Death Sentence Reviews

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Mike Scott
Times-Picayune
October 9, 2009
It's a gritty, adrenaline-soaked thriller -- and if that's as deep as you care to dig, you'll be entertained. But for those who care to contemplate, it's quite a bit more.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
August 17, 2008
It's a powerful, visceral revenge flick, and Kevin Bacon does a fine acting job bringing the vigilante to life.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Urban Cinefile
April 26, 2008
A gritty and gripping revenge fantasy %u2026 Kevin Bacon's talent and persona to make us sit up and take notice
Brandon Fibbs
BrandonFibbs.com
February 28, 2008
Death Sentence is a laughably bad exercise in the pornography of sadism and the American appetite which voraciously consumes it.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/10
Christian Toto
Washington Times
February 4, 2008
This Sentence is as grisly and violent as the trailer portends.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
January 18, 2008
I really enjoyed what [it] had to offer with takes on morals, war, and the damage violence can do to people in its grasp...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Mark Bourne
Film.com
January 8, 2008
Bacon, as usual, is very good even when he's slumming, and as a trashy B-movie redo of Death Wish the movie works well enough for a Saturday afternoon with a case of brewskies.
January 8, 2008
Death Sentence tries to do two things: be a stirring family drama and a balls-out gore soaked revenge flick. It achieves only one of those goals.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Joshua Katzman
Chicago Reader
December 3, 2007
This graphically violent film suffers from cursorily developed characters whose primary function is to advance the creaky plot.
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
November 1, 2007
Begins promisingly but ends putridly.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
October 13, 2007
...the film's schizophrenic nature eventually proves to be its downfall...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Adam Fendelman
HollywoodChicago.com
September 21, 2007
Don't hire Kevin Bacon for a role you wrote for Charles Bronson.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
September 15, 2007
The graininess of the film generally makes everything look as ugly as it feels. Death Sentence deserves no reprieve.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Donald Munro
Fresno Bee
September 14, 2007
Think of it as one long worship service in the Church of Vigilante Justice.
Full Review | Original Score: C
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
September 11, 2007
Even with its overly stylized look and cartoonish bad guys, Death Sentence is not a film that you can easily shake off.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Stax
IGN Movies
September 10, 2007
Death Sentence is a better film than many might expect and also delivers several good doses of action for fans of shoot 'em-ups.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Susan Granger
www.susangranger.com
September 8, 2007
Exploitive and overwrought with extreme violence - one of the worst movies so far this year.
Full Review | Original Score: 1
John P. McCarthy
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
September 8, 2007
The best that can be said about 'Death Sentence' is that it doesn't try to be too deep or arty.
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
September 7, 2007
A parking garage chase is impressive, but Wan's ultra-kitschy use of melancholy indie-pop music at moments of intense emotion transforms the movie into pure camp.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
September 6, 2007
The practical side, the details of the plot, run to the ridiculous and dampen the film's more prickly parts.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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