I am Wrath

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5.41 h 30 min2016X-RayR
John Travolta and Christopher Meloni are ex-special forces turned vigilantes who are out for revenge in this high action crime thriller from the director of The Scorpion King.
Directors
Chuck Russell
Starring
John TravoltaChristopher MeloniRebecca Demornay
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SuspenseAction
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English [CC]
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English
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Producers
Rob CarlinerMichael MendelsohnRichard SalvatoreNick Vallelonga
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R (Restricted)
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4.3 out of 5 stars

2407 global ratings

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James MReviewed in the United States on July 31, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
A Good Bustem Up! Worth A Watch.
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I read many of the reviews on this movie before I watched it but finally decided that it was time to check it out. I gave it a 5 star to help elevate the rating because it deserves a watch. There is a reason that the prevalent star rating is 3.5 and that is because this is a good old fashioned revenge movie that balances some light humor with some serious physical contact, guns and blood. John T is getting a bit old for this but that is the point of this movie so it works well. Christopher Meloni is a great supporting actor and I would like to see him in more movies. He is not your lead actor type but when he is cast in a supporting role with a good lead to partner with, he raises the level of the movie exponentially. Synopsis: ex black ops husband (John T) loses wife in a "random" gang hit and has to come out of retirement to figure out why. Good friend and partner from his wet work days (Chris M) partners up and has been keeping his finger on the pulse of things since retirement. These old professionals stack up the bodies and take a few hits themselves until they unravel the conspiracy. Rated R for violence with some scenes of scantily clad women... (no full nudity) and I do not recall any serious bad language. The plot is a bit thin in a few places but the action burns enough to keep you engaged. I like that the fight scenes were classic without shaky cam so you see some good fight choreography. Worth a rental but a good pick if it hits Amazon Prime. Enjoy!
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Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on December 25, 2017
1.0 out of 5 stars
You know how bad movies are sometimes actually kinda good
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What was Travolta doing in *this* thing? Fallen on hard times, I guess. Do yourself a favor and skip this abysmal disaster; save him from further embarrassment.

You know how bad movies are sometimes actually kinda good? This is the exception that proves the rule because it was nothing but bad
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ReviewReviewed in the United States on August 17, 2018
4.0 out of 5 stars
I Am Wrath Has Mojo
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So far as revenge genre of films go, I Am Wrath delivers plenty of vengeance and action. There is virtually not a dull moment in the film, except for perhaps a handful of moments of respite between father and daughter are stretched a tad too long. They slow down the film unnecessarily. What is different about this film is that it clearly aims the vengeance at all kinds of targets in a plot that is simply structured and somewhat predictable, but is definitely not monotonous. A corrupt fictional governor of Ohio, corrupt cops, and members of a criminal gang receive well-deserved justice for being involved in the murder of a woman who happens to be the beloved wife of a former special ops commando. They certainly picked the wrong woman to murder, and for reasons involving construction of a pipeline that poses environmental risks. In real life we would of course prefer dilemmas such as those presented in this film's plot not be settled with so much extrajudicial violence. We would also prefer for justice to be more efficient and fair than it actually is. In the absence of quick and easy solutions to corruption and injustice, we can find a little relief by watching I Am Wrath and similar films such as Death Wish.
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Russell SReviewed in the United States on March 18, 2017
4.0 out of 5 stars
Christopher Meloni steals the show.
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I wasn't expecting too much from this movie because it seemed to be same old, same old. The thing about this movie that made it better? Christopher Meloni! I love this guy and he perks up even the most stale scripts. John Travolta's wife and child are killed and the cops on the case aren't really trying to hard to find the killer. So John, an ex-black ops guy (aren't they all) goes up the chain to find out what happened and who is to blame. Lots of guns and explosions and killings. it is pretty good so if you have some time go ahead and give it a look. Predictable but good and as I said Christopher makes the movie even more watchable.
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Mantis Toboggan, M.D.Reviewed in the United States on October 30, 2018
1.0 out of 5 stars
i am confused by the high ratings and popularity, this movie is trite, easy to predict and unreal
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SPOILER ALERT THROUGHOUT REVIEW (and i believe this movie is not worthy of caring about a spoiler when its called I am Wrath and is a vengence movie - nothing new here, white men in black leather immune to bullets).

i looked up how many movies are about the revenge of a super spec ops ninja guy which is this movie (note when it begins and he says he is just a manager at the ohio car plant i started liking him, why? because this guy is one of us and this all happened to him, no, he is a ninja) - you got John Wick on the great side of it all imho and perhaps the smartest best shooter movie ever made, and then there is this type of movie. this is a bad movie for all but young folks wanting i guess weak unreal gun play??? imagine Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo but with R rated violence, i swear the gangs are straight from 1990's sitcoms with the only thing missing is the guy wearing a necktie as a headband... this whole movie has to be written by someone absolutely removed from all subject matter. its a movie we all have seen 1,000 times before. its a one star action movie devoid of a serious plot or reason to care for anyone, the violence to women and children does nothing to progress any character or story line. its bad.

movies like this lack all cleverness. jump ahead, SPOILER ALERT, and during a late scene the bad guy as expected takes the surviving family hostage. he kills the babysitter in a brutal slow mo pistol shot to her heart. you never see that girl [she is young btw, like 14] and she is never mentioned again. why did the babysitter die? because the daughter grabbed a kitchen knife and meaninglessly stabs the other bad guy in the shoulder... the babysitter jumps on the gun arm of the main bad guy to prevent him from shooting the daughter. babysitter dies and is never mentioned ever again. that stuff bothers me immensely. her death is more important that the original wife who was murdered working for a corrupt politician. btw the plot that someone in such a spotlight can do all this and never be questioned also shows the simplicity of this worthless plot. actually i dont know if there is a plot honestly.

guess what they happened to kill the wife of the super spec ops guy that we cant even know his history. take Rambo or other movies that wonderfully explain the characters power and history. here we got nothing but a classic break in drywall to bring out a joke of a kill kit in a briefcase. seen this scene in other movies, Statham like 100%. pause the movie on the briefcase and check out the weak array of weaponry that he has, but wait there is a CANADIAN passport in there? why? feed the intelligent viewer something please... no, instead he just puts his 9mm beretta in his pants, why then hide that? he doesnt hide it all later when his daughter finds it, again what????? in that briefcase i saw one extra ammo clip, bizarre...

the collateral for his revenge demotivated me entirely. SPOILER ALERT, in the end scene where he runs into the governor's mansion which just shows like 20 guys dead on the ground after a cut scene to when the cop wakes up in the car... i don't know about you thinking this out like i did -- but the security detail for a governor is public servants such as the state police. again the movie takes me to a point where i understand the evil folks but the stupidity of the plot decides its OK just to kill everyone. so the corrupt governor has a cohort of maybe private body guards? and nobody will notice that? so who are all the guards at the mansion that got killed? i just watched the movie five 9's and they use a shotgun taser that disables the guards, curious why its ok to shoot a cop so you can kill the governor that then does what?

SPOILER ALERT: if a governor decides to kill an innocent woman just because she wont lie about data, why wouldn't that same governor then just kill the fkning dude that is blackmailing him? its stuff like this that during the movie makes you yell out WTF is that, and almost makes you think you missed a scene or something... its just that bad a movie that they dont really care if it makes sense.

the good part of this is the interaction between the old partners which pulls some stereotypes from cop partner movies (flashes of this only including the end scene where the two are all happy and again note the death list is not relevant to the success of the mission we guess), the rest is an absolute journey through simpletown. nothing new here. you expect every scene and get that. but here is the classic babysitter and dozens of people are dead because one man wanted violent revenge for his wife's murder. at no time in the movie does he take the information public or take her work into a glorified state. this whole movie is about a spec ops guys that goes back to his past to enforce his revenge. the layers of supposed evil are mind boggling with the late night TV plot of corrupt governor using corrupt cops or at least cops that think they will become captain (note in the movie this example of stupidity: there are two bad cops but the movie really focuses on the one guy and he is a lot of scenes with the governor about needing to "contain things", this guy dies in the gov raid scene but later the partner who lived comes back for no logical reason other than who knows to kill our guy - this guy had to do nothing and it appears never be convicted of a crime as a police officer but no he wants to loudly kill a guy in his hospital bed? weird weird weird, and also in that scene is an error where our guy shoots without a silencer this bad cop and there is no reaction to this!!! the other cop who went to go get coffee just never reappears and our boys go off to brazil, end movie, again wtf???). not a single sniper hit our boy outside of center mass as he pointed his shotgun at the swat team at the mansion??? little stuff like that... 50 rounds with only four bullets in his vest in his chest, one arm wound the medics worked on. at no point in the movie was the gov actually brought down, just killed so now what?

who in hollywood writes this stuff down to such a simpleton level? really? do this instead of watching this movie, enter this phrase in a search engine: "movie where man's wife is killed and he seeks revenge".

final irony? quoting one verse from the bible to justify the killing of hundreds to revenge one act, if that is not religious irony i dont know what is... I am Wrath does not mean getting the babysitter killed. someone is now going to watch this movie just for that babysitter scene... :)
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N3rd GirlReviewed in the United States on March 1, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great little out of retirement to get the bad guys film!
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Great story. Always love the "black ops guy comes out of retirement" plot line. Both Travolta and Meloni shine.
No. It's NOT John Wick. But Keanu is OBSESSIVE about training and stunts.
However, it's definitely worth the watch.
Side note to all makeup and hair departments in TV and film : I am SO sick of bad toupes and hairpieces! (Ala Liz in Blacklist season 1. Didn't you just wanna to rip that nasty thing off of her head? Or was that just me....) please stop shopping in the bargain section for your fake hair pieces with those perfectly shaped hairlines or super shiny polyester looks. We. Can. Tell. (poor John)
Loved Meloni in this. Check him out here on prime in "Happy".
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Joseph PageReviewed in the United States on February 25, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
An Action-Packed Old School Revenge Movie
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In the past, I always loved revenge style movies featuring Steven Seagal. This movie featuring John Travolta reminded me of those Seagal classics. For the most part, the plot isn't exactly earth-shattering: wife gets killed; cops do nothing; husband takes the law into his own hands; he eliminates threats one-by-one as he works his way to the top of the scumbag pyramid. And even though Travolta was 60+ years of age when filming this movie, he and Christopher Meloni (from Law & Order SVU lore) were fantastic! I enjoyed every minute as they both hunted down the enemy, set their sights and executed their plan. There were several scenes where I sat up straight and leaned in closer to my television in anticipation. So if you have 90 minutes to kill, this would be a fun movie to fill the time.
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Italia47Reviewed in the United States on September 21, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Cool has no age limit! Enter Travolta & Meloni!
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Who says old can't be cool? Well at least one critic made that comment, but I disagree with him hands down! I loved this movie and the Travolta/Meloni duo! John Travolta is a pro. He was great in The Forger and, of course, some critics dissed that. But nine times out of ten, I don't agree with the critics anyway. Nicolas Cage would have also done a great job with this role but I'm glad that Travolta was chosen for the project after all. He never looked better and it's good to see him back in action. Loved the movie and loved Christopher Meloni, too. The story line was intriguing; Chuck Russell did an excellent job as director; the camera shots were spot on; the music was great!

Cutups about Travolta's hair piece is ridiculous. If truth be told, he would look good bald. To me, he looked natural. His hair had a nice tint to it instead of it being all black.

Yes, both Travolta and Meloni are older men, but they were super bad dudes and were great together--and both looked very fit. I was quite impressed with them. I was on the edge of my seat the whole time! I hope to see a series come out of this. The entire cast is to be commended as well! Loved Amanda Schull, who played Stanley's daughter. It's a shame, though, that Rebecca De Mornay's character was killed. I think she's a wonderful performer. But since her character is gone, I have a great idea! If there is a series, allow Stanley to have a love interest, perhaps using Kelly Preston, (Travolta's wife). She'd be great! I enjoyed this flick as much as I loved The Equalizer with Denzel Washington! He's older, too, and a super bad dude, as well! Cool is what cool does and it's ageless! I rate this movie 10 stars. The fact of the matter is I was thoroughly entertained and that's what it's all about!
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