Death Sentence

Protect What's Yours


Death Sentence
Kevin Bacon picks up where Charles Bronson left off, and shows there are more creative ways to kill than merely shooting. He's a family man, who is shocked when is son becomes the victim of a gang initiation murder. He's even more shocked when he learns how short the killer's sentence is likely to be. He decides to take matters into his own hands, and dispense appropriate justice. However one murder leads to another, and soon he is in way over his head in one-against-a-gang fight to the death. Expect plenty of creative violence.

104 minutes.
No persons under 18 (Language, Violence).
Action, Drama, Thriller.
Thank goodness for the NRA....
Thank goodness for the NRA....

Credits

Cast
Kevin Bacon, Garrett Hedlund, Kelly Preston, Jordan Garrett, Stuart Lafferty, Aisha Tyler, John Goodman, Matt O'Leary
Director
James Wan
ScreenplayIan Jeffers, from the novel by Brian Garfield
MusicCharlie Clouser
CinematographyJohn R. Leonetti
EditingMichael N. Knue
Sound formatsDolby Digital, DTS
Made in2007
Produced byHyde Park Films, Baldwin Entertainment Group, Brass Hat Films, Dune Entertainment

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageStrong and frequent
NudityPartial but isolated
SexBrief kissing, occasional
ViolenceGratuitous, incessant, gory and often glamourised
PrejudiceMild in context
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsNone
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ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
3
Violence
5
Blood / Gore / Gross
5
Guns / Weapons
5
Profanity
5
Alcohol / Drugs
4
Smoking
3
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
3
Frightening / Tense Scenes
4
Jump Scenes
3
Tense Family Scenes
5
Music (Scary/Tense)
5
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
4


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Frank Scheck quote iconWatching if feels like a life sentence.
5
Cape Times
Jan Stuart quote iconVigilante genre back with a vengeance.
5
The Citizen
Bruce Dennill quote iconWhat should have made for emotional, even painful, viewing now becomes a B-grade parody of some Law & Order episode.
8
Sunday Times
Barry Ronge quote iconStark, gripping and not for the faint-hearted.
10
BBC
Stella Papamichael quote iconFrom the novelist who spawned Death Wish (1974) comes another story of vigilante justice that'll make you want to hurt someone. Anyone. But preferably director James Wan.
1
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert
13
ReelViews
James Berardinelli quote iconDeath Sentence is Death Wish for the 2000s.
10
ScreenIt
8
Metacritic.com
24 critics
7
Rottentomatoes critics
97 critics
8
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconThis revenge pic is gratuitous and overwrought.
3

What the People say

Internet
3401 Netizens quote iconOne of the best films i've seen this year!
14

Average .. 38%

8




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