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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.
Kevin Bacon is compelling in this gory revenge thriller.
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…
Death Sentence is a movie directed by James Wan, a director with a relatively small but highly successful portfolio. Wan has directed hit movies such as The Conjuring and Saw. Death Sentence falls into a different category than his other movies but is no way any less of a good watch. Another excellent piece of directing from Wan.
The movie is written by Ian Mackenzie Jeffers and based on the book by Brian Garfield. I haven’t read this book yet, but it is definitely on my to-read list. I really enjoyed the story that the movie is based on. I like the idea of the father out to avenge his son’s death. I hope that my father would do the…
This is a really great revenge thriller. Brutal and action packed with Kevin Bacon playing a real bad ass who takes justice into his own hands. Cant believe I never heard of it until now. Watch it!
You know, I think James Wan might be the Asian equivalent of Tony Scott. His dubious interest in the people he follows or the projects he selects is more comparable than most probably care to admit.
Kevin Bacon is compelling in this gory revenge thriller.
Aqui vemos un lado de James Wan que no nos esperábamos, su faceta como director de cine de acción. Creo que en general sale bien librado. Las escenas dramáticas estan bien logradas, Kevin Bacon está perfecto en todo momento. En particular me ha gustado su transformación a vigilante/vengador (aunque es un poco difícil de creer que gaste todos sus ahorros en armas y no invierta en un chaleco antibalas...).
La trama desafortunadamente es muy predecible pero lo compensa con buena accion y el mundo de pandillas está muy pobremente imaginado y lleno de estereotipos. ¿Como sabes que un personaje en esta cinta es malo? Porque tiene tatuajes... hasta en su auto. No queda claro a que se dedica la pandilla ni nada.
Por esas y otras razones es quizá y seguirá siendo la película menos conocida de Wan.
I wanted to see this in the theater and really should have because I am pretty sure it would have been a much better experience. As it was I had trouble watching it and had to take multiple settings to get through it. It had some good action bits but not enough early on to really get me engaged. I did like the ending, but it was a bright spot sitting on top of a turd. I really enjoyed the part where he was figuring out how to use the guns, showing that guns are not as intuitive as movies would suggest!
Nick Hume has everything he ever wanted. A good job, a wife who loves him and two perfect sons. One day his life turns to shit when his oldest son gets in the middle of a robbery and dies. When the laws of America fails him he tracks down the gangmembers responsible, to have his revenge...
Death Sentence is an action-packed, bloody and violent ride into darkness. I've liked Kevin Bacon ever since I saw Flatliners and Tremors for the first time. His transformation from loving family man to a killing machine is really good and he proves ones again that he is one of Hollywood's finest actors today. In 2007 James Wan made his two best movies, Dead Silence and Death Sentence. Good revenge stuff!
I might even be underrating this. Grim, nihilistic, and very disturbing, it kinda haunted my sleep last night. Just one violent slog through a straight-forward revenge thriller where death is absolutely everywhere.
What surprised me the most was Wan's kinetic knack for action. (It bodes well for FURIOUS 7, which I'll catch up with soon, though I'm not high on that series so my expectations are muted). The ridiculous chase sequence mid-film here is stellar -- Leonetti's camera work uses wide-angle lenses for ugly immediacy, rather than the long lenses we'd see in a Michael Bay film for beauty. And the movement is exemplary.
Even better, Wan uses long takes for the most action-heavy sequences, then resorts to fast cuts…
It has a promising and beautiful beginning, but the rest is just a silly (although a little bit exciting at parts) excercise in people shooting each other. Wan should stick to horror.
a pretty solid revenge picture, with more residual uneasiness than Death Wish.
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