V for Vendetta Reviews

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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.
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
January 22, 2013
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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
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
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
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
July 14, 2007
Every time Mr. Weaving is on screen the spirit of Mr. Moore's character comes alive. Those moments, at least, are worth fighting for.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Felix Gonzalez Jr.
DVD Review
July 10, 2007
... manages to succeed as both great entertainment and a thoughtful reflection on current politics.
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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
April 18, 2007
The swashbuckling first hour is superior to the second, which bursts at the seams with backstory, but a rousing climax makes this the most potent piece of agitpop in years.
March 24, 2007
It's viciously, vibrantly, vigorously, very, very good.
Kam Williams
Final Call
January 17, 2007
Forget the Ides of March, beware the 5th of November.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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