Death Wish Reviews

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April 6, 2018
[Its] failure to explore the moral and political cements the movie in a quagmire of nihilistic pointlessness.
April 6, 2018
Roth's vapid effort is unlikely to promote anything but yawns.
April 5, 2018
Just watch the original instead.
April 5, 2018
Short of bringing back a CGI image of a handsome young Charlton Heston over the closing credits, hollering about his cold, dead hands, it couldn't be more of an NRA promotional event.
March 4, 2018
"Death Wish" is a catechism for an audience terrified that their firepower and their influence are dwindling.
March 3, 2018
In that limited sense, "Death Wish" is a success, albeit one that action fans should wait to see on Netflix.
March 2, 2018
The film cranks up the audience with little jokes and references, and gets the audience cheering for the Grim Reaper before they even realize what they're cheering for -- and therein lies the problem.
March 2, 2018
He's not remaking Death Wish. He's making what he thinks a person in 1974, sitting in a Forty-Deuce grindhouse theater, would have seen in their mind while watching it ...
March 2, 2018
It's fair to ask what new things Eli Roth and Bruce Willis bring to Death Wish that the original, made in 1974 with Charles Bronson, didn't have. The answer is: not many.
March 2, 2018
Vigilante dad rock.
Top Critic
March 2, 2018
By most metrics, this Death Wish is a better movie than the first one.
Top Critic
March 2, 2018
It asks nothing, and offers only the blanket assertion that feelings of masculine inadequacy - "The most important thing a man can do is protect his family, and I failed," Willis declaims - can be obviated ballistically.
March 2, 2018
Again and again, Death Wish feels anything but real.
March 2, 2018
Willis, who was once a formidable action star, is performing "Die Hard With an Ambien" as he exhibits zero emotion and mutters under his breath like an accountant who's upset with his boss.
March 2, 2018
It's very obvious that Roth doesn't really care about the film's political baggage - he just wants an excuse to have Bruce Willis shoot battery acid into a guy's sciatic nerve and watch the blood.
March 2, 2018
There was a rawness in the original, with the brutality of the attack on the hero's family being shockingly graphic. In the remake, the edges have all been smoothed off.
March 2, 2018
It's the absolute wrong movie at the absolute wrong time.
March 2, 2018
To criticize Death Wish for its indelicate timing would be to suggest that there might ever be an appropriate moment to see it.
March 2, 2018
The film, much like Willis' performance, never flatlines, but it never delivers the thrills you expect from this type of genre piece.
March 2, 2018
Death Wish -- the 2018 version -- is riddled with more plot holes than bullet holes.
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