Avenged (2013) Movie Review

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2013 | R | Drama, Action, Crime
101 minutes /

User Score: 60/100

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Avenged Review


An undercover cop risks his career (and life) to settle a score.

Avenged (2013) is a South African drama action movie that was originally titled iNumber Number (2013). Director Donovan Marsh (Spud (2010), Spud 2: The Madness Continues (2013), Dollars and White Pipes (2005)) did a remarkable job. Donovan does not have much experience in the movie industry and shows what he is capable of in Avenged.

Avenged is about undercover cop Chili Ncgobo (S’Dumo Mtshali - Inside Story (2011), Intersexions (2010), Wild at Heart (2006)) that blows his identity/cover and is captured by a gang. Chili manages to get free and calls his partner Shoes (Presley Chweneyagae - Tsotsi (2005), More Than Just a Game (2007), Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013), State of Violence (2010)) but Shoes’ pistol is being repaired. Chili wants to capture the gang leader and receive the huge lump sum reward, so he does not want to call any other cops to help him. Chili manages to take down the gang by himself with Shoes’ tactical guidance. Chili finished that task and moved on to another venture involving taking some of the profit for himself. He wants to cut himself into the heist and arrest the gang after. Skroef (Israel Makoe - Tsotsi (2005), The First Grader (2010), The Bang Bang Club (2010), The Good Lie (2014)) is one of the gangsters that recognizes Chili. Chili knows that Skroef needs to be taken out, so he tells Shoes to arrest him.

Skroef did not get arrested but instead manages to capture Shoes and takes him back to the boss. After a few events, a huge showdown happens, and that is the part of the movie that you will not want to miss. Who will survive, who will die and who will go to jail?

I enjoyed watching this fast action adventure movie that kept me on my toes. It was refreshing to watch something that I enjoyed after having a long spell of watching failed movies. The actors all did an amazing job with their roles, and the cinematographer did a fabulous job. The action scenes could not have been any better. The sets, lighting effect and special effect were all done nicely.

About Avenged 2013

Title: Avenged
AKA: iNumber Number
Year: 2013
Runtime: 101 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Drama, Action, Crime
Score: 3.5 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 3/5 stars from 10 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 10
MPAA Rating: R
Starring: Brandon Auret, Petronella Tshuma, Daniel Hadebe, Presley Chweneyagae, Brendon Daniels, Pallance Dladla, Israel Makoe, Warren Masemola, Percy Matsemela, Hlubi Mboya, S'Dumo Mtshali, Tumie Ngumla, Ronnie Nyakale, Carlo Radebe, Owen Sejake
Writers: Donovan Marsh
Director: Donovan Marsh