V for Vendetta (2006)

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Critic Consensus: Visually stunning and thought-provoking, V For Vendetta's political pronouncements may rile some, but its story and impressive set pieces will nevertheless entertain.

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Based on the graphic novel by Alan Moore, V for Vendetta takes place in an alternate vision of Britain in which a corrupt and abusive totalitarian government has risen to complete power. During a threatening run in with the secret police, an unassuming young woman named Evey (Natalie Portman) is rescued by a vigilante named V (Hugo Weaving) -- a caped figure both articulate and skilled in combat. V embodies the principles of rebellion from an authoritarian state, donning a mask of vilified would-be terrorist of British history Guy Fawkes and leading a revolution sparked by assassination and destruction. Evey becomes his unlikely ally, newly aware of the cruelty of her own society and her role in it. ~ Cammila Albertson, Rovi
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R (for strong violence and some language)
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Drama , Mystery & Suspense , Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Box Office:
$70,500,000.00
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Cast

Natalie Portman
as Evey Hammond
John Hurt
as Chancellor Adam Sutler
Stephen Fry
as Deitrich
Stephen Rea
as Finch
Rupert Graves
as Dominic
John Standing
as Lilliman
Amelda Brown
as Wardrobe Mistress
Eddie Marsan
as Etheridge
Roger Allam
as Lewis Prothero
Julie Brown
as Three Waters News Poppet
Sinead Cusack
as Delia Surridge
David Leitch
as Convenience Store V
Raife Patrick Burchell
as Studio Technician
Megan Gay
as BTN News Poppet
Selina Giles
as Evey's Mother
William Tapley
as Radio Man
Imogen Poots
as Young Valerie
Joseph Rye
as Jones
Eamon Geoghegan
as Surveillance Man
Ben Miles
as Dascomb
Charles Cork
as Barfly
Matt Wilkinson
as Little Glasses Girl Fingerman
Michael Simkins
as Parliament General
John Ringham
as Old Man
Simon Holmes
as Barman
Paul Antony-Barber
as Valerie's Father
Guy Henry
as Heyer
Ian Burfield
as Tweed Coat Fingerman
Clive Ashborn
as Guy Fawkes
Juliet Howland
as Middle Class Mum
Cosima Shaw
as Patricia
Malcolm Sinclair
as Major Wilson
Ben Posener
as Water Shortage News Poppet
Dulcie Smart
as Civil War News Poppet
Richard Campbell
as Security Guard
Chad Stahelski
as Storm Saxon
Jason Griffiths
as Biology Teacher
Matthew Bates
as Finch's Fedco Man
Derek Hutchinson
as Bureaucrat
Mark Longhurst
as Little Glasses Girl Dad
Billie Cook
as Little Glasses Girl
Emma Field Rayner
as Guy Fawkes Lover
Mark Phoenix
as Willy Fingerman
Alister Mazzotti
as Baldy Fingerman
Roderick Culver
as BTN News Poppet
Antje Rau
as Laser Lass
Patricia Gannon
as Little Glasses Girl Mum
Jack Schouten
as Middle Class Boy
Caoimhe Murdock
as Middle Class Sister
Brin Rosser
as TV Executive
Adrian Finighan
as News Anchor
Bradley Steve Ford
as Evey's Brother
Carsten Hayes
as Evey's Father
Grant Burgin
as Operator
Kyra Meyer
as Christina
Anna Farnworth
as Valerie's Mother
Simon Newby
as Tube Station News Poppet
David Merheb
as Young Man
Daniel Donaldson
as Young Black Detainee
Ian T. Dickinson
as Avian Flu News Poppet
Sophia New
as Quarantine News Poppet
Gerard Gilroy
as Surveillance Man
Martin McGlade
as Victoria Station Fingerman
Richard Laing
as Parliament Lieutenant
Matt Wilkinson
as Little Glasses Girl Fingerman
Matthew Bates
as Finch's Fedco Man
Paul Antony-Barber
as Valerie's Father
Simon Holmes
as Barman
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Critic Reviews for V for Vendetta

All Critics (238) | Top Critics (49)

Speaking of love, things go blooey instead of gooey whenever heroine and hero come close enough to touch; far from being sensual, let alone erotic, the movie proves to be not much fun at all.

Full Review… | April 14, 2013
Wall Street Journal
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This is just darkness played bright, a disposable object but hardly objectionable.

Full Review… | April 14, 2013
Globe and Mail
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The dark and stylized V for Vendetta is visually exhilarating, provocative and disturbing.

Full Review… | April 14, 2013
USA Today
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Just when we were ready to give up mainstream movies as braindead,along comes the controversial and gleefully subversive V for Vendetta, a piece of corporate-sponsored art that will have audiences rooting for a bomb-throwing anarchist.

Full Review… | April 14, 2013
New York Post
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Whether you're mindless or Mensa, you'll find stuff here to challenge and trouble you, the way a good piece of speculative fiction should.

Full Review… | January 21, 2013
TIME Magazine
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By the movie's midpoint, the Wachowski brothers' screenplay has gotten so bogged down in back story that it takes 40 minutes for director James McTiegue to get back to the explosions that his 16-year-old target audience assumes will solve everything.

Full Review… | October 18, 2008
NPR.org
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Audience Reviews for V for Vendetta

½

One of the best movies of 2006. Smart, with a lot of things to say about the current state of the world. It has great dialogues, a good cast, decent action and some really touching scenes. Especially Valerie's story and the domino montage towards the end are spine-chilling sequences that make this movie unforgettable. Excellent!

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Jens S.

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oh god

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Coxxie Mild Sauce

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½

four stars...

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