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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.
Kevin Bacon, you did your best. A stirring, invigorating presence in a one-note effort, afraid to embrace it's violence yet still trying to be some grueling piece of cinema. It's a crisis of confidence, as Wan seems unable to make this interesting. It's set-up is so conventional, almost in a way it could contribute to some parody angle, but then Wan decides to get gritty, mimicking something out of a Punisher comic in the end. Any thematic relevance goes out the window early, as Wan seems to be prodding the morality of vengeance, while simultaneously shoving plausibility off the cliff at the first bit of action. Characters exist to progress the narrative, violence is a substitute for content and conventionality is a crutch. I can sympathize with the fans of this supposedly underrated genre-flick, but I sadly don't count myself among them.
For the first half of Death Sentence I actually began to think that director James Wan (Saw) was capable of more than gimmicky horror films, but apparently you just can't take the hack out of some directors.
On paper Death Sentence sounds like a winner, Kevin Bacon plays everyman married father of two who loses his oldest son in an apparent gang initiation killing (disguised as a convenience store robbery) only to take revenge on the person responsible sparking further retribution from the gang's leader. The "revenge" genre has a rich history of great films like Death Wish and Assault on Precinct 13 (1976), but for every Rolling Thunder or Vigilante there are a handful of crappy ones like Enough…
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Revenge is a dish best served with... Bacon! Badump-tish!
I've been told over time through industry professionals, sometimes in classes I've taken, quotes from movie stars and writers and directors and so on, that if you have a good script and a mediocre director you can still have a decent film, but if the script is terrible it doesn't matter how great the director is but the project won't be able to fly. I still am not sure if James Wan is a great director - he really has a mixed record for me now that I've seen most of his films (in brief, Saw sucks, Conjuring 1 & 2 are terrific, and Furious 7 is... Furious 7! it has some…
Footloose 2: Quest for Vengeance
Pojulta vedetään raa'asti kurkku auki huoltsikalla. Faija käy itsenäisesti kostopuuhiin. Tulee kalliiksi.
Perheenisän on tehtävä mitä perheenisän on tehtävä. Yrittää mennä tunteisiin mutta feilaa.
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…
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