Dr. Paul Kersey (Bruce Willis) is a surgeon who only sees the aftermath of his city's violence as it's 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 for 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. Fury and fate collide in the intense action-thriller Death Wish.Written by
After the script lay dormant for three years, it was announced in March of 2016 that Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado, most noted for their film "Big Bad Wolves," had been hired to direct after gaining the approval of star Bruce Willis following their 2013 hit. However, after three months, the duo announced they were leaving the project, after MGM refused to allow them additional rewrites for the film. See more »
The detectives recover Kersey's college ring. They visit him in the office and show him the ring. First, this ring would have been inventoried on scene. Second, even if they did bring him the ring, why didn't Kersey ask for it back? In fact, he doesn't even ask about the process of having the ring returned to him. See more »
The film's copyright date in the credits is 2017 rather than 2018. See more »
The US version removes some dialogue about F-1 firearms in the gun shop scene. It also removes a line in the conclusion, saying Chicago's crime rate has dropped for the first time in a year. These are present in non-US releases. See more »
Good action film, just don't take it too seriously
Entertaining, witty, and aggressive; just what the Dr. ordered. Bruce Willis's performance does leave a bit to be desired, at times a bit too monotone in scenes where you wouldn't expect it and not always believable, but he still brings some of his typical charm. Hats off to Director Eli Roth who "saved the day" in my book when it came to some of those lesser moments. There were some glaring issues with the forensics aspect of the story and such that bothered me a bit, but, the movie was entertaining enough to let it go. Overall, sort of a mix between Die Hard and what a sequel to Unbreakable could have been. If you are looking for a bang-bang no-nonsense shoot 'em up, you might be a bit disappointed. If you want an action movie with a dose of comedy (and perhaps secretly tells what many anti-gun liberals are really feeling on the inside), then this it. Now, how about that Unbreakable sequel, someone?
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