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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.
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…
Vague recollection of seeing this in the past...nope. Equal parts nasty and plumb stupid. Goodman has some fun.
Bad ass revenge flick involving the common man and a gang. Kevin Bacon shaves his head. I saw this two days in a row in the theater. This is the best review I will ever write.
Very energetic action sequences, especially the car park scene which is pretty awesome. Liked Kevin Bacon in it a lot.
In about 15-20 years, this film will be looked at as a minor classic, when revisiting the career of James Wan.
One of his two, largely forgotten films between SAW and Insidious. The other being "Dead Silence", which has found an audience over the years.
A dark, sombre, and gritty "horror" film by way of revenge story, "Death Sentence" is a really solid little film. Some breathtaking shots and sequences (especially the entire Parking Garage chase), and a solid group of actors, help raise the film over all.
Would recommend for sure.
A dark and gritty revenge story with KEVIN BACON. Yes it's as awesome as it sounds.
Grisly over direction wallows in cliche
This movie is amazing for the first third or so. Kevin Bacon is absolutely amazing as a dude coming unhinged with grief and rage. There's a street chase scene that culminates in a car garage showdown that is intense and brilliant.
What I love about James Wan's filmography is his tendency to shoot horror like it's action and he shoots action like it's horror.
The climax of this feels like it could seamlessly fit into Saw 8 or something. Sadly, by that time, the movie has lost its emotional steam and could use a bit of the raw minimalism of the original "Death Wish."
James Wan's DEATH SENTENCE is such a great but unfortunately underrated movie.
The critics didn't liked it, because the story and its characters are full of clichés and pathos!!
I want a main character, in this case a loving and responsible father, who takes bloody revenge for the death of his loved ones!!!!!
DEATH SENTENCE begins with a nice happy family and turns step by step into a dark, gritty and violent tour-de-force!!!
The movie is well made and has a lot of great camera shots!!!
Kevin Bacon, who plays the revenge taking father, is brilliant!!!
He begins as a nice daddy and ends as a bloody wreck after his killing spree!!!
A must see!!!!
Gäsp! Ingen sympati för karaktärerna, man har sett allt förut.. Tråkiga actionscener.. Såg bara halv innan jag stängde av..
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