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John Doe: Vigilante (2014)

R  |   |  Crime, Thriller  |  21 March 2014 (USA)
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An ordinary man fights violence the only way he knows how - by killing one criminal at a time. Hero or villain? Justice or vengeance? You decide.

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Henry Junig
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Ken Rutherford
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Alan Walker
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Some call him a hero. Some call him a villain. He's "John Doe: Vigilante" - an ordinary man who decides to take the law into his own hands. Frustrated with a failing legal system that continues to allow violent criminals to go free, John Doe begins exacting justice the only way he knows how - by killing one criminal at a time. Soon he becomes a media sensation and inspires a group of copycat vigilantes, but who is the real John Doe - a pillar of justice or a cold-blooded murderer? You decide. Written by Main Street Films

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Hero or Villain? Justice or Vengeance? You Decide.

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Crime | Thriller

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Rated R for disturbing violent content and for language | See all certifications »
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The app is based on the movie, not the other way around. See more »

Goofs

After John Doe executes the man who killed his wife and daughter in front of a camera broadcasting the situation live on the news, he stabs a note into the mans chest with the address of their location for the camera to see. The only problem with that is, the scene quickly changes back to the news broadcast which shows that the streaming camera has somehow moved itself from in front of, to behind the dead man making the page with the address observable to the broadcast. See more »

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Sam Foley: A vigilante is simply somebody who violates the law in order to punish a criminal for what they believe is right, for what they believe is justice. So what then do you call a country who sends soldiers to kill people in places like Afghanistan or Iran, Iraq, Korea, Vietnam in the name of what they believe is right, in the name of what they believe is justice. That country is a vigilante - pure and simple.
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Food for Thought
23 June 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

After reading the plot and seeing the few good actors in the movie I felt it was something I could give a shot, it might be good. Well after 90 minutes of my life I don't feel disappointed. In fact it has made me sit in silence (for a solid 15 minutes) just thinking more and more of the meaning.

It surely doesn't have the effect as say "Her", in a thought provoking sense, though it is a solid movie.

What honestly can be done to forgive someone for such heinous crimes, if you know they will commit them again? This movie asks that question and more.

Over all the movie had some shaky shots, little over the top acting conversely not enough acting, some shots were not needed and could have added a bit more background to the story in a few places but I still ended up questioning myself after. Which I always find as a good sign.

Whats a good movie without a good afterthought?


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