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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.
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.
Avenge your family?
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.
phenomenally stupid and so self-consciously "gritty" that it just winds up ridiculous. at first only mildly unconvincing, with its white-liberal-nightmare extraordinarily conspicuous gangbangers that seem like they were imported from 1994. putting some generic tattoos on a shaven-headed Garrett Hedlund does not remotely make him seem dangerous, no matter how many Ed Hardy shirts he's wearing. i was actually prepared to let it slide when Bacon wasn't immediately questioned by homicide detectives after his first act of revenge, but then the movie escalates to a sequence wherein everyone is involved in an active shooter situation in broad daylight with dozens of witnesses that ends with massive property damage at the parking garage at Kevin Bacon's character's office, yet nobody is…
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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.
The cost of revenge is high. This is a very heavy film, brutal, gut wrenching, bleak. It achieves its intended purpose, but perhaps it's just a bit too depressing for me.
Man, you know what place I absolutely DO NOT want to be in when there's a gunfight? A skeezy meth lab. Those places cook up when people sneeze, let alone when Kevin Bacon's are wandering around blowing people's feet off.
Also, goddamn, that car-going-off-the-parking-structure death is fantastic. It's like the slowest paced vehicular murder I've ever seen.
Kevin Bacon takes on a posse of neo nazi gang bangers and wins in a gruesome tale of revenge featuring the best death by car scene in recent movie history.
Kevin Bacon also takes a lot of post murder showers to wash the homicide off, I guess.
Far worst film i have watched in a long time. The conversation between the characters would have been better if the script was written by 5 year olds.
Eh, very watchable but not reinventing the wheel. Love Kevin Bacon. Some hilarious house of pain style gangsters with Mike Tyson type tattoos and then John Goodman. Also one of the few revenge movies without any rape.
Hmm, I didn't love it, but I didn't hate it, either. I actually really dug it for the first hour or so, despite its rather illogical nature, simply due to its gritty, handheld style and impressive camera work. But once the family gets killed and Bacon becomes a Nazi it enters a whole new area of ridiculousness that, while satisfying on a base level, is far too silly. I have literally zero experience with exploitation film, specifically revenge thrillers, so perhaps I'm missing something, but the flaws in this film (the hilariously inept police force, the bizarre use of pop songs, John Goodman's incomprehensible character) simply loom to large to ignore. I'm all for cinema for cinema's sake, but I saw very little of that in this film.
My review of Death Sentence: themastergio.blogspot.com/2011/09/death-sentence.html
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