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Film Review - A Score to Settle


It’s very strange that it’s August, and “A Score to Settle” is the first Nicolas Cage release of 2019. This is an actor who works constantly, nearly coming out with new movies monthly in 2018, barely giving himself time to breathe before diving into the next project, though most of these creative choices were sadly of lesser quality. The streak continues with “A Score to Settle,” which arrives promising a sort of one-man-army routine for Cage, who’s skilled at portraying acts of dead-eyed vengeance, but ends up more a dramatic creation, offering the lead a chance to detail a character who’s heavy with regret, pained by horrible choices in his life. Cage gives what he can to the low-budget endeavor, but director Shawn Ku (“Beautiful Boy”) can’t shake the stiffness of the effort, which buries a few of its better ideas with crude filmmaking and lackluster casting. Read the rest at


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