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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.
This movie is Great, love me some Bacon. It has a sad story that had me in tears from the very beginning and some really good action. The sound and effects the guns make in this movie is so powerful and effective, I love it.
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.
Ļoti pieklājīgs atriebības trillerītis ar vairāk kā pieklājīgu Kevin Bacon.
Apraudājos vairākkārt. Tur pie vainas mana mīkstā sirds un režisora ,,cietais" profesionālisms.
Būtu vēl sākumā pamatojuši, ko tāds juristiņš tik labi prot tikt galā ar bandītiem, vispār būtu perfekts stāsts par slepkavu, kas var slēpties jebkurā no mums.
If it hadn't been for Kevin Bacon and the 30 minutes, this movie would've sucked. It is way to sentimental, which makes the characters hard to understand. Kevin Bacon's role is probably the worst family man I've seen in a very long time, Aisha Tyler is probably the worst cop in the history of films. The script kind of sucks, but Bacon delivers some kind of heart to it.
And takes about an 70 minutes before the movie really begins. The last 30 minutes are really entertaining, and is without a doubt the part of the movie that works best. And John Goodman is on fire in the 2-3 scenes he's in.
If you can manage to see through some of these major problems, then it's watchable. But it's worth knowing that it got some serious problems.
Ever wonder why the director of Saw, Insidious and The Conjuring got picked to direct Furious 7? I'd imagine because of Death Sentence, the best Death Wish movie yet. In a world where we have an entire trilogy devoted to Liam Neeson constantly retrieving family members how has Death Sentence gotten no love? In short this movie blew me away, with Kevin Bacon's performance standing strong amidst a wonderful supporting cast (John Goodman, what, why, and thank you), great action set pieces, a great if repetitive soundtrack with an emotional score by Chris Clouser. And lastly, most importantly, excellent directing from James Wan himself.
Loosely based on the novel that was in itself a sequel to Death Wish, Death Sentence…
“Sometimes it’s just a chaos, that’s all it is”
Not only is James Wan’s Death Sentence (loosely) based on the sequel-book to the one that inspired Charles Bronson’s classic Death Wish, but this revenge-fantasy also borrows from most different vendetta-stories out there and thus ends up with a script that it’s hard to tell apart from other films. To add to that, the film has a clumsy start – early on we get a scene where Kevin Bacon’s character explains what difference the amount of children does for your lifespan and that’s really the way the film continues with blatant foreshadowing as it plays hopscotch between the necessary scenes only to get to the nasty action-stuff.
While the film mostly…
For me, It is a bit too sentimental in patches and the soundtrack is wank but it does have all the hallmarks of a revenge/vigilante flick. Bacon is a great choice for the lead and he really does get fucked over. The baddies a bunch of gimps and it is a joy to see them get served up. The finale is like a homage to Taxi Driver and some of the kills are downright ultraviolent. John Goodman as always is the balls.
The drama, is serviceable. Some of it felt forced, while sometimes it didn't. Where it shines brightly in the dark plot, are in the action set pieces. When James Wan follows Nick (Kevin Bacon) in the parking lot and they never cut the take it's a beautiful joy.
Well, watching this again without any commersial breaks actually improved it by half a star. Pretty violent shit. John Goodman rules, even in a minor part.
I must admit, I am actually not too familiar with most of James Wan's work, but have seen his sensational début 'Saw'. It is interesting to see him branching out and attempting something outside of the horror genre, even if a revenge thriller isn't stretching from that theme too much.
'Death Sentence' was a difficult film for me to get through. This is not to infer that it is a bad film, but I struggled to actually enjoy it. With a pretty standard story line for a revenge thriller, it is down to the direction, and execution to capture the imagination, and if I am frank, it is a very mixed bag. The acting was solid enough, but I couldn't…
fun popcorn flick to kill time
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