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September 10, 2017
Death Sentence shows there's even more to [revenge] than your own downfall. The cycle you get into spirals out of control. Perhaps it's more emblematic of Gandhi's statement 'an eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.'
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
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
April 26, 2008
A gritty and gripping revenge fantasy %u2026 Kevin Bacon's talent and persona to make us sit up and take notice
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
February 4, 2008
This Sentence is as grisly and violent as the trailer portends.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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
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
December 3, 2007
This graphically violent film suffers from cursorily developed characters whose primary function is to advance the creaky plot.
November 1, 2007
Begins promisingly but ends putridly.
Full Review| Original Score: 1.5/4
October 13, 2007
...the film's schizophrenic nature eventually proves to be its downfall...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 21, 2007
Don't hire Kevin Bacon for a role you wrote for Charles Bronson.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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
September 14, 2007
Think of it as one long worship service in the Church of Vigilante Justice.
Read More | Original Score: C
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
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
September 8, 2007
Exploitive and overwrought with extreme violence - one of the worst movies so far this year.
Full Review | Original Score: 1
September 8, 2007
The best that can be said about 'Death Sentence' is that it doesn't try to be too deep or arty.
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
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