A gritty crime saga which follows the lives of an elite unit of the LA County Sheriff's Dept. and the state's most successful bank robbery crew as the outlaws plan a seemingly impossible heist on the Federal Reserve Bank.
O'Shea Jackson Jr.
The drug war on the U.S.-Mexico border has escalated as the cartels have begun trafficking terrorists across the US border. To fight the war, federal agent Matt Graver re-teams with the mercurial Alejandro.
Benicio Del Toro,
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
Kersey appears to be using Propofol as a local anesthetic, and refers to it "wearing off". Besides the obvious question of why issue pain relief to someone you are going to torture, propofol renders the patient unconscious for a medical procedure and "wearing off" means the patient is regaining consciousness. They got the color, but not the pharmacological effects, correct. 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 »
In Singapore, the film was initially passed uncut with an M18 rating; due to stronger instances of violence. However the distributors were unsatisfied with this rating and then opted to re-edit the film in order to secure the more commercially friendly NC-16 rating. See more »
I'm not a big fan of remakes. I think the huge flow of remakes coming out of Hollywood these days shows a lack of creativity.
Although the general story line is pretty much the same as the original there is enough difference to keep it interesting. Willis portrayed the torment Kersey was going through well, and in this respect he played the part better than Bronson.
I'll disagree with another reviewer that the NRA will love the movie. In actuality, the portrayal of a legal gun sale bore no resemblance to real life. The anti-gun attitude of Hollywood (while at the same time glamorizing guns) was evident. it would be refreshing if the y could handle the topic honestly.
And I'll also give credit for their paying homage to the original at the end
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