PEPPERMINT – A Review by Hollywood Hernandez
Peppermint is a new action film starring Jennifer Garner as a mom who is hell bent on revenge after drug dealers kill her husband and her daughter. She's also wounded in the drive-by attack but she recovers and is able to identify the three killers who murdered her family. However, the drug dealers make payoffs to everyone involved in the case, from the D.A. to the judge. So, when she's unable to get justice through the system, she decides to get it on her own.
She spends five years "off the grid" and then returns having learned martial arts and weapons training. Living out of a van on skid row she goes after everyone involved in her families murder and starts to leave a body count of drug dealers and crooked officials.
The movie also has a few surprise plot twists that will leave you guessing which of the law enforcement officials is an informant for the drug lord. The plot will keep you on your toes. And Jennifer Garner is about as subtle as a momma bear in her dealings with the crooked officials and drug dealers.
Peppermint is rated R for gratuitous violence and has a run time of 1 hour and 42 minutes. However, it is an enjoyable, heart-pounding thrill ride that I think you will like. On my "Hollywood Popcorn Scale" I rate Peppermint a JUMBO.