100

San Francisco Chronicle

By Ruthe Stein
Richly satisfying entertainment the way movies are at their best, when they prod you to think.
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100

Premiere

By Glenn Kenny
A compelling, rousing and at times strangely moving entertainment.
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88

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
The explosive V for Vendetta is powered by ideas that are not computer-generated. It's something rare in Teflon Hollywood: a movie that sticks with you.
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88

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Visually exhilarating, provocative and disturbing.
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75

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
Hugo Weaving, weaving deftly beneath a fixed plastic grin and Prince Valiant wig as the mysterious avenger in V for Vendetta, both chills and amuses throughout this enjoyable - if occasionally irresponsible - comic-book thriller.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
A lot of dark, Orwellian fun.
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
As a fix of pop iconography, V for Vendetta is eyeball grabbing, even if it lacks the relentless videogame bravura that sold the Matrix films. As a movie, however, it's merely okay, with a pivotal dramatic weakness: Evey, for all the attentions of her revolutionary Svengali, remains, in essence, a bystander, and Portman, her head shaved, plays her like Joan of Arc as a tremulous Girl Scout.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

Viewers expecting a thrill ride might be disappointed. V engages in a couple of satisfying crime-fighting set pieces, but the story is more occupied with mystery and intrigue. Happily, it almost is entirely free of the hollow pomposity that marred the Wachowskis' last two "Matrix" films.
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63

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The real villain is a cowed and lazy citizenry. Meaning all of us. Disappointingly, V for Vendetta makes this point early and moves on, at some point turning as shallow as what it protests against.
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40

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
The film is beset by incoherence and implausibilities that are perplexing, given the close relationship between the Wachowskis and the director, Mr. McTeigue.
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62 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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