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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 18
Cast
Sally Field
Kiefer Sutherland
Ed Harris
Directors
John Schlesinger
Screenwriters
Amanda Silver
Rick Jaffa
Running Time
101 minutes

Eye For An Eye
Thriller about a mother bent on revenge on her daughter's killer.


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Plot
After the rape and murder of her 17 year-old daughter, Karen McCann is distraught - but when the man responsible is freed, she becomes obsessed with the idea of revenge. A few courses in marksmanship and self-defence later, and she's ready to go after the killer.


Verdict
In the wake of the O.J. Simpson trial, there ought to have been plenty of opportunity to address the issues of what to do when justice fails, but this simply isn't clever enough, building up instead to a workmanlike finale in which cheap thrills are replaced by no thrills, and any pretence of thoughtful debate has long since been abandoned.


Reviewed by Paul Merrill

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