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Death Wish (15)

Action, Crime, Drama

Dr. Paul Kersey is an experienced trauma surgeon, a man who has spent his life saving lives. After an attack on his family, Paul embarks on his own mission for justice.

The critical consensus

With his star in taciturn mode, Roth does manage to capture the uncomfortable nature of Winner's original – minus the horrific sexual violence, thankfully. But, unless you're a gun nut, this will make you feel very queasy.

**(*)(*)(*)James Mottram, The List, 02/04/2018

The storytelling is on a similar level to that of a shoot ‘em up video game. Winner’s original film seemed nuanced and sophisticated by comparison.

**(*)(*)(*)Geoffrey Macnab, The Independent, 03/04/2018

Eli Roth updates Michael Winner’s gory vigilante thriller in an unwholesome celebration of American gun culture.

**(*)(*)(*)Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian, 05/04/2018

Sadly, Donald Trump hasn’t quite found his Leni Riefenstahl: this is a film too embarrassed to be what it is. And shorn of capes and costumes, vigilantism is pretty ugly. Though Roth’s gift for the gruesome gives it a small voyeuristic appeal.

**(*)(*)(*)Andrew Lowery, Empire Online, 08/04/2018

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