Deathwish 4 is a film that is neither bad nor good. From Canon Globus, usually a sign of a decent action flick, it is undemanding fare as Charles Bronson's Paul Kersey is once more compelled to lay down his architect's drawing instruments and pick up a variety of increasingly powerful weaponry on a mission to clear the streets of crime. It does just what it needs to, delivering explosions, shoot outs and fisticuffs on a regular basis, keeping the viewer entertained while never actually engaging the brain. It leaves behind all the ethical questions of the first film in the series, and tries to justify Kersey's actions with a look at the effects of drugs crime. But in short order this attempt at moral justification is abandoned as Kersey goes off on a one man crusade of destruction on the drug gangs that infest his city, and the film turns into a satisfying shoot-em-up. Bronson was still an imposing presence on screen, looking pretty good for his years. It is his presence and laconic tones that carry the film. Lee J. Thompson's direction is a bit pedestrian and unimaginative at times, and it is hard to believe that this is the same man who directed `Guns Of Navarone'. There's little originality here, either in script, plot, direction or acting, but it holds together OK and delivers just what you expect. It's not bad, but it isn't anything amazing either. 3 stars.