows the intense journey of John Kinley, a U.S. Army special operations sergeant, and his Afghan interpreter, Ahmed, as they bravely combat the Taliban. With Guy Ritchie's signature style, the film captivates audiences with its thrilling storyline and powerful performances. Released in 2023, it received rave reviews from critics, highlighting its impeccable portrayal of the bond between the two protagonists amidst the backdrop of war. With a box office success of $37.6 million, "The Covenant" is a must-watch for fans of intense and engaging action films.

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John Wick: Chapter 4 - 7.7

English - 2022

"John Wick: Chapter 4" is a 2023 American neo-noir action thriller film directed by Chad Stahelski and written by Shay Hatten and Michael Finch. The film follows the title character, played by Keanu Reeves, as he seeks revenge on the High Table and those who betrayed him. With a runtime of 169 minutes, the movie immerses the audience in its epic and visually stunning world. The film received widespread acclaim from critics, praised for its impressive cinematography, gripping pace, and the way it elevates a simple story to mythical proportions. Despite the film's overall excellence, some critics found the portrayal of the High Table to be lacking in depth. "John Wick: Chapter 4" grossed over $432 million worldwide, making it the highest-grossing film in the franchise and one of the top-grossing films of 2023. A fifth film in the franchise is currently in development.

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The Batman - 7.8

English - 2022

"The Batman" is a compelling and gritty reimagining of the iconic superhero. Director Matt Reeves brings a fresh perspective to Gotham City, as Batman unravels a complex mystery that targets the city's elite. The film explores the dark underbelly of corruption, forcing Batman to forge new alliances and unmask the elusive culprit. Robert Pattinson delivers a nuanced performance as the brooding vigilante, supported by a talented ensemble cast including Colin Farrell and Zoë Kravitz. Reeves' direction showcases a strong sense of motivation and purpose, making "The Batman" more than just a typical superhero blockbuster. Despite a few flaws, it avoids feeling like a soulless cash grab and offers a captivating and immersive experience.

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Primal - 8.7

English - 2019

"Primal" is a thrilling action film centered around hunter and collector Frank Walsh, who captures a priceless white jaguar for a zoo, hoping for a big payday. However, things take an unexpected turn when a political assassin, who is facing extradition to America, breaks free on the ship carrying Frank's precious cargo. Now, Frank must use his expert skills to capture the dangerous killer alive. Despite its flaws, "Primal" manages to deliver an enjoyable and compelling experience. As the film nears its close, it becomes weirdly compulsive viewing, leaving audiences entertained and engaged. Nicolas Cage's return to his action roots adds a high octane element, making "Primal" an exciting watch.

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Civil War - 7.2

English - 2024

Civil War is a 2024 dystopian thriller film directed by British author Alex Garland, featuring an impressive cast including Kirsten Dunst and Wagner Moura. Set in a fictional civil war torn United States, the plot follows a team of war journalists on a daring mission to interview the President before rebels take the capital city. With a budget of $50 million, Civil War is A24's most expensive film to date. It premiered at South by Southwest, grossing over $121 million worldwide and becoming A24's second highest-grossing film. Critics have praised the film for its suspenseful storytelling and captivating battle sequences.

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Top Boy - 8.4

English - 2019

"Top Boy" is a captivating British television crime drama series set in the fictional Summerhouse estate in Hackney. Created and written by Ronan Bennett, the show first aired in 2011 and gained a loyal following. After being dropped by Channel 4, the series was revived by Netflix following interest from rapper Drake. The new season premiered in 2019, featuring ten gripping episodes that kept fans on the edge of their seats. With a talented cast, including Benedict Wong and Ashley Walters, "Top Boy" showcases inventive color grading and a coolly evocative soundtrack by Brian Eno, creating a truly cinematic experience.

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Nobody - 7.4

English - 2021

Nobody is a 2021 American action thriller film directed by Ilya Naishuller and written by Derek Kolstad. Starring Bob Odenkirk, Connie Nielsen, Aleksey Serebryakov, RZA, and Christopher Lloyd, the film follows a mild-mannered family man who is forced to embrace his deadly past as an assassin when his family becomes the target of a vengeful crime lord. With impressive action sequences and Odenkirk's captivating performance, Nobody delivers an exhilarating experience. It successfully fulfills its purpose of being an entertaining and well-executed film, providing plenty of adrenaline-inducing moments. Universal Pictures' decision to develop a sequel speaks to the film's positive reception and audience engagement.

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The Last Duel - 7.4

English - 2020

"The Last Duel" is a 2021 historical action drama film directed by Ridley Scott, depicting a gripping tale based on true events in medieval France. With an exceptional cast ensemble including Matt Damon, Adam Driver, and Jodie Comer, the film brings to life the complex story of Jean de Carrouges, a knight seeking justice for his wife's rape. Divided into three distinct chapters, the movie masterfully presents differing perspectives leading up to a climactic judicial duel. Boasting stunning production values and powerful performances, "The Last Duel" has received positive reviews from critics, with particular praise for Jodie Comer's captivating portrayal in the film's third act.

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The Killer - 6.7

English - 2023

"The Killer" is an electrifying action thriller that showcases David Fincher's masterful direction and Andrew Kevin Walker's gripping screenplay. Based on the acclaimed French graphic novel series, the film follows a skilled assassin (Michael Fassbender) who becomes the target of an international manhunt after a hit goes awry. With a stellar cast that includes Tilda Swinton and Arliss Howard, the performances are top-notch, adding depth to their respective characters. Premiering at the prestigious Venice International Film Festival, "The Killer" combines tension, sophistication, and entertainment, earning rave reviews from critics. Fincher's refusal to conform to mainstream music preferences adds to the film's unique and rebellious charm.

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Bullet Train - 7.3

English - 2022

"Bullet Train" is a thrilling action-comedy that takes viewers on a wild ride through modern-day Japan. Directed by David Leitch, known for his work on "Deadpool 2," this fast-paced film follows an assassin determined to complete his mission without trouble. However, he soon finds himself on a collision course with formidable adversaries aboard the world's fastest train. With an all-star cast including Brad Pitt, Joey King, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and Sandra Bullock, this movie promises non-stop excitement. Get ready for a pulse-pounding adventure as the end of the line marks just the beginning of the action.

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In the Line of Fire - 7.2

English - 1993

"In the Line of Fire" is a gripping cat and mouse thriller that showcases Clint Eastwood's exceptional acting skills. Eastwood portrays a Secret Service agent haunted by his past failure to protect President Kennedy. When a brilliant psychopath threatens the current president, Eastwood's character seizes the opportunity to redeem himself. Supported by a talented cast including Rene Russo and John Malkovich, this film delivers top-notch performances. Director Wolfgang Petersen, in collaboration with Mark Protosevich's screenplay, creates a fast-paced and engaging story that keeps the audience hooked until the very end. "In the Line of Fire" is a must-watch for fans of intense and well-executed thrillers.

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Oceans Eleven - 7.7

English - 2001

Ocean's Eleven is a 2001 American heist comedy film directed by Steven Soderbergh, featuring an ensemble cast including George Clooney, Matt Damon, Brad Pitt, and Julia Roberts. The story follows Danny Ocean and Rusty Ryan as they plan a heist of $160 million from casino owner Terry Benedict. With its witty script and stellar performances, Ocean's Eleven is a fun and stylish film that effortlessly blends comedy with thrilling heist sequences. The movie received positive reviews from critics, praising its clever plot twists and the chemistry among the cast. It became a box office hit, grossing $450.7 million worldwide.

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Dark Waters - 7.6

English - 2019

Dark Waters is a compelling American legal thriller that shines a light on a real-life environmental scandal. Directed by Todd Haynes and featuring an incredible cast including Mark Ruffalo, Anne Hathaway, and Tim Robbins, the film tells the gripping story of lawyer Robert Bilott's battle against chemical giant DuPont. Based on true events and investigative journalism, Dark Waters effectively exposes the unregulated dangers of chemical contamination and its devastating impact on a small town. While the film received positive reviews from critics and is well-acted, it falls short of its potential, failing to fully capitalize on its blockbuster revelations.

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Plane - 6.5

- 2023

"Plane" is a riveting 2023 American action thriller directed by Jean-François Richet. Starring Gerard Butler, Mike Colter, Yoson An, and Tony Goldwyn, the film follows a pilot (Butler) who teams up with a prisoner (Colter) to protect their passengers from a dangerous territory after making an emergency landing. The movie, shot in Puerto Rico, expertly combines heart-pounding action with intense suspense, keeping viewers on the edge of their seats. Released on January 13, 2023, "Plane" has captured the attention of both audiences and critics, garnering generally favorable reviews. With a worldwide box office gross of $55 million, this thrilling film is a definite must-watch.

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Uncut Gems - 7.4

English - 2019

"Uncut Gems" is a gripping crime thriller that showcases a remarkable performance by Adam Sandler. Directed by Josh and Benny Safdie, the film follows the story of a Jewish-American jeweler and gambling addict, played by Sandler, who finds himself in a desperate situation as he tries to retrieve an expensive gem to settle his debts. The film expertly explores the high-stakes world of the Diamond District in New York City, keeping audiences on the edge of their seats throughout. Sandler's portrayal is widely regarded as the best of his career, elevating the film to a must-watch status.

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Once Upon a Time in Hollywood -

English - 2019

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is Quentin Tarantino's love letter to the Hollywood of yesteryear, offering a nostalgic and relaxed viewing experience unlike his typically stylized films. Set in 1969 Los Angeles, the story follows a fading actor and his stunt double as they navigate the rapidly changing film industry, all while the threat of the Tate murders hangs overhead. With its multiple storylines and modern fairy tale tribute to Hollywood's golden age, the film captures the essence of a bygone era. Tarantino's direction and screenplay are commendable, and the performances by Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt shine. The cinematography, soundtrack, costume design, and production values are also praiseworthy. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood grossed an impressive $374 million worldwide and received critical acclaim, earning its place as one of the top films of 2019.

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The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent - 7.0

English - 2022

"The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent" is a 2022 American action comedy film directed by Tom Gormican and written by Gormican and Kevin Etten. Starring Nicolas Cage as a fictionalized version of himself, the film also features a talented supporting cast including Pedro Pascal, Sharon Horgan, Ike Barinholtz, and Tiffany Haddish. Set against the backdrop of Croatia, the film follows Cage as he navigates a fictionalized version of his own life, providing a light and enjoyable escape for viewers. With a blend of humor, surreal moments, and heartfelt messages, the movie delivers a blast of entertainment that appeals to both teenagers and parents. Despite not performing strongly at the box office, it has received praise from critics for the performances and chemistry between Cage and Pascal.

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F9 -

English - 2021

F9 is the ninth installment in the Fast & Furious franchise, directed by Justin Lin. It follows Dominic Toretto and his team as they join forces to stop a world-shattering plot involving his younger brother, played by John Cena. The film features an ensemble cast including Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, and Charlize Theron. F9 received mixed reviews from critics, with praise for the thrilling stunts and Lin's direction, but criticism for its unrealistic action sequences and lack of a strong plot. Nevertheless, it became a box office success, grossing over $726 million worldwide, and sets the stage for the upcoming Fast X in 2023.

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El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie - 7.3

English - 2019

El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie is a mesmerizing and gripping neo-Western crime thriller drama film that serves as a sequel and epilogue to the critically acclaimed television series Breaking Bad. Written, directed, and produced by series creator Vince Gilligan, this movie continues the story of Jesse Pinkman, brilliantly portrayed by Aaron Paul. With a talented ensemble cast that includes returning Breaking Bad actors, El Camino showcases terrific writing and a riveting performance from Paul. The film received positive reviews from critics and was recognized with awards for its excellence in television filmmaking. It is a must-watch for fans of the franchise.

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Riders of Justice - 7.5

Danish - 2021

"Riders of Justice" is a Danish action comedy film directed and written by Anders Thomas Jensen. Released in 2020, it received positive reviews from critics. Starring Mads Mikkelsen, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, and Nicolas Bro, the film explores an inherently compelling premise that is employed to slightly uneven yet predominantly enthralling effect. With a blend of action and humor, the movie surprises viewers with its funny and profound aspects, delving into the concept of coincidences and the butterfly effect of events. It is an entertaining and thought-provoking film that successfully combines action-packed sequences with comedic elements.