Death Sentence

Film, Drama
2 out of 5 stars

Time Out says

2 out of 5 stars
James Wan, director of the first Saw, unconvincingly enters the realm of human emotions with this Death Wish–like revenger about a family man (Bacon) reaping gang violence after he goes vigilante on the thug who randomly killed his son. Scenes of mourning are swaddled in syrupy music, a sign of insecure directing. Meanwhile, the film just wants to kick some punk ass, which it does, gorily, in an extended, catastrophic third act. Between Death Sentence and Saw’s Jigsaw killer, it’s tempting to view Wan as an especially tiresome moralist.

By: Joshua Rothkopf



Release details

Release date:
Friday August 31 2007
110 mins

Cast and crew

James Wan
Kevin Bacon
Kelly Preston
John Goodman
Aisha Tyler
Stuart Lafferty
Garrett Hedlund
Matt O'Leary
Leigh Whannell
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