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Death Sentence Review

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2.5

Dave White Profile

… it sucks, but I liked it … Read full review

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 2.0
    36

    out of 100

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    Generally unfavorable reviews
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    critic review scores.

  • 25

    out of 100

    USA Today Claudia Puig

    This film is so superficial and shifts so jarringly in tone that nothing feels authentic -- not Bacon's hard-working husband and father, nor his maniacal vengeance seeker.

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  • 25

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    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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  • 50

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Frank Scheck

    Bears more than a slight connection to the landmark of the genre, 1974's "Death Wish," starring Charles Bronson. It is based on novelist Brian Garfield's sequel to his original book, though any resemblance is tenuous at best.

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  • 63

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    Wan's movie is very efficient. Bacon, skilled pro that he is, provides the character the movie needs, just as he has in such radically different films as "Where the Truth Lies," "The Woodsman" and "Mystic River."

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