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A Score to Settle (2019)

Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Drama | 2 August 2019 (USA)
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An ex-enforcer for a local crime syndicate has vowed to enact retribution on his mob bosses after 19 years of wrongful imprisonment. The only thing diverting his violent plans is a new found relationship to his beloved son.

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Shawn Ku

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John Stuart Newman (as John Newman), John Stuart Newman
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Credited cast:
Nicolas Cage ... Frank
Benjamin Bratt ... Q
Noah Le Gros ... Joey
Karolina Wydra ... Simone / Jennifer
Mohamed Karim ... Jimmy the Dragon
Ian Tracey ... Tank
Sean Owen Roberts ... Trip
Dave Kenneth MacKinnon ... Max (as Dave Kenneth Mackinnon)
Nicole Muñoz ... Isha
Leanne Khol Young ... Lorraine
Nicole G. Leier ... Sleepy's Daughter
Carmel Amit ... Simone #2
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alex Alegria ... Young Q
Bob Bachtold Bob Bachtold ... Wedding Guest
Bailey Coppola Bailey Coppola ... Young Frank
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After serving 19 years in prison for a crime not committed, Frank is released. He will have to make a choice - to make up for lost years with his son or to take revenge on people whom he considered friends. Will Frank be able to start life again? Written by Peter-Patrick76 (peter-patrick@mail.com)

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This movie was initially supposed to be shot in Vancouver during February 2018, but changed shooting location to Cincinnati, Ohio. It was again changed to be shot in Kelowna, British Columbia. See more »

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Would be a great film... if played at 1.5x speed
5 August 2019 | by TheTopDawgCriticSee all my reviews

For starters, all the 1's are just bone-head amateur reviews. This film - all things considered, is a solid 7/10, and here's why:

It's clearly a low budget B-grade film. You have a novice director (only his 2nd full length feature film, other 4 are shorts and TV films), Shawn Ku, who did a fairly decent job (remember, for a novice filmmaker) with the camera, but needed work on directing his cast (except Cage, who was awesome on his own). Then you have a great (conceptual) story, that was written by a totally green newbie writer, John Stuart Newman, in his 2nd full length feature film. Yes there were some plot issues, and yes the slow pacing was atrocious that the 103 min length felt ridiculously long. But nevertheless, Nicolas Cage kept this film afloat, with some help from Benjamin Bratt (who certainly needed better direction in the beginning).

If this film was properly edited and the pacing sped up 1.5x, it would have been an entirely different (much better) viewing experience. The score was decent and the cinematography on point. It's a shame the producers didn't decide to edit this better, because Cage deserved better for his performance. Nevertheless, rating this film based on its own production merits and value, it's a solid 7/10 from me. I still enjoyed it, but wanted more.


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