Peppermint (2018) Movie Review

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Director: Pierre Morel

Writer: Chad St. John (Screenplay)


Plot: Five years after her husband and daughter are killed in a senseless act of violence, a woman comes back from self-imposed exile to seek revenge against those responsible and the system that let them go free.

Runtime: 1 Hour 41 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Story: Peppermint starts when Riley (Garner) sees her husband and daughter gunned down by a ruthless gangster’s crew Diego Garcia (Raba). The trial sees the case thrown out, with Riley escaping into the wind. 

5-years-later Detectives Carmichael (Gallager Jr) and Beltran (Ortiz) are called to investigate the murders of the three men accused of killing Riley’s family. Riley has returned to get her own revenge on everyone involved in the killing and failure of justice. Going on a rampage through the city.

Verdict on Peppermint

Peppermint is an action thriller following a grieving woman who becomes a killing machine as she searches for vengeance. It shows how one woman will have everything taken from her and given no support from the legal system. It would be easy to compare this to ‘Law Abiding Citizen’. A person that lost everything and the legal system failed them, deciding to have their own justice.

Jennifer Garner is great in the leading role of the movie, showing her action skills. Something we haven’t seen from her in a while recently. The action in the movie is great, with plenty of fights getting more intense along the way.

Final ThoughtsPeppermint is an entertaining action movie, that never stops the fight.

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