V for Vendetta
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Based on the graphic novel by Alan Moore, V for Vendetta takes place in an alternate vision of Britain in which a corrupt and abusive totalitarian government has risen to complete power. During a threatening run in with the secret police, an unassuming young woman named Evey (Natalie Portman) is rescued by a vigilante named V (Hugo Weaving) -- a caped figure both articulate and skilled in combat. V embodies the principles of rebellion from an authoritarian state, donning a mask of vilified would-be terrorist of British history Guy Fawkes and leading a revolution sparked by assassination and… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 73%

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"Speaking of love, things go blooey instead of gooey whenever heroine and hero come close enough to touch; far from being sensual, let alone erotic, the movie proves to be not much fun at all."
‑ Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal
"Just when we were ready to give up mainstream movies as braindead,along comes the controversial and gleefully subversive V for Vendetta, a piece of corporate-sponsored art that will have audiences rooting for a bomb-throwing anarchist."
‑ Lou Lumenick, New York Post
"In its ambition to weld a political message onto a comic-book movie it falls rather pitifully between two stools."
‑ Anthony Quinn, Independent
"Daredevil in agitator garb"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"Better than the original comic. Seriously."
‑ Devin Faraci, CHUD
"This is just darkness played bright, a disposable object but hardly objectionable."
‑ Rick Groen, Globe and Mail
"Whether you're mindless or Mensa, you'll find stuff here to challenge and trouble you, the way a good piece of speculative fiction should."
‑ Richard Corliss, TIME Magazine
"In adapting Moore's sprawling narrative into a workable screenplay, the Wachowski Brothers have come up with a balance of thoughtful philosophy and all-out action that feels more natural and organic than it did in their Matrix films."
‑ Peter Sobczynski, eFilmCritic.com
"A brutally intelligent political thriller..."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"V for Vendetta is a milestone. Maybe not a big marker, but a milestone nonetheless.It is anti-establishment redux."
‑ Tony Macklin, tonymacklin.net
"The dark and stylized V for Vendetta is visually exhilarating, provocative and disturbing."
‑ Claudia Puig, USA Today
"By the movie's midpoint, the Wachowski brothers' screenplay has gotten so bogged down in back story that it takes 40 minutes for director James McTiegue to get back to the explosions that his 16-year-old target audience assumes will solve everything."
‑ Bob Mondello, NPR.org
"Alan Moore may be greatest victim of Hollywood's comic book adaptation craze."
‑ Eric Kohn, Reverse Shot
"Moore and Lloyd posed this paradigm in a Cold War era and it never came to pass. Leave it to the Wachowski Brothers to update it for the War on Terror, or rather its aftermath."
‑ Peter Keough, Boston Phoenix
"Forget the faux accent, it's the raw emotion [Portman] displays, especially in the film's latter stages, that's positively Streep-like and most captivating."
‑ Brian Marder, Hollywood.com
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