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  • PG
  • 1972
  • 1 hr 40 min
  • 6.3  (1,235)

Rage is a 1972 political thriller movie that highlights the broken justice system of the United States. Directed by George C. Scott, the movie is a commentary on the prevalent corruption within the administration of law and order in the country. The movie revolves around a group of activists who kidnap a judge, played by George C. Scott, and put him on trial for injustice. The activists come to the conclusion that the justice system of America is too corrupt to bring justice to the victims, and therefore, they take the matter into their own hands.

The judge, who is a popular public figure, is kidnapped from his home, and the activists take him to a secret location. They accuse him of releasing a child molester because of his connections with the criminal world. The group conducts a trial with a prosecutor, defense attorney, and a jury to bring justice to the victim's family.

As the trial proceeds, the judge tries to defend his verdict and present his side of the story. However, the activists expose the flaws and biases of the justice system, and hence the judge, is eventually found guilty. The verdict also exposes another judge who is involved in judicial malpractice.

The movie also highlights the emotional impact of the families affected by the injustice. It portrays how the justice system of America does not keep their promises. It fails to bring justice to the victims while criminals walk free because of their influence or money.

Rage presents an interesting commentary on the justice system, and it is particularly relevant today. It highlights that the system for which we rely on for protection can sometimes fail and let criminals walk free. Moreover, it highlights the frustration and desperation that families feel when they see a miscarriage of justice.

Apart from a strong script, Rage boasts an impressive cast led by George C. Scott, who gives an outstanding performance as the central character. Richard Basehart and Martin Sheen also give great performances in their supporting roles.

In terms of the production quality, the movie has a gritty quality that enhances the pictures' theme. The scenes in the courtroom are particularly well shot, and they create a tense atmosphere. The film also has a great score by Howard Shore, which adds to the overall atmosphere of the movie.

In conclusion, Rage is an enthralling thriller that questions the justice system and the promises that it makes to the victim's families. The movie provides an interesting social commentary, and the performances of George C. Scott, Richard Basehart, and Martin Sheen are simply outstanding. Even though the film is over 50 years old, it is still relevant today, and it is a must-watch for anyone interested in the justice system's workings in the United States.

Rage is a 1972 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 40 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.3.

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    6.3  (1,235)