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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.
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 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…
This started out great and then finished in a cliched mess. Kevin Bacon really is a great actor, though. First part gets 3 1/2 stars, anything after he shaves his head gets 2 stars. Or maybe 1 1/2 stars. I can't tell you how disappointed I was in the ending.
The best revenge story after Max Payne.
Revenge movies either tend to be really dark and gritty (like Death Wish) or really over-the-top and exploitative (like Death Wish III). I think Death Sentence comes close to perfectly mixing both of those. The movie really does have everything you could look for: suspense, intense action, a big body count, emotion (Kevin Bacon is REALLY good), gore, John Goodman…it only has a few weaknesses, like an ending that felt like they didn't really know where to go and I could have used a bit more Death Wish III-style action, but I know too much of that would've ruined the tone of the movie, so I can understand. It's still fantastic.
James Wan make is own version of a "Death Wish" movie and make it good. A strong and solid revenge movie with good action sequences, maybe too much esthetical virtuosism but that's James Wan: a talented author not yet tapped. He's a promise, still too impersonal but ready to explode and become a great author.
I decided to watch it after I read this review: www.i400calci.com/2014/12/larte-di-girare-una-sparatoria-death-sentence-2007/.
I think I have nothing to say more than what is already written there.
Death Sentence is a pretty rough movie. It's become apparent to me that I've very bored with the "family man avenges his family" trend. Taken, Homefront, etc. Death Sentence simply doesn't add anything to the mix. the action is quite good, which is a good sign for Wans' FF7 movie coming out next year. The chase in the parking deck is particularly impressive. However, the movie is relentlessly unpleasant aesthetically and the subject matter is so dour that I found this one to be pretty tiresome after a while. Kevin Bacon and Garret Hedlund both try their best, but I'd be surprised if I ever want to watch this again.
Se deja ver, pero no oír. Unas imágenes (a ratos) molonas y dieferentes (gran secuencia en el parking), pero un guión regulerísimo.
This is one hell of a film of Kevin Beckon; his naiveness at being a shootist is such a grand performance.
Certainly not without its problems, but I'm surprised by how panned this movie was.
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