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John Doe: Vigilante (2014)

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Some call him a hero. Some call him a villain. He's "John Doe: Vigilante" - an ordinary man who decides to take the law into his own hands. Frustrated with a failing legal system that continues to allow violent criminals to go free, John Doe begins exacting justice the only way he knows how - by killing one criminal at a time. Soon he becomes a media sensation and inspires a group of copycat vigilantes, but who is the real John Doe - a pillar of justice or a cold-blooded murderer? You decide. (c) Main Street

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Cast

Jamie Bamber
as John Doe
Lachy Hulme
as Ken Rutherford
Gary Abrahams
as Sam Foley
Sam Parsonson
as Murray Whills
Brendan Clearkin
as Adam McCleish
Brooke Ryan
as Mary Jones
Ditch Davey
as Detective Clint James
Fletcher Humphrys
as Henry Junig
Pat O'Brien
as Constable Jack Calahan
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Critic Reviews for John Doe: Vigilante

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (2)

This is supposed to be a thriller, by the way. It's more of a slog, not so much a whodunit as a whydunit-and by the end, it's: Who cares?

March 21, 2014 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

The fatal flaw of "John Doe" is its focus on ideas, rather than people. The protagonist's victims are so cartoonishly evil they might as well be twirling their mustaches before being shot in the head.

March 20, 2014 | Full Review…

Great to look at, and with an aftertaste that lingers, what you get out of John Doe: Vigilante will depend solely on the way that you swing with this thorny issue.

October 16, 2014 | Full Review…

John Doe: Vigilante starts in promising fashion then fizzles. Dolen and writer Stephen M. Coates give Doe a narrow focus: his targets are obvious malefactors, all male, ranging from paedophiles to sadists.

October 15, 2014 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

Although a bit muddle headed about what tone to adopt and confused about its moral stances, John Doe provides a talking point, if nothing else, about how society should respond to the inefficiencies of a justice system and police effectiveness

October 12, 2014 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for John Doe: Vigilante

John Doe: Vigilante is rife with the sort of problems you typically won't be able to avoid in low budget affairs, but beyond these technical issues, it's hard to fault the film too harshly. John Doe is at the absolute minimum, a thought provoking piece, and arguably a good story is presented as well.

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