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Death Sentence Reviews

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November 18, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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
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
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
October 13, 2007
...the film's schizophrenic nature eventually proves to be its downfall...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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 5, 2007
Bacon's performance ensures that even at its most bombastic, the film remains grounded in truth.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
September 4, 2007
Charles Bronson is alive and well in the form of Kevin Bacon.
Full Review | Original Score: B
September 1, 2007
What begins as a family drama centered around the tragic loss of their son, somehow manages to turn into an over-the-top action extravaganza.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
September 1, 2007
Death Sentence is a wonderfully tight little thriller, the kind of statement cinema an up and coming filmmaker needs to establish his overall eagerness to achieve.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 1, 2007
As entertainment, the film is equally unpleasant and captivating. As a more serious drama, it alternates between heartbreaking and heavy-handed.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 31, 2007
God is busy. Sometimes He needs help.
Full Review
August 31, 2007
It's got style to burn and is more gruesome that any schlock-horror gorefest.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 31, 2007
Death Sentence is not exactly a fun time at the movies, but it is riveting.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
August 31, 2007
The lesser moments still work because of Bacon's commitment to the part, and the better components are a firm indication that James Wan is improving with each successive film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
August 31, 2007
An old-school exploitation picture, polished off with a modern sensibility by Saw director James Wan.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 31, 2007
There is a courtroom scene of true surprise and suspense, and some other effective moments, but basically this is a movie about a lot of people shooting at each other.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 31, 2007
Death Sentence seesaws wildly between being both brilliant and terrible, but ultimately it's worth seeing for some terrific action sequences and Bacon's committed performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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