100 Words or Less – Death Sentence (2007)


TitleDeath Sentence

Released – 2007

Director – James Wan

Starring – Kevin Bacon, Garrett Hedlund, John Goodman

Review – After his son is viciously murdered in a gang initiation, laid-back risk analyst Nick Hume goes on a violent massacre, starting a war in the process. It might just be the grimmest film ever, tonally and aesthetically. But there is some striking cinematography and imagery. It’s a B-movie and it knows it. The scenes of vengeance are thrilling and make you feel a little dirty for enjoying it so much. There is some top-notch direction from James Wan as well, with a very skilful long take across multiple levels of a parking garage. If you can handle it, it’s exhilarating.

Death Sentence

Reviewed by Jack

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