The story of a U.S. Navy Pilot (Kevin Costner) whom decides to hang up his wings and go live with his Mexican drug lord buddy (Anthony Quinn). While there, his attraction to his friends wife (Madeleine Stowe) is unbearable, leading him into a dangeous game where is carnal desires could end up being his demise. Tony Scott's Revenge is about as subtle as Coutney Love on a coke bender. This is a passion soaked, dirty and sweaty movie centered around two friends and the woman in between them. I have a feeling that one of the main reasons Revenge did not see much commercial success stems from the fact its is kinda overtly racist. For starters Madelline Stowe plays a mexican, and there are quite a few scenes that are awfully stereotypically and inadvertenly funny throughout the film. All of that being said, Revenge works quite well because Kevin Costner and Madeleine Stowe do have a lot of sexual chemistry. There is one scene in which Costner's character is making lemonade with this woman, while simultaneously fighting every single one of his sexual urges - It is really a sexy and fun scene illustrating his internal struggle with sexual tension that is fantastically brutal. When the two of them finally do stop fighting there urges we get some sexiness as the two try and keep it from the Mexican drug lord. When all things go to hell, this film does get pretty goddamn grisly and is pretty violent and brutal. All the actors do fine, though Madeleine Stowe's accent is pretty terrible at times. One of my favorite sequences involves a man from Texas on a bender played by James Gammon, who is just so much fun to watch. Tony Scott did a good job on this film- its raw, and has some great visual set pieces which one would certainly expect from T. Scott. Revenge is a film that I consider to be part of Scott's prime as a filmmaker, a pulpy, sweaty b-movie that is most certainly one of Scott's most enjoyable films.
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