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Exclusive: Bruce Willis returns to a broken home in Death Wish clip

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Bruce WillisPaul Kersey goes on a killing spree in Death Wish, bringing justice to the kinds of thugs who attacked his family. But before the bullets start to fly he’s a broken man, and in this exclusive clip from the movie we see Kersey returning home only to look upon the state his home was left in after his wife and daughter were rushed to the hospital. Just let the man have... Read More...
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‘Death Wish’ Review: Dir. Eli Roth (2018)

Death Wish review: This contemporary reboot of the infamous 1974 film may be the most ill-judged, clumsily-executed, and poorly-timed film of the year.

Death Wish review by Abi Silverthorne.

Death Wish review

Eli Roth, he of Hostel and The Green Inferno fame, seemed an interesting directorial choice when news broke that Brian Garfield’s nuanced literary condemnation of vigilante violence was getting a second on-screen adaptation—given that his prior films are mostly known for their gleeful, performative gore-gasms.

The plot is relatively similar to the 70’s versions: Paul Kersey is a peaceful and happily-married Chicagoan, father to a beautiful and loving daughter, and basically thriving in every way a person can be until his life is shattered by a single night of violence, as his family is attacked during a violent burglary.

Kersey finds himself widowed and grieving, doting on a daughter left in a coma from her injuries. Detectives
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Bruce Willis: A Career

Looking back on the career of Bruce Willis

On 6th April, Bruce Willis will star in the new action-packed crime drama Death Wish directed by famed horror filmmaker Eli Roth. Following an attack on his wife and daughter, Paul Kersey (Willis) dedicates himself to seeking justice for his family and also avenges other innocent victims he meets through his work as a doctor in a hospital. Set on bringing his own kind of justice to the city by whatever means necessary, the internet buzzes wondering who this hooded man is, asking “is he a hero, or is it wrong?” to take the law into your own hands.

To celebrate the release of Death Wish on 6th April, we are going to look back at some of his best movies and most iconic characters of everybody’s favourite action hero.

6) Looper

In this high concept sci-fi thriller, Willis plays the older
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Hollywood’s Best Movie Remakes

Hollywood’s Best Remakes On 6th April, Bruce Willis will star in the new action-packed crime drama Death Wish directed by famed horror filmmaker Eli Roth.

Following an attack on his wife and daughter, Paul Kersey (Willis) dedicates himself to seeking justice for his family and also avenges other innocent victims he meets through his work as a doctor in a hospital. Set on bringing his own kind of justice to the city by whatever means necessary, the internet buzzes wondering who this hooded man is, asking “is he a hero, or is it wrong?” to take the law into your own hands.

As Death Wish is a remake of a 1974 film of the same name, we are celebrating its release on 6th April by looking back at some of the best remakes to have graced the big screen.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

When the Us remake of
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A History of Violence: Eli Roth, John Wick, and the Morality of “Gun Porn”

A History of Violence: Eli Roth, John Wick, and the Morality of “Gun Porn”
Eli Roth remade Death Wish, and it arrived on life support in theaters this month. To be fair, Roth’s take on Paul Kersey’s vigilante rampage – which traded in a deceased Charles Bronson for a comatose Bruce Willis – reportedly only cost $30 million and recouped nearly half of that in its third-place bow. If […]

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The Uneasy Evolution of the "Death Wish" Series

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Paul Kersey never set out to be a hero. Following his 1974 debut, in the successful though explosively provocative first film of the Death Wish series, and after a string of four widely-lambasted sequels and an even more derided remake, many think he never should have been. As played by Charles Bronson across the five preliminary features, and by Bruce Willis in the newest incarnation, this character, an initially middling and mild-mannered architect (surgeon in the remake), is routinely, mostly unwittingly, thrust into a world of incessant, brutal violence. His quest for revenge is at first a primal and fathomable reaction to an assault on his wife and daughter (the former dies as a result, the latter is left in a catatonic/comatose state), but growing ever more convoluted and pitiless, his subsequent forays into vigilante justice attain varying degrees of clichéd, cartoonish excess. No longer was his target an almost
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Here’s The UK Trailer For That ‘Death Wish’ Remake With Bruce Willis

The critics across the pond haven’t been too kind to Eli Roth‘s remake of Death Wish when it was released at the tail end of last week, but as always, we’ll reserve judgement until it is played before our own eyes. Anyhow, we have the full UK trailer for the Bruce Willis led movie for you. Watch the Death Wish UK trailer below.

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Dr. Paul Kersey (Bruce Willis) is a surgeon who only sees the aftermath of his city’s violence when he is confronted with it in his ER -that is until his wife (Elisabeth Shue) and daughter (Camila Morrone) are viciously attacked in their suburban home.

With the police overloaded with crimes, Paul, burning for revenge, hunts his family’s assailants to deliver justice. As the anonymous slayings of criminals grab the media’s attention, the city
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'Death Wish' Review: Bruce Willis Dishes Out Torture-Porn Revenge in Weak Remake

Part peerless Horror City time capsule and part urban-paranoia Op-Ed, the original 1974 Death Wish dropped its pacifist everyguy into Middle America's nightmare version of rotten-Big-Apple New York – muggers, rapists and minorities, oh my! – then asked audiences: What would you do if your loved ones were attacked by modern-day savages? The answer: Be a man, pick up a gun and become the apex predator of the concrete jungle. To say that its frontier-justice ideology was reactionary would be putting it mildly; the movie did everything but grab viewers by the lapels.
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Film Review: Vigilante Overkill Defines Ultra-Violent ‘Death Wish’

Chicago – Man, talk about bad timing. With the Stoneman Douglas shootings still making news, America will now entertain itself with a vigilante doctor shooting anything he sees? Yeesh. Bruce Willis is game in the watchable-but-ultra-violent “Death Wish.”

Rating: 3.0/5.0

The preview audience I saw it with was obviously itching for some revenge lust, because each of Willis’s quality kills were applauded like a home run. There are plenty of shootings, open wounds, head shots and brain splatterings… the fake blood budget probably equaled Bruce’s paycheck. This is ultimate fantasy, the type that NRA arguments against gun control rely on – that the “good guy” with a gun can overcome all evil others who possess that same weapons. I got news for you, only the movies can get away with it, and “Death Wish” should really be a reminder that ordinary folks with arsenals can snap like a twig at any moment.
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Movie Review: Death Wish

Death Wish gets a lot of things wrong, but its biggest offense is being incredibly tone-deaf. The film was pushed back from its originally scheduled November 2017 release date to March 2018 (rumors were that MGM wanted some space from the Las Vegas shooting). That was the right thing to do, but the studio should have pushed it back again after the recent events in Parkland, Florida. This movie simply is not entertainment, and unfortunately is not any sort of escapism either. Movies are supposed to be places where we go to escape from our everyday lives. It is okay for a movie to borrow ideas from the headlines, but when it is done in this way about such a controversial topic, that’s when you should reevaluate its release date—again. Some people might be able to separate the real world from this movie, and even though I personally was unable to do so,
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Death Wish Review

Eli Roth’s Death Wish remake is a “What were they thinking?” shoot-em-up baffler from start to finish. Irresponsibly tone deaf, maverick in its thematic ignorance and pornographic in its fetishistic gun obsession. There’s never a point where vi-o-lent vigilante justice might *not* be the answer, always gruesomely inflicted with Rothian levels of fatal body trauma. For a movie that opens with media chatter about how Chicago’s criminal epidemic has reached near-dystopian levels, there’s a shocking lack of responsible messaging under peeled layers of flesh. No matter how much you might want to separate your politics from movies, Death Wish refuses to let you. It’s a dumbfounding example of the exact kind of weapons normalization we *do-f#&king-not* need in mainstream pop culture right now.

Bruce Willis is Roth’s Charles Bronson, playing the “Lake Shore Drive” lookin’ surgeon Dr. Paul Kersey. He’s a loving
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Film Review: Bruce Willis in ‘Death Wish’

Film Review: Bruce Willis in ‘Death Wish’
In “Death Wish,” Eli Roth’s blunt-witted, pop-reactionary, crudely watchable and reprehensible remake of the 1974 Charles Bronson thriller, Bruce Willis, as a Chicago surgeon-turned-vigilante, walks up to a drug dealer who he’s learned was guilty of wounding and terrorizing a young boy. The dealer, known as the Ice Cream Man, is slumped in his chair, surrounded by thug bodyguards. He barely has enough time to take out his gun and say who the f— are you before Willis announces, “I’m your last customer,” and pumps half a dozen bullets into him. No muss, no fuss.

The scene, by all rights, ought to be a nasty bit of business: a middle-aged white avenger in a hoodie, popping out of nowhere to blow a black drug dealer away. But that “last customer” line plays like an old Schwarzenegger kiss-off, and the lawless killing is followed by equal-time commentary from black
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Death Wish review – Bruce Willis stacks up corpses in gutless remake

Eli Roth’s bloodthirsty take on Michael Winner’s 1974 thriller is a banal misfire that goes too far too soon and has arrived at a particularly inopportune time in the Us

Death Wish is a fantasy about a 62-year-old bald man who can flip up his hoodie and suddenly become cool. By day, Paul Kersey (a somnambulant Bruce Willis) is a respected trauma surgeon. At night, the grieving widower is a vigilante dubbed the Grim Reaper. In a showy diptych, we see the two weapons of his trade: scalpels on top, bullets on bottom, a contradiction that ultimately means nothing to the script. The film, too, is simply focused on the power of tools. The zip-up sweatshirt lets Paul strut into the hippest Chicago clubs without anyone offering him a Metamucil. And his gun gives him confidence. Director Eli Roth spares us a hottie giving Paul a come-hither pucker. Instead,
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‘Death Wish’ Review: A Catatonic Bruce Willis Stars in Eli Roth’s Dangerously Entertaining Commercial for the NRA

‘Death Wish’ Review: A Catatonic Bruce Willis Stars in Eli Roth’s Dangerously Entertaining Commercial for the NRA
2018 is turning out to be a truly inclusive year for on-screen representation. “Black Panther” invited African-American audiences to see themselves in a massive superhero movie that wasn’t about their own oppression, “A Fantastic Woman” gave transgender women the chance to see themselves in an acclaimed film that wasn’t terribly retrograde, and now Eli Roth’s dangerously enjoyable “Death Wish” gives right-wing lunatics the opportunity to see themselves in a fascist fairy tale that wasn’t directed by Dinesh D’Souza. To each their own cinema.

Set in an alternate-reality Chicago where the police are so overwhelmed by inner-city crime that they can’t spare the resources required to solve the murder of an affluent white woman, this contemporary riff on Charles Bronson’s vigilante classic is a pulpy reaffirmation of the idea that a good guy with a gun is the only thing capable of stopping a bad guy with a gun.
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Death Wish Remake Review: Bruce Willis Serves Cold, Bloody Leftovers

Death Wish Remake Review: Bruce Willis Serves Cold, Bloody Leftovers
Eli Roth's remake of the classic vigilante film Death Wish is surprising in several ways. The film is graphically violent, but thankfully devoid of the horrific rape scenes that made the original series so jarring. The script by Joe Carnahan (The A-Team,The Grey) takes a critical view of the gun crimes epidemic sweeping the nation. The update of the setting to Chicago is the perfect environment to address the scourge. The problem is that Roth and Carnahan bring up the issue, but they don't make any effort to answer it. The result is that Death Wish languishes. Eli Roth has delivered something that is really no different than a standard, bloody action flick. Some parts are devastating, others funny, but the overall film lacks the punch of the original.

Bruce Willis stars as Paul Kersey, a wealthy Chicago surgeon with an idyllic life. He has a beautiful wife
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Two new clips from Eli Roth’s ‘Death Wish’

Released toadym here’s two new clips from the MGM/Paramount remake of Death Wish, which stars Bruce Willis in the role of Paul Kersey – originally made famous by Charles Bronson – alongside Vincent D’Onofrio, Kimberly Elise, Mike Epps, and Elisabeth Shue.

Directed by Eli Roth (Knock Knock, Hostel) from a screenplay by Joe Carnahan, the film follows Paul Kersey (Willis) whose life is destroyed by a violent crime against his wife and daughter. Frustrated the bad guys were not brought to justice for the violence and degradation the thugs inflicted on his family, he starts hunting for the perpetrators himself.

Dr. Paul Kersey (Bruce Willis) is a surgeon who only sees the aftermath of Chicago violence when it is rushed into his ER – until his wife (Elisabeth Shue) and college-age daughter (Camila Morrone) are viciously attacked in their suburban home. With the police overloaded with crimes, Paul, burning for revenge,
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‘Black Panther’ to Continue Box Office Reign as ‘Red Sparrow,’ ‘Death Wish’ Debut

‘Black Panther’ to Continue Box Office Reign as ‘Red Sparrow,’ ‘Death Wish’ Debut
Disney-Marvel’s “Black Panther” is heading for as much as $75 million at 4,020 North American locations to dominate the box office again in its third weekend, the latest forecasts showed Tuesday.

If the estimates hold, the third weekend of “Black Panther” could be the second- or third-best of all time. That list is headed by “The Force Awakens” at $90.2 million, followed by “Avatar” at $68.5 million, and “The Avengers” at $55.6 million.

Black Panther” took in $8.1 million on Monday, lifting its domestic total to a sensational $411.7 million after only 11 days. It is already the 22nd-highest domestic grosser of all time, and it could become one of only 10 movies to cross the $500 million mark by the end of the upcoming weekend. Its international gross on Monday was $10.9 million, lifting that total to $316.2 million.

Two new R-rated thrillers are opening this weekend — Fox’s Jennifer Lawrence spy saga “Red Sparrow” and MGM’s re-imagined “Death Wish.” Recent tracking
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Bruce Is Back In These Retro ‘Death Wish’ Posters

Vertigo Releasing has released a couple of cool movie posters for Eli Roth’s re-imagining of the iconic 1974 revenge-thriller Death Wish.

Dr Paul Kersey (Bruce Willis) is a surgeon who only sees the aftermath of his city’s violence when he is confronted with it in his ER -that is until his wife (Elisabeth Shue) and daughter (Camila Morrone) are viciously attacked in their suburban home.

With the police overloaded with crimes, Paul, burning for revenge, hunts his family’s assailants to deliver justice. As the anonymous slayings of criminals grabs the media’s attention, the city wonders if this deadly avenger is a guardian angel or a grim reaper.

Bruce Willis is at his best in the role of the ultimate hero Paul Kersey. Also starring Vincent D’Onofrio, Dean Norris and Kimberly Elise, Death Wish is a stark and unflinching look at the American psyche in 2018, adapted from
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Bruce is Back in two new grindhouse-style posters for Death Wish

We’ve already seen a grindhouse style trailer for Death Wish [watch it here], and now we have two new retro posters for Eli Roth’s upcoming remake of the 1974 revenge thriller featuring Bruce Willis; take a look below…

See Also: Watch the first clip from Eli Roth’s Death Wish starring Bruce Willis

Dr. Paul Kersey (Bruce Willis) is a surgeon who only sees the aftermath of Chicago violence when it is rushed into his ER – until his wife (Elisabeth Shue) and college-age daughter (Camila Morrone) are viciously attacked in their suburban home. With the police overloaded with crimes, Paul, burning for revenge, hunts his family’s assailants to deliver justice. As the anonymous slayings of criminals grabs the media’s attention, the city wonders if this deadly vigilante is a guardian angel or a grim reaper. Fury and fate collide in the intense, action-thriller Death Wish.

Death Wish is set for release on March 2nd,
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Updated: ‘Death Wish’ gets 2 “grindhouse” style posters!

Check out this brand new “Grindhouse/Retro” poster (to accompany the previous grindhouse trailer) for the MGM/Paramount remake of Death Wish, which stars Bruce Willis in the role of Paul Kersey – originally made famous by Charles Bronson – alongside Vincent D’Onofrio, Kimberly Elise, Mike Epps, and Elisabeth Shue.

Directed by Eli Roth (Knock Knock, Hostel) from a screenplay by Joe Carnahan, the film follows Paul Kersey (Willis) whose life is destroyed by a violent crime against his wife and daughter. Frustrated the bad guys were not brought to justice for the violence and degradation the thugs inflicted on his family, he starts hunting for the perpetrators himself.

Dr. Paul Kersey (Bruce Willis) is a surgeon who only sees the aftermath of Chicago violence when it is rushed into his ER – until his wife (Elisabeth Shue) and college-age daughter (Camila Morrone) are viciously attacked in their suburban home. With the police overloaded with crimes,
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