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Protect what's yours.
Nick Hume is a mild-mannered executive with a perfect life, until one gruesome night he witnesses something that changes him forever. Transformed by grief, Hume eventually comes to the disturbing conclusion that no length is too great when protecting his family.
One of the most underrated films of the past decade.
Wan's best, even over The Conjuring.
I wish he'd direct more dramas.
Avenge your family?
Sorry for being so blunt, but this movie is fucking amazing. It's brutal, horrifying, nauseating, unrelenting and will make your blood boil, as it was meant to. It's gratuitous violence may turn off the easily shaken, but... Wow... This is one hell of a revenge thriller based on Brian Garfield's novel. The unrated version is the one to watch.
Even though it has a seen it before kind of plot (guy loses a loved one after gang kills them, guy seeks revenge) the movie is just violent fun with an awesome Kevin Bacon in the lead role, it is still severely underrated.
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I really liked Death Sentence, up to a point. It's a gritty, very violent film that jumps from plausible to Looney Toons in the third act.
Kevin Bacon is fully committed as a grieving father hellbent on revenge and receives full marks.
Kevin Bacon is compelling in this gory revenge thriller.
Gäsp! Ingen sympati för karaktärerna, man har sett allt förut.. Tråkiga actionscener.. Såg bara halv innan jag stängde av..
1. Kevin Bacon's performance
2. John Goodman's performance
3. The ending scene
4. The villains feel like real people
5. Great action
6. Intense climax
7. Moments of unpredictability
1. Some side characters feel bland
The Verdict: One of James Wan's best movies.
The story may seem similar to a lot of people, and clearly that was not accidental. "Death Sentence" is based on a novel by Brian Garfield, who also wrote the novel that was the basis for "Death Wish," and this was meant to be a direct follow-up to his earlier work.
The comparisons are legitimate, but the films differ in several key areas as well. James Wan is an exciting young director, and his third feature is brutal and uncompromising but it also takes place in a real world setting where the excessive violence has consequences. Until the final act, where Kevin Bacon goes full Charles Bronson and there's no turning back, every violent act in the picture takes an…
La última que me faltaba de James Wan.
La parte dramática es tan barata como episodio de Rosa de Guadalupe, pero las secuencias de acción - en particular la del estacionamiento - son una locura, Kevin Bacon es un auténtico "Punisher".
Hasta ahora entendí porque lo escogieron para dirigir Rápidos y Furiosos 7.
There's a lot to be said about this, so check out the "Death Sentence" edition of the SBS Podcast coming soon. For more info check this out: separatebutsequelpodcast.podbean.com/
I'm giving it half a star more because of the brilliant tracking shot in the garage scene.
Off-the-charts levels of fucking ownage from God Bacon in this one.
What I Learned:
The first fifteen minutes solidifies Wan's spot among the best directors, better than Boyhood
John Goodman: ★★★★★
Unbearably grim, but hey! They filmed this in my hometown! So that's pretty cool.
The score is also unfortunate, the kind of cheesy Evanescence shit that was already dated by the time this film came out in '07, and hasn't aged well at all. Neither has the film's desaturated color palette, while I'm here. It's also weird to see Garrett Hedlund as a tatted-up (and vaguely Latino?) skinhead gang member.
However, there are some pretty intriguing directorial flourishes throughout - from Wan's use of anamorphic lenses (further evidence he's a master of establishing a space) to a very specific car stunt he'd later repurpose on a much larger scale in this year's Furious 7.
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