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Dr. Paul Kersey (Bruce Willis) is a surgeon who only sees the aftermath of his city's violence as it's rushed into his ER -until his wife (Elisabeth Shue) and college-age daughter (Camila Morrone) are viciously attacked in their suburban home. With the police overloaded with crimes, Paul, burning for revenge, hunts for his family's assailants to deliver justice. As the anonymous slayings of criminals grabs the media's attention, the city wonders if this deadly avenger is a guardian angel...or a grim reaper. Fury and fate collide in the intense action-thriller Death Wish.Written by
At the end, Bruce Willis's character stashes his daughter under in a storage space the stairs when the bad guys attack the house. In Der Schakal (1997), when the FBI agents are expecting Bruce Willis' character (The Jackal) to attack the house, the Jackal is seen hiding in a storage space under the stairs when he kills the first FBI agent. See more »
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You're not gonna kill me.
No, Jack is.
[Paul yanks the chain pulling the jack out from under the car, falling on Joe's head]
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Hugely overrated - its bland generic trash, with no edge
Watching Death Wish reminded me of The Brave One (which had artsy vibes and depth), Man on Fire (which had a NIN soundtrack and some real bite), Equalizer (again Denzel sold the character and it was engaging), John Wick (fun and well produced), Death Sentence (with some real balls and bite). There are so many of these films - all with the same formulaic structure - family death, vigilante justice, cop who turns blind eye.
Having read reviews, I expected Death Sentence to have bite and edge, and push the bar. LOTS of action, killings, gore, tension - a non-stop thrill-ride. But apart from some incredibly brief moments of gore, its about as bland and generic as it gets. Every aspect about it - the opening 'happy family in kitchen' scene, the cops, the villains, Willis wearing a hood like its a sequel to Unbreakable, you've seen it ALL before. Willis doesn't emote at all - no grief for his wife, no desperation, no anger, no nothing. Just that Willis face going through the motions, as you'd expect.
I actually wished it was another generic Liam Neeson thriller, because at least Neeson can do 'tense' and 'annoyed'. I have no idea why I keep watching Eli Roth's films, they're all bland trash with no directorial flair whatsoever.
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