Death Sentence Synopsis
A man (Kevin Bacon) sets out for revenge after gang members attack his family.
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Miami Herald

By Peter Debruge
Death Sentence would be right at home as one half of "Grindhouse"'s B-movie double bill.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Wan's movie is very efficient. Bacon, skilled pro that he is, provides the character the movie needs, just as he has in such radically...
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
Bears more than a slight connection to the landmark of the genre, 1974's "Death Wish," starring Charles Bronson. It is based on novelist...
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Death Sentence's message - that vengeance is ultimately futile, spinning out a vicious circle of rage and hate - may be commendable, but...
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50

Boston Globe

The cynics will slap their foreheads, the squeamish will cover their eyes, but the revenge movie fanatics should be nice and satisfied...
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50

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

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Sadly, Bacon is only intermittently convincing as a man hell-bent on revenge or a father tortured by what he has unleashed on his family.
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25

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Bacon's performance in "Saw" creator James Wan's laughably extreme revenge thriller Death Sentence is six degrees of ham.
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

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Almost everything about the movie lands with an emphatic, preordained thud.
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25

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
This film is so superficial and shifts so jarringly in tone that nothing feels authentic -- not Bacon's hard-working husband and father,...
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25

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The morality of revenge is barely at issue in a movie that pushes the plausibility of revenge right over a cliff.
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expected more

By Daydream
this movie was just way out there and it made you think, "are they serious?" and "would this really happen?" I expected more out of this movie. When I saw that Kevin Bacon was leading I really wanted...

TERRIFIC ACTING AND ACTION !

By ltcolonel
KEVIN BACON CONTINUES TO SHOW HIS EXCELLENT ACTING SKILLS AS A REALISTIC BUSINESSMAN - FATHER WHO'S LIFE GOES FROM FABULOUS TO TRAGIC IN A MATTER OF SECONDS. HIS OVERWHELMING GRIEF, RAGE AND...

Cool action scenes can't save this crap

By anderson_204
The only redeeming quality about this movie, for me, is that it was filmed in my hometown of Columbia, SC. It was nice to connect with the sights... but this movie was complete garbage. The beginning...

nice action, okay plot

By nmehr3
If you are into action/fighting/tough guy films, don't miss this one. But in terms of plausibility, the plot only seemed credible for the first 30 minutes... after that it became silly,...

Love it

By malindatuy
Best 2007 movie...

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By FRONT_ROW_
I liked it,yes Kevin Bacon and Jodie Foster go to the same church but Kevin did his thing anyway. Thie action is entertaining and there is enough character development to tear up most parents. I do...

MY FAVORITE MOVIE!!!!!!!!!!!

By xxkarmaxx
Ok i saw this movie on demand 10 minutes ago. This was an awsum movie the actionwas so cool. The story was great and once again the action was awsum. Anyone who hasint seen this movie has to see it...

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By ballack
this movie is a very good movie!!!!!i like bacon very much!!!!!!!!you must too see that!!!!!!...

AHHH IKNOWITS2012WHENIMJUSTNOWSAYINGTHISBUTOHMYGOD!!!!

By hernandezbriana14
best...movie....OF MY LIFE! i laghed i cried and i smiled and frowned and this movie just...blew me away....and plus it had one of my favorite songs in it (alright by pilot speed) the start of the...

death sentence

By cupcakelovesjoey
Unrealisitc. Bloody. It keeps you on the edge of your seat. Didn't enjoy the ending....

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Rated R | For strong bloody brutal violence and pervasive language
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Common Sense Media says Iffy for 16+ Vigilante justice turns ugly and painful. No kids.
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