Death Sentence

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Nick Hume (Kevin Bacon) is a loving father with a perfect life, until one gruesome night he witnesses something that changes him forever. Transformed by grief, Hume eventually comes to the disturbing conclusion that no length is too great when protecting his family.


Studio Foxvideo
SKU 206230016
UPC 024543491873
UPC 14 00024543491873
Format DVD
Release Date 6/16/2009
Rating Rating
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  2.35:1
Name Bacon,Kevin
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Cast & Crew
Aisha Tyler - Actor
Andrew Sugerman - Executive Producer
Brian Garfield - Based On Novel By
Charlie Clouser - Original Music By
Garrett Hedlund - Actor
Howard Baldwin - Producer
Ian Jeffers - Screenplay
James Wan - Director
John Goodman - Actor
John R. Leonetti - Cinematographer
Jordan Garrett - Actor
Julie Berghoff - Production Designer
Kelly Preston - Actor
Kevin Bacon - Actor
Leigh Whannell - Actor
Michael N. Knue - Editor
Rosa Palomo - Art Director
Stuart Lafferty - Actor
Review Thirty-three years ago, Charles Bronson made violent revenge fashionable when he took to the streets of New York to avenge a horrible crime in Death Wish, a thriller based on a Brian Garfield novel. It is back to those bad old ways with Death Sentence, also based on one of Garfield's books and directed by Saw's James Wan. Starring Kevin Bacon as a suburban white-collar dad pushed past the limits of reason, it is taut, visceral, and unapologetic in its brutality. It is an ugly movie, but then it has an ugly story to tell...Wan and screenwriter Ian Mackenzie Jeffers aim to evoke that horror of random violence visited on undeserving people. The film is well cast; Preston and the two young actors playing the Hume sons are likeable, while Goodman, Hedlund, and the other gangsters are appropriately despicable. As the drama's rattled, desperate, and increasingly merciless center, Bacon is excellent, vulnerable and scary at the same time. Logically, the story does not completely hold water (in fact, if the movie were a boat, it would sink), but Wan keeps the action moving and the suspense percolating, so that the gaps hardly matter. In living up to its title, Death Sentence is not exactly a fun time at the movies, but it is riveting.
Reviewer Pam Grady
ReviewRating 8
DVD, Unrated, Widescreen, English, French, Spanish, Subtitled, Sensormatic
Product Attributes
Actor Bacon,Kevin
Label Fox Home Entertainment
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Quotes Violent, vicious...very effective.
Justin Chang, Variety Well-made, often intensely gripping genre piece.

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