V for Vendetta
V for Vendetta (2006)

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,… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: August 1, 2006
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Critic Score: 73% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Visually stunning and thought-provoking, V For Vendetta's political pronouncements may rile some, but its story and impressive set pieces will nevertheless entertain.

Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal

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.

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Lou Lumenick
New York Post

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.

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Anthony Quinn

In its ambition to weld a political message onto a comic-book movie it falls rather pitifully between two stools.

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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

This is just darkness played bright, a disposable object but hardly objectionable.

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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine

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.

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Peter Sobczynski

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.

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Claudia Puig
USA Today

The dark and stylized V for Vendetta is visually exhilarating, provocative and disturbing.

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Bob Mondello

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.

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Eric Kohn
Reverse Shot

Alan Moore may be greatest victim of Hollywood's comic book adaptation craze.

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Flixster Audience Score: 90% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
Hugo Weaving and Natalie Portman both shine in this awesome adaption of a Moores comic series. Spectacular movie in my opinion. After another recent viewing I… More
Dan Schultz
An absolute triumph of a political thriller concerning a young woman (Natalie Portman) who gets wrapped up in a plot to overthrow a corrupt, authoritarian… More
Coxxie Mild Sauce
oh god
Phil Hubbs
There's a definite Guy Fawkes motive running through this film isn't there, didn't notice at first (yes I'm being sarcastic). kind of a… More
MisterYoda ?
four stars...
Kase Vollebregt
'V for Vendetta' is an exciting, visceral film that easily entices its audience. The direction of the script is not original, but the film's mood… More