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Death Wish (movie)

5 Ratings: 3.8
A movie

The first film of the Death Wish series.      Loosely based upon the novel by Brian Garfield.      Soundtrack is performed by Herbie Hancock.

Genre: Action, Drama, Adventure
Release Date: July 24, 1974
MPAA Rating: R
2 reviews about Death Wish (movie)
review by . June 27, 2011
Target of Victim
To be sure, Death Wish is dated; many of its more sheltered detractors accuse it of being an exaggerated portrayal of NYC crime in the '70s. These criticisms are as precious as they are confused. While it's certainly a sensationalist and exploitive film, the crimes featured in it were quite commonplace, as were their depicted frequency.      While always capable, Charles Bronson was never a terribly nuanced actor. His straightforward, understated performance here is as …
review by . April 27, 2009
Charley Bronson portrays Paul Kersay, a mild mannered soul who's life is turned upside down when some punks ruin his happy life. After some deep soul searching, Charley comes to the conclusion that all those punks out there walking the streets need a lesson. So, after donning a beannie cap and a heavy jacket, Charley decides to give them all a taste of their own medicine. The night time is the wrong time for muggers when Charley's around.   This is the first film in what would later …
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