Death Sentence
Death Sentence (2007)

Nick Hume is a mild-mannered executive with a perfect life, until one gruesome night he witnesses something that changes him forever. Transformed by grief, Hume eventually comes to the disturbing conclusion that no length is too great when… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: August 31, 2007
DVD Release Date: January 8, 2008
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Critic Score: 20% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A nonsensical plot and an absurd amount of violence make this revenge pic gratuitous and overwrought.

Mark Bourne

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.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

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.

Mike Scott

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.

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Joshua Katzman
Chicago Reader

This graphically violent film suffers from cursorily developed characters whose primary function is to advance the creaky plot.

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James Berardinelli

The result is such a mish-mash of conflicting tones and ideas that it doesn't play well on any level.

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

It's a powerful, visceral revenge flick, and Kevin Bacon does a fine acting job bringing the vigilante to life.

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

The morality of revenge is barely at issue in a movie that pushes the plausibility of revenge right over a cliff.

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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star

. At both its best and worst, it feels like the missing third part of the faux retro double-bill Grindhouse.

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Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile

A gritty and gripping revenge fantasy %u2026 Kevin Bacon's talent and persona to make us sit up and take notice

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Flixster Audience Score: 60% Flixster User Reviews
Martin Sahlin
I don't know....It was both good and bad....but I guess mostly good. John Goodman was pretty cool
familiar stranger
Same old vengeance stuff, only that it's done in a way bit too idiotic & worse this time around. So, if a mindless action flick with a plot that's… More
Edward Boxler
Death Sentence would be the worst movie of the year if it weren't for two people. The first being Kevin Bacon. He creates the character this kind of movie… More
KJ Proulx
I have a lot that I could say about this movie, but I will keep it short. This movie was bloody good fun!
Matt Goodman
Great suspenseful thriller. Pretty graphic but very entertaining. Grade: B+
Kevin Bacon, Aisha Tyler, Garrett Hedlund Nick Hume (Kevin Bacon) is a mild-mannered executive with a perfect life, until one gruesome night he witnesses… More