Death Wish

2018

Action / Crime / Drama / Thriller

110
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 17%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 80%
IMDb Rating 6.4 10 36575

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Vincent D'Onofrio as Frank Kersey
Elisabeth Shue as Lucy Kersey
Dean Norris as Detective Kevin Raines
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by a_chinn 4 / 10

Strong writer, director, and cast deliver a disappointingly routine remake

I really wanted to love this film and had a lot of goodwill going into it despite it's bad reviews. I love a good revenge film. I love director Eli Roth. I love screenwriter Joe Carnahan. I love the original Charles Bronson "Death Wish" film. I love Bruce Willis in anything, but especially in action roles. This story is violent, politically charged, from a director who popularized torture porn, and based on a film that was reviled upon it's original release, so I was willing to write off mainstream critics who routinely trash these sorts of genre films. However, despite that excellent pedigree, this film disappoints. This remake does change a fair number of things from the original film, but that's not where this film goes wrong. Changes include Willis being a doctor instead of an architect, New York has become Chicago, and most significantly a media buzz story element was added. The main plot remains the same though, with Willis playing a pacifist who's driven to violence following a vicious attack on his wife and daughter during a home invasion, seeking vigilante justice on those responsible. Where this film goes wrong is that it plays it way too safe. Starting with the home invasion scene, I remember being far more disturbed by Michael Winner's version than Roth's version here, which surprised me since Roth is the same person who made audiences infamously squirm with "Hostel" and "Hostel II" and in this film seems to go out of his way to play it safe. More notably the film plays it safe when it comes to the politics of the story and seems nowhere as incendiary as the original film in regards to the politics of guns, justice, and vigilantism, which seems ripe in today's political and cultural climate. The original film was a classic because it was so vicious and was so incendiary. Brian Garfield, the author of the book "Death Wish" was based on, so reviled the politics of the Charles Bronson film version, he wrote a sequel "Death Sentence" as a sort of rebuttal to the Michael Winner film. What we get in the Eli Roth remake is a movie that doesn't want to offend and wants to be a crowd pleasing action film, which is not what made the original "Death Wish" a classic. It also doesn't help that Willis seems to sleepwalk through the film (which he seems to do too much of late), which is disappointing because this is a part that would have given him ample opportunities to display anguish or some kind of internal conflict over his actions, making for a great opportunity to show off his acting chops, but he instead simply goes through the movie action hero paces. Director Roth does deliver some competently done action sequences and as well as some clever torture-liked scenes, but it's nothing all that original and nothing that makes this films worth going out of your way to watch. Overall, "Death Wish" is a huge disappointment and missed opportunity. Instead of watching this film, everyone should watch James Wan's under-appreciated 2007 film "Death Sentence" starring Kevin Bacon.

Reviewed by neilmalcom 10 / 10

Ignore the critics backlash

One only has to notice the difference between the critics ratings and user ratings to see there is a definite agenda to trash this movie as part of this sudden anti gun agenda in Hollywood. I'm often the first to ignore a movie based on poor critic ratings but am glad I looked past them to go see this. This movie is exactly what we all thought it would be: revenge based action flick with some wit scattered throughout. Bruce Willis nailed the lead role and Dean Norris was perfect as the detective trying to figure out just who this vigilante was. I'll address some of the critic complaints pertaining to this movie, specifically and abundance of unneeded gore and endless media hyping of the vigilante. First, there was only two brief scenes that I recall where the blood and guts were perhaps a bit much. Even then, very brief. Secondly, while there was some parts of the movie showing radio and TV talking heads debating the vigilante, it was not "endless" as some have described. Overall, Bruce Willis was perfect as a replacement for Charles Bronson and as other reviewers have mentioned likely a far better choice than Sylvester Stallone. I really doubt anyone who wants to be entertained by an action flick would be disappointed with Death Wish.

Reviewed by james-freel 5 / 10

Lazy lazy remake

If you ever saw the original Death Wish starring Charles Bronson as the revenge seeking Paul Kersey, you will know exactly what I mean when I describe this as a lazy remake. Bronsons performance exuded pain, anger, simmering vengeance at every turn as he calmly and ruthlessly planned his revenge on the gang who murdered his wife and raped his daughter. The Bruce Willis Paul Kersey however, reacts with as much passion as someone who had mislaid their car keys. He's upset rather than distraught. And that is the main problem throughout this film, the overwhelming feeling of lethargy and indifference towards the plot. Even the cop in charge of the investigation played by Dean Norris is the most laid back uninterested cop ever. When he and his female sidekick eventually realise Willis may be the vigilante, they just can't be persuing it with any vigour. The eureka moment when Willis witnesses his father in law chasing intruders off his land with a few rounds from a shotgun is totally random and bizarre. Seriously, is this how he gets the idea for vengance? Willis in my opinion is badly miscast in the role, bringing the laidback carefree attitude of John McLean from his die hard movies when a more intense driven and troubled character is required. This film is lazy on every level, acting ,direction and screenplay simply going through the motions from beginning to end. It's a real pity because there is some good action in it, just enough to relatively entertain you and hold your interest. Sadly it could have and should have been so much better than it was. Ultimately you leave this film feeling short changed, it simply didn't deliver all that it promised. If you want to watch Death Wish I recommend the original.

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