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If you've made it this far into the Death Wish franchise you might as well not even bother reading the reviews. Death Wish 4 is exactly what you'd come to expect. Its at least on par with the Cannon produced sequels: mindless, blunt action nonsense.
Low quality addition to the series. Sad to see Bronson left with poor material.
a mindless good time
Classic. That's all I got to say. Screw you artsy farts film types
This one is honestly my favorite in the series next to part 1. It has more plot than the 2 installments that preceded it and Kersey going after bigger criminal organizations(drug cartels) instead of street-level hoodlums is a ridiculous yet highly entertaining change of pace for the series.
Presenting an interesting twist on the character’s vigilante ways, this is one of the few Death Wish sequels with a mildly compelling plot to help elevate its plentiful action sequences.
How in the world did the Death Wish franchise last for four movies? How did anyone with a brain figure that the story of vigilante Paul Kersey could simply linger for over a decade? It's a bafflement and yet, in the first weekend of November, 1987, Cannon Films managed to release Death Wish 4: The Crackdown and it somehow wasn't the last of this limping, moronic, gun crazy, alpha male fantasy franchise. https://geeks.media/classic-movie-review-death-wish-4-the-crackdown?_ga=2.256757067.1126457623.1513947710-953607229.1513947710
Probably the best of the Golan/Globus Death Wish sequels, though that's not saying much. Bronson is on the loose again and this time he finds a rich benefactor, John P. Ryan, willing to finance his vigilante war on crime. Paul Kersey is less Rambo this time around and is actually shown doing this architect job a few times. What sets off Bronson's rampage to take down a major drug cartel is when his girlfriend's daughter dies of an overdose. Frequent Bronson collaborator J. Lee Thompson took over directing duties this time around and is probably the one gets credit for bringing the Death Wish series back somewhat closer to reality. Overall, this film isn't a classic but it is entertaining and worth watching if your'e a Charles Bronson fan.
Won't win any Oscars lol but this movie is like a can of Pringles, it's not good to eat it but once you pop you can't stop.
This movie doesn't really take off in terms of action; compare Robocop's raid on the cocaine factory to Paul Kersey's. Death Wish 4: The Crackdown is watchable, but forgettable; I was expecting more action, but it's too restrained. Charles Bronson is an amiable vigilante though.