Action / Crime / Drama / Romance / Thriller

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 35%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 54%
IMDb Rating 6.3 10 16034


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September 29, 2014 at 10:59 AM



Kevin Costner as Cochran
Madeleine Stowe as Miryea
John Leguizamo as Ignacio
Anthony Quinn as Tibey
756.21 MB
English 2.0
23.976 fps
2 hr 4 min
P/S 2 / 27

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by brchthethird 7 / 10

Clichéd, pulpy source material elevated by fine filmmaking and performances

As spotty as Tony Scott's filmography was, it's easy to forget how good he could be. This is my first time seeing REVENGE and I must say that I was surprised by how emotionally involving and artfully directed it was, despite relying on a number of genre clichés. Kevin Costner plays Michael "Jay" Cochran, a 12-year Navy veteran who has just left the service and goes to see his friend, Tiburon Mendez (Anthony Quinn), in Mexico. While there, he ends up falling in love with Tibey's (as his friends call him) beautiful, young wife Miryea (Madeleine Stowe). When Tibey finds out about this, leaves Jay for dead and throws Miryea away in a whorehouse. The remainder of the film is Jay going back to rescue Miryea. Hopefully I haven't given too much away, but the film is 25 years old and there has to be a statute of limitations on spoilers, even if they're small. Since I liked more than I disliked, I'll just get the negative stuff out of the way first. I mentioned earlier that this film relies on genre clichés. One such example, and very key to establishing the central character relationship is the history shared by Tibey and Jay. Apparently, they were hunting buddies and Jay saved Tibey's life one time, so now Tibey is in debt to Jay. That's something that's been done to death in countless films before and since, but it wouldn't be such an issue if that wasn't the extent of it. It was just hard for me to buy that a Navy pilot would have it in so good with a Mexican power broker/kingpin. I also thought the romance that develops between Jay and Miryea was rather cliché, even if it was well-performed. And to be fair, this movie has some great performances in it. Kevin Costner was his usual likable self, and veteran actor Anthony Quinn was great as his world-weary foil. Madeleine Stowe did fine, but isn't given much to do besides be the damsel in distress once confined to the whorehouse. Now, on to the positives (the rest). This is probably one of Tony Scott's best-directed films, and came a decade or so before he started using his much ripped-off MTV shooting style. There were some really artful shots, e.g., a fire being reflected in sunglasses or beautiful shots of the Mexican terrain. Even the sex scenes were shot well. I also really liked the score, which struck a fine balance between melancholy and tension. But most of all, and despite the clichéd elements, the characters were well written and developed, and the performances really elevated the rather pulpy source material. Overall, REVENGE is an artful, occasionally thoughtful action thriller that probably deserves more attention than it got/currently gets. It might have a shaky dramatic foundation, but it's definitely worth seeing for what's built around and on top of it.

Reviewed by blanche-2 5 / 10

I could have died happy without seeing this

Kevin Costner stars with Anthony Quinn and Madeline Stowe in "Revenge," from 1990.

Costner is Michael "Jay" Cochran, recently retired from the Navy, who goes on a vacation in Mexico. There, he visits an old friend, Tiburon Mendez (Quinn) - he had once flown him to Alaska on a hunting trip and the two remained friends.

Cochran is unprepared for Tiburon's young beautiful wife Miryea (Stowe). It's not long before the two give in to their mutual attraction to one another. When Mendez learns of the affair, blood will be shed.

This is a very bloody and violent movie, and I admit it's not my thing. I also found it stupid. First off, maybe the Costner character is dumb, but certainly Mendez' wife knows her husband is violent and possessive. He's also surrounded by all kinds of staff. So she has sex with another guy on the property? Then she says she's going on a trip for some reason when her husband will be traveling also. The plan is not to go on a trip but to run off for a tryst with Michael. A ten-year-old could have told her her husband is letting her hang herself.

It gets mighty ugly.

The person whose home I stayed at had already seen this film, liked it, and wanted me to see it. When I spotted Costner's dog, I was concerned and asked if anything happened to it. (For those queasy ones like myself, there is a website for this called Oh, he couldn't remember. Dog lovers - the dog gets shot. And believe me, the poor thing got off easy. Such a cheap plot point.

A very good cast, but this movie is for macho men who like their women beautiful, their blood red, their violence graphic, and their guns at the ready. I'm not one of them.

Reviewed by lex-kat 1 / 10

The Ending...

If you haven't seen this, and you think you might want to, don't read this review. It's all about the ending.

The story is, Cochran (Costner) falls in lust with Miryea (Stowe), Tibey's (Hopkins) much younger wife. They set up a secret tryst, but are found out. Cochran is beaten to near-death, and his dog killed. Miryea's face is slashed, and she is given to a whore house to be used as a cheap whore. That is the only Revenge in this movie, Tibey's.

If you expect Cochran to get any revenge for Miryea, or maybe Miryea to extract some for herself... forget this movie. The only ones Cochran gets revenge upon are low-level thugs. When he gets to Tibey, he apologizes then leaves him to weep his fake tears or self-sorrow.

I hate this movie. Kevin Costner owes me two hours of my life back, just for this movie, not to mention the time wasted on Waterworld, The Postman, and Wyatt Earp.

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