Keswick Film Festival

Saturday 12th April 5:30 PM - Theatre By The Lake

Death Wish

Director: Michael Winner Country: UK
Cert: 18 Year: 1974 Length: 93 mins
2008 Festival
Death Wish

Audience Reaction

Score: 61.67% Attendance: 34


  • More details on this film at the Internet Movie Database

Love it or loathe it, the first Death Wish was a stylish, genre-defining movie. A bleeding-heart liberal architect turns vigilante when a client renews his long-festering interest in guns, and his wife and daughter are sexually assaulted and killed. The film turned Charles Bronson from a character actor into a major star; his fans believe this is Bronson's best solo turn, before the later movies in the franchise concentrated on the violence, rather than on the ambiguities of a deranged New Yorker taking the law into his own hands. Nevertheless, there is violence a-plenty. This is the movie Sly Stallone wants to remake for today: watch out. (Or at least enjoy the brilliant Oscar-nominated score by Herbie Hancock)

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