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: March 17, 2006
DVD 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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Zadie Smith
Daily Telegraph (UK)

In the face of this film something adolescent in me surged to the surface and I mean that as a great compliment: adolescence is a state I hold in high regard.

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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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Joel Siegel
Good Morning America

V for Vendetta, based on a graphic novel, is sabotaged by its second half, which is more like V for vacuous. By the end, it's 1984 meets The Phantom of the Opera.

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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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Victoria Segal
New Statesman

By leaping into fantasy and heading for its own version of a happy ending with all guns blazing, however, it blows the competition - not to mention the Houses of Parliament - out of the water.

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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
Jens S.
One of the best movies of 2006. Smart, with a lot of things to say about the current state of the world. It has great dialogues, a good cast, decent action and… More
Dean King
A strange film very different to anything else. Good SFX but overall little action in this, rebel against the big bro government of the future film.
Coxxie Mild Sauce
oh god
Alice Shen
In 2005, I was blissfully enthralled by Natalie Portman in her follicular heyday, so I didn't quite appreciate the philosophical core of this visually and… More
MisterYoda ?
four stars...