V for Vendetta

Release Date: March 17th, 2006

DVD Release Date: August 1st, 2006

R |2 hr 12 min

Plot Summary

Following world war, London is a police state occupied by a fascist government, and a vigilante known only as V (Hugo Weaving) uses terrorist tactics to fight the oppressors of the world in which he now lives. When V saves a young woman named Evey (Natalie Portman) from the secret police, he discovers an ally in his fight against England's oppressors.

Cast: Natalie Portman, Hugo Weaving, Stephen Rea, John Hurt, Rupert Graves, Stephen Fry, Ben Miles, Tim Pigott-Smith

Director: James McTeigue

Genres: Thriller , Action

Production Co: Virtual Studios, Warner Bros., Anarchos Productions Inc., Silver Pictures

Distributors: Warner Bros.

Keywords: Underdog, London, Police officer, Sacrifice, Pursuit, Dark

Ratings & Reviews

  • 40
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    The film is beset by incoherence and implausibilities that are perplexing, given the close relationship between the Wachowskis and the director, Mr. McTeigue.

  • 75
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    A lot of dark, Orwellian fun. show more

  • 70
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Viewers expecting a thrill ride might be disappointed. V engages in a couple of satisfying crime-fighting set pieces, but the story is more occupied with mystery and intrigue. Happily, it almost is entirely free of the hollow pomposity that marred the Wachowskis' last two "Matrix" films. show more

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