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V for Vendetta Reviews

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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
April 14, 2013
Speaking of love, things go blooey instead of gooey whenever heroine and hero come close enough to touch; far from being sensual, let alone erotic, the movie proves to be not much fun at all.
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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
April 14, 2013
This is just darkness played bright, a disposable object but hardly objectionable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
April 14, 2013
The dark and stylized V for Vendetta is visually exhilarating, provocative and disturbing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
April 14, 2013
Just when we were ready to give up mainstream movies as braindead,along comes the controversial and gleefully subversive V for Vendetta, a piece of corporate-sponsored art that will have audiences rooting for a bomb-throwing anarchist.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
January 22, 2013
Whether you're mindless or Mensa, you'll find stuff here to challenge and trouble you, the way a good piece of speculative fiction should.
Anthony Quinn
Independent (UK)
August 26, 2010
In its ambition to weld a political message onto a comic-book movie it falls rather pitifully between two stools.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Peter Sobczynski
eFilmCritic.com
August 23, 2010
In adapting Moore's sprawling narrative into a workable screenplay, the Wachowski Brothers have come up with a balance of thoughtful philosophy and all-out action that feels more natural and organic than it did in their Matrix films.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Eric Kohn
Reverse Shot
July 6, 2010
Alan Moore may be greatest victim of Hollywood's comic book adaptation craze.
Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion
August 30, 2009
Daredevil in agitator garb
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
A brutally intelligent political thriller...
Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009
Moore and Lloyd posed this paradigm in a Cold War era and it never came to pass. Leave it to the Wachowski Brothers to update it for the War on Terror, or rather its aftermath.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 27, 2009
Better than the original comic. Seriously.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Tony Macklin
tonymacklin.net
February 2, 2009
V for Vendetta is a milestone. Maybe not a big marker, but a milestone nonetheless.It is anti-establishment redux.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.0/5
Brian Marder
Hollywood.com
November 20, 2008
Forget the faux accent, it's the raw emotion [Portman] displays, especially in the film's latter stages, that's positively Streep-like and most captivating.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Bob Mondello
NPR.org
October 18, 2008
By the movie's midpoint, the Wachowski brothers' screenplay has gotten so bogged down in back story that it takes 40 minutes for director James McTiegue to get back to the explosions that his 16-year-old target audience assumes will solve everything.
October 14, 2008
Contentious, pretentious but with a great last 20 minutes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Robert Davis
Paste Magazine
June 8, 2008
The details of V's beef with society are hazy, but the film has a certain purity of spirit.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
January 15, 2008
Major studio pictures can certainly be more creative, but they're rarely as bold as this.
Anton Bitel
Eye for Film
August 10, 2007
blends modern-day politics with good old-fashioned derring-do to explore the grey areas (in a very grey-looking London) between freedom, justice, dissidence and retribution.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
July 23, 2007
When the script sticks close to Alan Moore, it works best. Which, sadly, is seldom.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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