Death Sentence
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 20%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Bacon, as usual, is very good even when he's slumming, and as a trashy B-movie redo of Death Wish the movie works well enough for a Saturday afternoon with a case of brewskies."
‑ Mark Bourne,
"It's terrible and it's so disappointing because I love Kevin Bacon and I love Aisha [Tyler] and you have good actors here who are trapped."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"It's a gritty, adrenaline-soaked thriller -- and if that's as deep as you care to dig, you'll be entertained. But for those who care to contemplate, it's quite a bit more."
‑ Mike Scott, Times-Picayune
"Death Sentence is a laughably bad exercise in the pornography of sadism and the American appetite which voraciously consumes it."
‑ Brandon Fibbs,
"Death Sentence tries to do two things: be a stirring family drama and a balls-out gore soaked revenge flick. It achieves only one of those goals."
‑ Steve "Uncle Creepy" Barton, Dread Central
"This graphically violent film suffers from cursorily developed characters whose primary function is to advance the creaky plot."
‑ Joshua Katzman, Chicago Reader
"The result is such a mish-mash of conflicting tones and ideas that it doesn't play well on any level."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"It's a powerful, visceral revenge flick, and Kevin Bacon does a fine acting job bringing the vigilante to life."
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"This Sentence is as grisly and violent as the trailer portends."
‑ Christian Toto, Washington Times
"Begins promisingly but ends putridly."
‑ Jeffrey Westhoff, Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
"The morality of revenge is barely at issue in a movie that pushes the plausibility of revenge right over a cliff."
‑ Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
". At both its best and worst, it feels like the missing third part of the faux retro double-bill Grindhouse."
‑ Geoff Pevere, Toronto Star
"A gritty and gripping revenge fantasy %u2026 Kevin Bacon's talent and persona to make us sit up and take notice"
‑ Urban Cinefile Critics, Urban Cinefile
"I really enjoyed what [it] had to offer with takes on morals, war, and the damage violence can do to people in its grasp..."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"...the film's schizophrenic nature eventually proves to be its downfall..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
More reviews for Death Sentence on Rotten Tomatoes

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