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However one critic hailed the thriller as "riveting, unsettling, important, and poignant."
Main Street Films launched the film starring Battlestar Galactica.s Jamie Bamber as John Doe, a self-styled vigilante who is on trial for 33 murders, on 20 screens in California, Colorado and Arizona.
The screenplay by Stephen M. Coates follows a vigilante group called Speak for the Dead which supports Doe.s cause while he.s in prison, igniting a debate about justice versus vengeance. Lachy Hulme (Offspring, Power Games: The Packer-Murdoch Story, The Matrix Revolutions) plays a reporter who is trying to uncover the true story about Doe..
- Don Groves
The line between delivering justice and committing a criminal act can be a thin one in the eyes on the law, and tenuous bond between the two is the focus of the upcoming crime thriller "John Doe: Vigilante." Starring Jamie Bamber, Lachy Hulme, Gary Abrahams, Sam Parsonson and more, and directed by Kelly Dolen, the film follows the titular John Doe who, tired of a system that is unable to deal with violent crimes, takes matters into his own hands, becomes a media sensation and inspires others to do the same in copycat acts. But the question remains: is he a hero or villain? And this exclusive clip we see John Doe attempting to rationalize his violent acts. "John Doe: Vigilante" opens on Friday, March 21st. Watch below. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Main Street Films’ suspense thriller John Doe: Vigilante opens on March 21, 2014 in select cities. The controversial film addresses the themes of justice, vengeance and a failing legal system and begs the question, “is violence ever justified?” The film stars Jamie Bamber (Battlestar Galactica) as a man who takes the law into his own hands after becoming frustrated with a failing legal system. During test screenings the film received positive reviews with one audience member calling it, “riveting and very compelling.” Additionally, Bamber has spoken out about the film’s controversial subject matter calling it a “social commentary about what’s right and wrong.”
“When 67% of former prisoners are rearrested within three years of their release you know there’s something wrong with the legal system,” said Kelly Dolen, director. “John Doe: Vigilante is intended to create a debate and put a mirror up to society. We aren’t glamorizing violence, »
The screenplay by Stephen M. Coates follows a vigilante group called Speak for the Dead which supports Doe.s cause while he.s in prison, igniting a debate about justice versus vengeance.
.John Doe: Vigilante is intended to create a debate and put a mirror up to society,. said Dolen. .We aren.t glamorising violence, but posing the question.is violence ever really justified? Who decides what is right and what is wrong? »
- Don Groves
4 items from 2014
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