Death Sentence Reviews
The second is director James Wan. He doesn't really try to make the horrid screenplay better. He just covers the flaws up in style, flair, and some really hilarious action pieces. The gang members of this movie really are the dumbest gang members in the world, but then again, that can be said about any street gang. While he is often in too much of a hurry to get to the next action scene, he gets the required performances out of the actors. There isn't much to care about, but I think that sort of saves the film.
This is cinematic cheese at its finest, and I'm not hear to watch a story. I want to see dumb asses get their faces blown off by Kevin Bacon and his shotgun.
Nick Hume (Kevin Bacon) is a mild-mannered executive with a perfect life, until one gruesome night he witnesses something that changes him forever. Transformed by grief, Hume eventually comes to the disturbing conclusion that no length is too great when protecting his family.
It's a powerful revenge story, and Kevin Bacon does a great job in it. It was a better movie then I had expected it to be. Great action thriller. Definitely a movie that shouldn't be passed up. Love to see it again.
Recommendation: Don't bore yourself with this one. If you're in the need, go watch Lucky Number Slevin or Running Scared.
Bacon's performance is brilliant as usual. An under appreciated actor.
The film starts good but halfway it begins to fail and the script takes stupid directions. It just focuses on killing these people. Poorly written onedimensional characters doesn't help the film.
It's well filmed and Kevin Bacon does a good job but WTF? John Goodman is nothing but a joke in this one.
And if you wanna discuss the music here, then you can see how they've made totally wrong song selections during the scenes.
Still it's mildly entertaing and a 21st century "Death Wish"
The whole film seem way over the top, but on a good note, it still held my attention to the end.