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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.
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…
This being the second revenge flick I've seen today I can't help but be disappointed by just how bland this is in comparison to the truly beautiful A Bittersweet Life. Worst of all, it starts very promising as a sort of nuts and bolts revenge flick, Kevin Bacon is convincing as the desperate father whose child was murdered, the overall tone fits and the violence is gritty, albeit hard to see at times. The first half is decently entertaining but it soon descends into a clunky mess of bad lighting, overuse of shaky cam and a nasty tacked-on moral superiority that becomes especially clear in the last 5 minutes.
Kevin Bacon is easily the best thing about this and saves…
Kevin Bacon turns into the ultimate badass and fucks shit up. Spectacularly violent
The plot holes in this film are so laughably bad it makes for a brain numbing experience.
A great acting from the whole cast fails to save this movie from its well-deserved doom.
James Wan's camerawork is as lively as ever and there is some striking imagery with its whitewashed grainy look; unfortunately it's all trapped in an increasingly preposterous revenge story. But I do like John Goodman talking about guns, the parking garage tracking shot is a stunner, and the grungy violence has its share of thrills so maybe that's enough to warrant a watch.
James Wan's direction and John Goodman's acting are the highlights, especially the scene in the parking garage.
Los "malos pandilleros" son tan de broma que no me puedo tomar esto en serio.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
This movie was filled with thrilling but extremely brutal action which along with the storyline worked well to give the film a dark and gritty tone. Kevin Bacon gave a powerful performance and played his transformation from mild mannered business man to badass vigilante perfectly. In a few scenes the dialogue felt a bit stiff and some parts, like how inept the police force were, seemed a little too unbelievable. Still, the whole movie was very exciting and the revenge story actually had quite a few emotional moments which nicely balanced out all the violence.
talmente over the top che neanche sulla tavoletta ma ha proprio allagato il pavimento con il piscio
The action scenes in this film are all of a very good quality with a great chase scene. However, the family and cop stuff are all quite heavy handed and not placed in reality. John Goodman has a great small role. With less cop stuff that doesn't work and slight better character work on the bad guys this could have been a classic.
Death Sentence is a sometimes muddled, occasionally pretentious action flick in which great action sequences and a solid lead performance from Kevin Bacon outweigh the bad.
The bad in this case being one of the most jarring soundtracks in modern cinema history, and some moments that require almost superhuman suspension of disbelief.
Occasionally, the flick shows signs of being something smarter and better than it is (like the parallel dynamic between Bacon and John Goodman) - but these moments and ideas are never realised.
Instead, you get a fairly straightforward grisly revenge flick. And there's nothing wrong with that at all.
- Django Unchained
- The Wolf of Wall Street
- The Dark Knight
- 12 Years a Slave
- The Grand Budapest Hotel
- The Hidden
- Stone Cold
- Samurai Fiction
I thought it would be useful to pool the Letterboxd community's extensive film knowledge to create a series of lists…
- Safe House
- Django Unchained
- The Artist
- Sin City
The posters in this list, that's what. Rules: black and white photo, with the title in red. Suggestions?