Death Wish

Death Wish

DVD - 2018
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"Dr. Paul Kersey is an experienced trauma surgeon, a man who has spent his life saving lives. After an attack on his family, Paul embarks on his own mission for justice"--From www.imdb.com.
Publisher: Beverly Hills, California : Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2018]
Copyright Date: ©2018
Branch Call Number: FIC Death
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (107 min.) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 in.
digital,optical,surround,Dolby 5.1
video file,DVD video,region 1

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franna
Oct 26, 2018

i love a good vigilante movie. this was average and entertaining at least.

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genep63
Oct 23, 2018

Death Wish a good movie but a lot of bad words .

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fvrlfellow
Oct 14, 2018

I read the positive reviews and really don't understand them. OK, the action was good. But acting was poor. I've never seen Bruce Willis this lethargic or unconvincing before. There was very little chemistry between Elisabeth Shue and Willis on screen. They were just convincing as a loving couple. More like good roommates wondering if they should keep their distance or become more intimate.

Elisabeth Shue was the most convincing of all. The others: they don't look or sound scared when they were scared, they didn't sound or look angry when they were angry, etc. If you're looking for pure action and some gory scenes, and ignore the acting, this could be a good one. If you expect some kind of convincing performance, best to look elsewhere. What ever happened to Bruce Willis. Perhaps it's time he hang up the action figure role.

Might be a good airplane movie when you're really bored and got nothing else to do.

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mikeedm
Oct 12, 2018

I too thought the original with Charles Bronson was a better movie, especially the retribution scenes.

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Angie206
Sep 24, 2018

Bruce Willis is Awesome!

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lakeland53
Sep 18, 2018

Bruce Willis plays a doctor who seeks revenge. Some of the scenes are bloody, but the film follows the style of Bruce Willis. Good watch.

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MovieLover_47
Aug 08, 2018

An overly violent revenge fantasy. It is somewhat entertaining but is not a quality film. Bruce Willis stopped being an actor a long time ago.
This is no way near being as good as the more realistic original starring Charles Bronson. Actually both versions stray from the novel. In the novel, Paul Kersey is described as an overweight, out of condition, balding man about 5 foot 7 inches. After all, what mugger would even consider going after a guy that looks like Charles Bronson or Bruce Willis. As I said a fantasy film.

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raymontez
Aug 01, 2018

should have done something else

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miyoch
Jul 12, 2018

The movie has a very standard Hollywood plot. Bruce Willis is the usual action hero. However, he does not show emotion as the character should. It is still good to watch as there are not a not of good action movie either.

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lindy919
Jul 06, 2018

Without stupid one-liners and wisecracks it is easy to see that, of all the aging action movie stars (Willis, Stallone, Schwarzeneggar, etc.), Willis is the least capable actor. He was painful to watch in this. At least we get to see the still beautiful Elizabeth Shue for half the movie.

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hopesandoval
Aug 01, 2018

Are you the ice cream man?

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jimg2000
Jun 24, 2018

People rely on the police to keep them safe. That's the problem. The police only arrive after the crime has taken place. That's like... Trapping the fox as he's comin' out of the hen house. If a man really wants to protect what's his... He has to do it for himself.
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Most of these are gang-related. Just asshole-on-asshole violence. Some banger posts some shit on social media and they retaliate with an AR-15. Last weekend, a guy shot up a party. One guy shoots 14 people, no one sees anything. They don't talk to the cops, that's why these stay open. Point is, your wife's case is different. … I mean, that's three burglars who panicked. I guarantee at least one of 'em is shittin' himself somewhere. He's got a friend who's gonna get picked up on something unrelated. He's gonna sell his buddy down the river for his own freedom. Okay? I've seen guys turn in their own mother.

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jimg2000
Jun 24, 2018

-What if I offered some kind of reward?
We'll just get flooded with false leads. Me and my partner are gonna have to waste time tracking 'em down.
-What about a private investigator?
PI's good for cheating spouses, missing persons... But murder case, they'll just take your money. They can't get involved in a police investigation. It's tampering with evidence, they could lose their license.
-So there's nothing that I can do. Is that what you're saying?
You can have faith.
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No posting on social media, and all that stuff you guys do.
-I uploaded that shxt hours ago. I'm getting hits like a motherfxcker.
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It's a slippery slope. So now everyone's just gonna take the law into their own hands, kill somebody that they think is doing something wrong.
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It's hard to escape the feeling that I failed. Failed to protect my wife. Failed to protect my daughter. Failed at the most important things a man does.

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jimg2000
Jun 24, 2018

The gun shop TV spot:
I don't shoot to kill, I shoot to stay alive. Law-abiding criminals don't exist. When seconds count, cops are minutes away. Come on down to Jolly Roger's. We've got some badass deals on our F-1 firearms. Ooh, and right now, we have a special on our tactical furniture.
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There must be a lot of paperwork, right?
-Oh. Don't even worry. We'll get you set up with your FOID application right here today. State Police send it pretty quick. And then you'll just have to take a gun safety class, but don't worry, no one ever fails. You can do that anytime within 30 days of the time period you're waiting for your city permit. And then it's just 72 hours, and you're cocked, locked, and ready to rock. Ooh, and we can set you up with a gun safe. If someone ever steals that gun, those bullets can be traced right back to you.

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jimg2000
Jun 24, 2018

762 murders, more than 3,500 shootings … There's no hope, guys. The government ain't coming for ya.
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You know? Should we be policing ourselves in our own neighborhoods... I have said we need a guy like Grim Reaper for years.
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49-year-old father of three was killed while trying to commit vigilante justice. Police believe this was a copycat of the so-called "Chicago Grim Reaper." A guy who went out, tried to fight crime, and ended up a victim himself.
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Don't you judge me!
-I'm not judging you! I'm worried about you! You... You can't do this. XXXX, you're not a cop.
Then somebody has to do it!
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Well, the good news is I'm not a suspect anymore.
- The bad news is I'm not a suspect anymore.
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Seems pretty straightforward. XXXX came back, 'cause he thought XXXX could ID him. And you defended your family like any man would.

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lakeland53
Sep 18, 2018

lakeland53 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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lakeland53
Sep 18, 2018

Violence: There are some pretty bloody scenes in the film. Hence, I put an under 10 years of age 'watch with adult' notice on this film.

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