Fighting Back (Death Vengeance)
Fighting Back (Death Vengeance) (1982)

Urban vigilantes are the focus of this drama. The story centers are three people, the white man that started the vigilante group, the black co-leader who begins to worry that the group's mission may have racist undertones, and the cop… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: February 26, 1992
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Critic Score: 20% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Gary Arnold
Washington Post

A good deal of acting talent is wasted on negligible or disreputable material in Fighting Back.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

A muddled narrative undercuts this overly ambitious film's attempt to explore urban vigilantism, and diffuses any insights the film might have offered.

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Richard F. Shepard
New York Times

Although the message does not get delivered with crystal clarity, the movie is fast-moving, attention-holding and even thoughtprovoking.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Ambitious but heavily flawed urban thriller.

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Paul Taylor
Time Out

There's political conscience somewhere in the script which places its hero as a blood-lust racist and an opportunist politico, but it's all too easily drowned by the crowd-pleaser set pieces of 'righteous' revenge.

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Flixster Audience Score: 40% Flixster User Reviews
Steve K
Effective, if a bit silly. Skerritt is earnest, though never quite Italian.