V For Vendetta

V For Vendetta

V For Vendetta

Graphic novel adaptation, written by the Wachowski's (The Matrix) starring a bald Natalie Portman and masked Hugo Weaving. Set in the future, in a cruel and corrupt, totalitarian Britain, where its citizens are whipped by a bullying nanny state. The nation gets an uppercut when a masked vigilante known as 'V' (Weaving), in a Guy Fawkes-like act, blows up the Old Bailey. Charismatic and skilled in combat and deception, V incites a revolution - urging the people to rise up against their oppressors.

2006133 minsUSA, Germany
ActionDramaThriller
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Reviews & comments

Review

Brilliant! Whether Alan Moore wants to admit it or not, a film maker has finally captured the true ideals of his story. I could on forever about the obvious passion poured into this film, but I'll just say this. Please please and see it, you won't regret it!

5.0
0

Review

Although it had a smidgen of 'Hollywood'/box office about it, I found this film deeply affecting. Several things stand out quite a subtle film in many ways - I'll mention 3 things - 1. Evey's incarceration struggle to find 'truth', 2. the various scenes where 'ordinary' people show that we're not just mass conformists - and we can see through rhetoric,...

4.0
0

Review

First off I will confess that I have not read the graphic novel this is based on - so I can't give anyone the skinny on how it compares. My only real association was that this was the movie Natalie Portman shaved her head for! Strictly on its own merits, I enjoyed this film. It brought together a lot of interesting disparate elements - The Matrix, Batman,...

4.0
0

Review

CLASSIC. This is the perfect time for this kind of movie to come out in and it says many daring things in very subtle ways. One advantage of being in a futuristic and somewhat comic booky environment that this film is set in, is that you can make extremely bold statements and get away with it. And thats what V for Vendetta does. Not half as action oriented...

5.0
0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Flawed, for sure, but the best Moore adap so far. The Wachowskis again craft a sinister, spine-tingling and relevant vision of the future.

0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

Mad as hell and out to rile up a politically lethargic youth audience, V for Vendetta sometimes trips on its ambitions. But who gives a damn? At least this grabber of a movie actually has ambitions.

3.0
0
Premiere Magazine

Premiere Magazine

press

A compelling, rousing and at times strangely moving entertainment.

4.0
0
LA Weekly

LA Weekly

press

Now a big-budget movie has come along to perform a wholesale act of image rehabilitation, transforming Fawkes from terrorist into one of those folk heroes whose retribution-dispensing agenda dovetails nicely with the greater od of an entire nation. He's like Robin Hood, the Scarlet Pimpernel and Jean Valjean all rolled into one...

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

This is the best Moore-to-big-screen translation yet...

4.0
0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Flawed, for sure, but the best Moore adap so far. The Wachowskis again craft a sinister, spine-tingling and relevant vision of the future.

0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

Mad as hell and out to rile up a politically lethargic youth audience, V for Vendetta sometimes trips on its ambitions. But who gives a damn? At least this grabber of a movie actually has ambitions.

3.0
0
Premiere Magazine

Premiere Magazine

press

A compelling, rousing and at times strangely moving entertainment.

4.0
0
LA Weekly

LA Weekly

press

Now a big-budget movie has come along to perform a wholesale act of image rehabilitation, transforming Fawkes from terrorist into one of those folk heroes whose retribution-dispensing agenda dovetails nicely with the greater od of an entire nation. He's like Robin Hood, the Scarlet Pimpernel and Jean Valjean all rolled into one...

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

This is the best Moore-to-big-screen translation yet...

4.0
0

Review

Brilliant! Whether Alan Moore wants to admit it or not, a film maker has finally captured the true ideals of his story. I could on forever about the obvious passion poured into this film, but I'll just say this. Please please and see it, you won't regret it!

5.0
0

Review

Although it had a smidgen of 'Hollywood'/box office about it, I found this film deeply affecting. Several things stand out quite a subtle film in many ways - I'll mention 3 things - 1. Evey's incarceration struggle to find 'truth', 2. the various scenes where 'ordinary' people show that we're not just mass conformists - and we can see through rhetoric,...

4.0
0

Review

First off I will confess that I have not read the graphic novel this is based on - so I can't give anyone the skinny on how it compares. My only real association was that this was the movie Natalie Portman shaved her head for! Strictly on its own merits, I enjoyed this film. It brought together a lot of interesting disparate elements - The Matrix, Batman,...

4.0
0

Review

CLASSIC. This is the perfect time for this kind of movie to come out in and it says many daring things in very subtle ways. One advantage of being in a futuristic and somewhat comic booky environment that this film is set in, is that you can make extremely bold statements and get away with it. And thats what V for Vendetta does. Not half as action...

5.0
0