• Death Sentence (2007)

Death Sentence

Release Date: August 31st, 2007

R |1 hr 50 min

Plot Summary

Nick Hume (Kevin Bacon) is on his way home from a hockey game with his son, Brendan, and stops for gasoline. Helplessly he sees a street thug kill Brendan while robbing the station. Believing the justice system will fail him, Nick goes after the killer himself, setting off a war between him and the killer's older brother (Garrett Hedlund).

Cast: Kevin Bacon, Garrett Hedlund, Kelly Preston, Aisha Tyler, John Goodman, Yorgo Constantine, Matt O'Leary, Leigh Whannell

Director: James Wan

Genres: Action , Drama , Thriller

Production Co: Twentieth Century Fox

Distributors: 20th Century Fox

Keywords: Tense , Son , Husband , Family , Murder , Brother , Transformation , Pursuit , Wife , Revenge , Gritty , 2000s , Melodramatic , Fall

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Death Sentence's message - that vengeance is ultimately futile, spinning out a vicious circle of rage and hate - may be commendable, but there's nothing noteworthy about the way Wan, Bacon and their troops go about delivering it. show more

  • 50
    Frank ScheckThe 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. show more

  • 63
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Wan's movie is very efficient. Bacon, skilled pro that he is, provides the character the movie needs, just as he has in such radically different films as "Where the Truth Lies," "The Woodsman" and "Mystic River." show more

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