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this movie started out really well about a father thats wants revenge for killing his son and i really enjoyed it i remmend to any one to hire this movie you want be dispointed.
A little slow to start but once it got going it kept my interest. A bit shoot em up but good entertainment.
Prepare to suspend disbelief by the neck until dead.
If you just watch the first half of Death Sentence , then make up YOUR OWN ending, you might not feel like you've just wasted your night.... Read more The story starts well enough and the characters make sense. Then for NO reason, it degenerates into unrealistic stupidity and becomes another puddle of gun-toting American barf. Ends up looking and smelling like TWO half digested films slopped together.
I'm now convinced there is a gang of steroid-quaffing, worshipping adolescent screenwriters who break into Hollywood studios after dark, and PLOT-JACK the last 15 minutes of any half-promising movie.
If you like the "violent action revenge genre", get an Eastwood/Bronson/Norris/Seagal/The Rock/Statham movie. At least they're BELIEVABLE homicidal maniacs for the full 90 minutes.
An awesome movie. It wasn't what I expected it was more. A great watch, probably what most father's would wish to do if they were in that situation.
Gritty, compelling movie about a man who seeks revenge for the killing of his son. A mix of Taxi Driver and the Death Wish movies of the seventies. Thoroughly enjoyable with a few surprises thrown in.
This film goes through periods of fits and starts. The beginning is slow, then there's a bit of action, then nothing, then a bit more action, then forced lines and TV grade drama, then nothing..... Read more. none of it really ties together. It's like it should have been a drama, or an action movie, but as a mixed genre it did neither very well. Not until the main action towards the end does it finally start firing on all cylinders.
Kevin Bacon starts to realise he's getting bored and his performance becomes forced - see the hospital scene with youngest son. The character of the policewoman is the most PC liberal interpretation I've ever seen on screen. She's more like a social worker following Nick Hume around telling him how he's very naughty and refusing to do her job becasue he's not letting the criminals kill him. The wife is supposed to be a highly intelligent doctor, but she runs around screaming: "What's going on? Tell me what's happening? I don't know what's happening!" On that note, the film attempts to tell us that if we do anything about drug related crime we're as bad as the criminals who go out and kill random people for initations into gangs. Yeah. Right. Add to that a soundtrack that is almost humorous in its use: After a character gets shot or killed, you hear soft lullaby lyrics ..."...tonight I hardly have the strength to move..." Well of course he can't move! He's dead!
John Goodman shows everyone up in his portrayal of the gun-lord father of the main gangster. It's amazing what a pair of coke-bottle glasses can do. Brilliant. There was a really good character hiding in the dark side of Nick Hume and Kevin Bacon warms to him. Unfortunately, the film ends just as he's warming up.
A great actor is Kevin Bacon who played the part well, a thing any father would do...... Enjoyed the movie, but sadly I did not get to watch the end as the dvd disc, came to a stand still, couldn't... Read more get it to go forward, it kept pausing.......grrrrrrrrrrrrrr
Kevin Bacon gives a stunning performance and a family name consumed by revenge and a hatred of the system
Good movie plenty of action. Kevin Bacon did a good job and kept me intrigued.
The movie started out well, and as a parent you could see the motive for the revenge. From then on the script had more holes in it than the walls being hit with a shotgun. Still easy enough to watch.