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Death Sentence

HD   R Closed Captioning

James Wan

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About the Movie

Part vigilante drama and part psychological thriller, the James Wan-directed Death Sentence stars Kevin Bacon as Nick Hume, a deceptively passive exec whose wife and children are attacked in a sadistic, gang-related hazing rite, and his oldest son killed. Hell-bent on cold-blooded vengeance, Hume pulls a Bronson by tagging each of the perpetrators, then tracking down and rubbing out each one, with the help of formidable, blue-steel artillery. Aisha Tyler co-stars as the homicide detective who first agrees to assist Hume in his mission, then begins to edge up to the conclusion that the unstable father himself might be responsible for the nasty crimes against his family. Kelly Preston co-stars as Bacon's wife, Helen Hume; the cast also features John Goodman (The Big Lebowski), Leigh Whannell (Saw), and Matt O'Leary. Ian Jeffers loosely adapted Brian Garfield's popular 1975 novel.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 113
  • Fresh: 23
  • Rotten: 90
  • Average Rating: 4.1/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: The morality of revenge is barely at issue in a movie that pushes the plausibility of revenge right over a cliff. – Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly, Jul 7, 2010

Rotten: Is the movie trying to show how bloodlust and revenge can destroy a person? If so, it simultaneously revels in violence. Trying to have it both ways diminishes the entire undertaking, rendering it despicably hypocritical. – Claudia Puig, USA Today, Sep 1, 2007

Rotten: Blunt, bloody and far too busy with its sledgehammer plot and mighty gunplay to waste time on the main character's inner life, Death Sentence is a baseline entertainment. – Steven Winn, San Francisco Chronicle, Sep 1, 2007

Rotten: Bacon's performance in Saw creator James Wan's laughably extreme revenge thriller Death Sentence is six degrees of ham. – Jack Mathews, New York Daily News, Sep 1, 2007

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Customer Reviews

Best movie ever

This is one of the best action/thrillers that I have ever scene. I highly recomend it. And if you ever find the soundtrack, let me know!!!


awsome movie


THIS IS THE BEST ACTION SHOOT EM' UP MOVIE OUT THERE! only one problem. Where is the soundtrack on itunes? I mean C'mon with a movie this awesome and with a soundtrack to this movie this awesome you gotta have it on itunes. :|

Death Sentence
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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Thriller
  • Released: 2007

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