Death Wish (1974)

Death Wish (1974)

Death Wish (1974)

Charles Bronson is a New York City architect who becomes a one-man vigilante squad after his wife is murdered by street punks. The tragedy sees him randomly roam New York killing would-be muggers and criminals. Based on the novel by Brian Garfield.

1974Rating: R18+93 minsUSA
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Death Wish (1974) / Reviews

Time Out

Time Out

Winner's recourse to caricature when dealing with police and thugs, and his virtually overt sympathies with the confused, violent Bronson, make for uncritical, simplistic viewing.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

It's a despicable movie, one that raises complex questions in order to offer bigoted, frivolous, oversimplified answers.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

The movie has an eerie kind of fascination, even though its message is scary.

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