Action. With Jennifer Garner, John Gallagher Jnr and John Ortiz. Director: Pierre Morel. 16V. Riley North (Garner), her husband, Chris (Jeff Hephner), and their daughter, Carly (Cailey Fleming), are ambushed by gunmen as they leave a Christmas carnival after Chris had planned to steal money from a powerful Mexican druglord.
Chris and Carly are killed but Riley survives. On the fifth anniversary of the shooting she goes on a carefully thought-out rampage of revenge to eliminate the kingpins behind the hit.
This is one of those movies where you don’t even want to blink in case you miss something. Peppermint has a clear storyline and gets straight to the point: showing Garner kicking butt.
Most of the actress’ roles have been either kind-hearted moms or tough fighters, and she convincingly portrays Riley’s switch from middleclass homemaker to badass assassin. You can’t help but cheer her on even as she commits murder.
Some viewers might be troubled by this and the film’s portrayal of Latinos, but if you’re looking for an action-packed thrill ride with a capable heroine this is for you.
Jennifer Garner is a widow ready to take revenge in Peppermint.