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
Australian distributor dumped the film in cinemas in April 2018 with little fanfare and when it came time for the home entertainment release, they issued a heavily cropped 1.78: 1 version of the film that severely compromised the original scope (2.39:1) aspect ratio. On top of that, the US and foreign DVDs/Blu-rays of the film have special features, commentary, making-of, etc., while the Australian release is completely bare bones. See more »
When the two detectives describe The Grim Reaper as a left-handed, white man with a hoodie, their chief states that there are a million suspects. However, if the population of Chicago is 2.7 million as of 2017, then the number of people who would be left-handed, white, male and of the likely age range would be closer to about 40-50 thousand. See more »
When the title is shown on screen, it is faded away by the image of "flatlining" on a medical monitor. This effect is used in the closing credits as well. See more »
The UK theatrical version was cut by 14 seconds to reduce a torture scene. This was done to earn a 15 certificate after the uncut version originally received an 18. The uncut version was later released on home media formats. See more »
Written by Chief Keef (as Keith Cozart) and Tyree Lamar Pittman
Performed by Chief Keef
Courtesy of Interscope Records
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Better Than Expected! Smart and Emotional!
Normally, I hate remakes but in this case it just works. Screw the critics and naysayers because this movie simply delivers. I can't say it delivered what I expected because it is BETTER than I expected.
As much as I like Charles Bronson as an actor and certain wild "who gives a flock" elements of his Death Wish series this incarnation has more emotion and is much smarter. Maybe that's where others might have a problem with this movie but I do not. It's not at all cheesy nor does it feature wild unbelievable action. It's a violent tale about a doctor who is pushed beyond his emotional limits and the revenge path he takes to try and deal with a fractured mental state. It's raw and somewhat believable. I even liked the cuts to modern media debating his role as a vigilante. It's a crisp revenge movie with some actual depth of character.
I even really liked the uncle character played by Vincent D'Onofrio. The way he is written makes the viewer question why exactly is he in this movie but it all works BECAUSE of those questions at the end of the day. Bruce Willis was good and, frankly, this is a better character than those of his last six movies combined.
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