I'm trying to find a movie I watched on Netflix a few years ago. There was teenager in a largish city who started to get involved in vigilantism (stopping muggings, saving girls in dark alleys, nothing fantastic like Batman or Green arrow). I remember he 'disguised' himself with black eye makeup pulled down from his eyes.
There was a twist to the movie however where in the boys perception was skewed; it turns out due to his abusive past he was perceiving every day normal interactions as hostility directed at the "weaker target". I remember one scene where you see a mother chiding her child and a couple having a normal disagreement, then through the protagonists perception you see the mother abusively screaming at her child and the boyfriend raising his fist to hit the girl.
Additionally, there may have been a female detective investigating the boy, but also had a close personal bond with him from either before or very close to after the first act of vigilantism we see in the movie.
- It was set in a large city,
- It was relatively recent, made within the last decade at least
- It was in English, most likely made in the US
- It seems like the title played on a comic book character somehow