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With a title like Peppermint, you'd think a movie would be Certified Fresh. But no. 12%. So why watch it? Well, sometimes you just want to see Jennifer Garner killing bad guys with extreme prejudice. She's basically a female Punisher who, having lost her family to gangland action with no hope for justice from a crooked system, trains up and returns 5 years later to extract her pound of flesh. It's nothing you haven't seen before, but it's a satisfying if unnecessary entry in the genre. The plot is very thin, and there are times when you wonder where a motivation comes from, or how someone got out of a tight scrape. Answers: From the script and, they just do. I checked, and it seems like every crap action movie of the 2010s was written by people who worked on either an Expendables or a Gerard Butler Has Fallen. As if that were a plus on your CV. I've definitely seen worse, but Peppermint has no ambition. Throw in the bad optics of a white lady mowing down Mexicans in Trump's America (or having to) and it drops even lower in value.
Not a brilliant movie, but very enjoyable and satisfying.
Jennifer Garner is amazing, Cailey Fleming that plays her daughter is lovely.
I wish they gave us a bigger and clearer picture of that angel graffity, I really liked it.
Forgettable movie, even for genre-lovers. The protagonist has no charisma and neither the villain.
There's one good plot twist towards the end though.
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