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V for Vendetta Reviews

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
March 17, 2006
It becomes just another taste of every comic-book movie that isn't Sin City or A History of Violence. Vapid.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 18, 2006
The less you think, the more you like it. Which isn't always a bad thing.
Read More | Original Score: 79/100
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
March 16, 2006
Only here and there do you find the spark and kinetic zap delivered by the first Matrix picture.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
April 14, 2013
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.
Julian Roman
March 25, 2006
A poorly paced and spectacularly disjointed rehash of Orwellian themes. It has a high production value and looks great, but suffers from a lack of narrative exposition that leads to sizable holes in the plot.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review
December 13, 2006
I'm thinking the message is that there's a little V in everyone. Unfortunately,on screen there's only a lot of Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Fernando F. Croce
August 30, 2009
Daredevil in agitator garb
Todd Gilchrist
March 17, 2006
It's safe to say that V may be the most political movie released by a major studio since JFK (which was also distributed by Warner Brothers).
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
April 3, 2006
An unbearably talkative affair with virtually nothing sane to say.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Victoria Alexander
Movie Reviews in Croatian
March 15, 2006
"V" is a gay Shakespeare-soliloquy spurting blowhard with a creepy, but well-groomed, hairdo. He's also a dancing knife-wielding karate killer.
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
March 16, 2006
V for Vendetta is a piece of pulp claptrap; it has no insights whatsoever into totalitarian psychology and always settles for the cheesiest kinds of demagoguery and harangue as its emblems of evil.
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Bob Mondello
October 18, 2008
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.
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
March 16, 2006
Director James McTeigue finds moments of pure brilliance amid a story that stumbles from one questionable choice to another.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Manohla Dargis
New York Times
March 17, 2006
This future-shock story about a masked avenger at war with a totalitarian British regime sags when it should zip.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
David Medsker
March 18, 2006
The fascist angle doesn't inspire any righteous indignation, and the terrorist angle is not the fiery revolutionary rhetoric it thinks it is.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
March 17, 2006
This is not the movie, and these are not the times, for sophisticated arguments.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Eric Kohn
Reverse Shot
July 6, 2010
Alan Moore may be greatest victim of Hollywood's comic book adaptation craze.
Anthony Quinn
Independent (UK)
August 26, 2010
In its ambition to weld a political message onto a comic-book movie it falls rather pitifully between two stools.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Trevor Johnston
Time Out
June 24, 2006
For all its anti-establishment esprit, it's more a case of Z for Zzzz.
Emily Blunt
Blunt Review
March 23, 2006
T for Terrible
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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