(2018) (Jennifer Garner, John Gallagher Jr.) (R)
- QUICK TAKE:
- Action: A woman becomes a vigilante to get revenge on those responsible for and complicit with the murder of her husband and daughter.
- While she might not have a lot of money, Los Angeles area bank employee Riley North (JENNIFER GARNER) is happily married to Chris (JEFF HEPHNER) and the proud mother of young daughter Carly (CAILEY FLEMING). Unbeknownst to her, Chris nearly took some sort of one-time driving job for a friend who works for notorious drug kingpin Diego Garcia (JUAN PABLO RABA) but then decided not to. Unfortunately for him, that friend stole some money from the criminal and thus ended up dead, with Garcia also putting out the hit order on Chris and his family. And that comes on their night out celebrating Carly's birthday where three thugs do a drive-by shooting that kills Chris and Carly and leaves Riley in a medically induced coma after taking a bullet to the brain.
A month later, she's able to identify those three men in a police lineup, but detectives Stan Carmichael (JOHN GALLAGHER JR.) and Moises Beltran (JOHN ORTIZ) realize it will be an uphill battle to get any sort of conviction, what with how feared and connected Garcia is in the area. The obviously corrupt judge doesn't even let the murder case go to trial, the suspects walk free, and Riley ends up disappearing.
Five years later, however, a number of people related to that case -- including the three gunmen -- end up dead, thus arousing the suspicions of the detectives as well as FBI Agent Lisa Inman (ANNIE ILONZEH) who all start working the case. They eventually realize that Riley has turned into a well-trained and well-armed vigilante who will stop at nothing on her path of killing everyone responsible for and complicit with the murder of her husband and daughter, including the drug kingpin himself.
- WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
- If they're into vigilante-based action films or are fans of Garner or anyone else in the cast, they might show some interest.
- WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: R
- For strong violence and language throughout.
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