Death Wish 3
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Michael Winner ups the ante once again in Death Wish 3. Any pretense of Paul Kersey (Charles Bronson) having a career in architecture is completely gone. Kersey's new career appears to be as a professional vigilante, blowing away muggers, rapists and thieves off the mean streets -- or as he terms it "thinning the herd." Back in New York City, Kersey, with his usual luck, arrives just in time to find an old friend dying after a vicious beating by a multi-cultural gang of thugs. The cops arrest Kersey, but it just so happens that police chief Richard S. Shriker (Ed Lauter) is like… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 6%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Preposterously Rambo-esque."
‑ , Entertainment Weekly
"There is not a moment of credibility in the movie and the ending is sheer chaos, and anticlimactic at that. Mr. Winner runs out of imagination before Mr. Bronson runs out of ammunition."
‑ Walter Goodman, New York Times
"The direction is lackluster, and the film is padded with a number of useless scenes."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Espouses a vigilante spirit that is morally bankrupt."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Gone is the social conscience. Lots more gore though."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
"Attempts to justify the ensuing mass-murder are perfunctory."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"The action, direction and special effects are all better than the last time around, which isn't saying much."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Hasn't Bronson's vigilante shooter done enough? Evidently not."
‑ Steve Crum,
"The poor man's Dirty Harry."
‑ Alex Sandell, Juicy Cerebellum
"In short, this movie could be recommended only to the most fanatical Charles Bronson fans or for the people who are already desperate for 1980s nostalgia."
‑ Dragan Antulov,
"This is nothing more than cinematic masturbation."
‑ Mark Salisbury, Time Out
"Overblown and unrealistic yet ultimately cathartic and exciting, Death Wish 3 is still an entertaining ride."
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"The weakest and least credible entry in the a series that's more enjoyable than most would admit."
‑ Chuck O'Leary, Fantastica Daily
"The final, sorry rattle of Charles Bronson's career."
‑ Rob Vaux, Flipside Movie Emporium
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