A Brooklyn youth witnesses his mother's brutal murder as a young boy, and grows up to become a vigilante after vowing to track down her killer in this intense psychological thriller. Sean Donovan was just a schoolboy when his family fell victim to a violent carjacking that robbed him of a mother and left his father a broken man. Years later, 17-year-old Sean (Caleb Steinmeyer) hasn't forgotten, and he certainly hasn't forgiven. Sean still visits the local police station frequently, thumbing through mug shots in hopes of finding the face of the man who killed his mother. While his father (Bill Sage) descends into alcoholism, Sean spends his nights prowling the deepest, darkest corners of the city on a grim mission of revenge. When a drug dealer attempts to make a victim out of Sean, the straight-A student unleashes his primal instincts and embraces the rage that has swelled up inside of him for years. Meanwhile, haunted homicide detective Teresa Ames (Zulay Henao) learns that a vigilante is on the loose, and she makes it her mission to end his brutal rampage. Could it be that the same quiet teen she works with by day is the lawless warrior she hunts by night? ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
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This was not a bad story at all, but the production falters, I think. I had problems with some of the scenes that did not seem to fit. I was left wondering, wait! I don't follow. Did they really have a fight? Why are they conversing over breakfast so casually as if nothing took place? Here and there throughout the movie I encountered scenes that caused me to grope. The story itself wasn't a bad one, maybe a bit far-fetched at times but then again entertaining at the same time. Overall, a problem with the screenplay. Good action and a catchy ending. So not a total loss.
The synopsis is correct. We get to see Sean as a teen, and watch as his need for revenge slowly consumes him. At times I wondered if he was losing his mind and saw reality only as he needed it to be. Caleb does a great job of making me believe his pain. However Zulay Henao seems not able to fit into her role as a Dectective. I enjoyed this movie and if you like thrillers this is a pretty good one.