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Death Sentence


Rated R for strong bloody brutal violence and pervasive language.

R In Theaters 08/31/2007 , 105min.
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Critic score based on 24 reviews

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December 26, 2010
my favorite movie.
April 21, 2009
The song by Fisher, I will love you, was fantastic!!!!!! I had to have it.
January 19, 2009
This has to be one of the best vigilante movies I have seen in years. Kevin Bacon was as wonderful surprise. My family and I watched it 3 times in 2 days. I have a feeling it was overshadowed by Jodie Foster's The Brave One, which cannot hold a candle to Death Sentence.
June 18, 2008
kevin bacon playing mean is worthseeing but john goodmans bonz darling is even cooler . this movie is loud violent and foul mouthed everything a classic needs go see it
May 22, 2008
Not something I would have ever thought Kevin Bacon would accept....with his acting abilities. In my opinion terribly written and directed.

Critic Reviews powered by Metacritic ™

The New York Times
Aside from a stunning three-minute tracking shot as the gang pursues Nick through a parking garage, and Mr. Bacon's hauntingly pale, dark-eyed visage, Mr. Wan's film is a tedious, pandering time-waster. Full Review
Claudia Puig
USA Today
This film is so superficial and shifts so jarringly in tone that nothing feels authentic -- not Bacon's hard-working husband and father, nor his maniacal vengeance seeker. Full Review
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
Death Sentence, directed by "Saw" co-creator James Wan, swings the pendulum too far. One day Nick is a mild-mannered nerd who spends his days making (and loving) risk assessments for his company; the next, he's Travis Bickle from 1976's "Taxi Driver." Full Review
Frank Scheck
The Hollywood Reporter
Bears more than a slight connection to the landmark of the genre, 1974's "Death Wish," starring Charles Bronson. It is based on novelist Brian Garfield's sequel to his original book, though any resemblance is tenuous at best. Full Review
Jan Stuart
Los Angeles Times
While there is the requisite amount of shorn limbs and splashing blood one might expect from the director of "Saw," Wan should be saluted for putting the coup de grce off-screen. Full Review

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