Nicolas Cage, after two encouraging comeback turns in Kick-Ass and Bad Lieutenant, returns to dunderheaded action territory.
Cage plays high-school English teacher Will whose life in New Orleans is wrecked when his musician wife, Laura (January Jones), is severely beaten and raped. Will is hell-bent on revenge, so he leaps at the chance of instant justice from Simon (Guy Pearce), the leader of a vigilante group, who claims he "can take care" of the rapist. Slimy Simon, of course, wants something in return, and the teacher's life quickly unravels. Efficiently constructed hokum, but Cage must stop accepting these silly roles.