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4.0 out of 5 stars SLOW JUSTICE IS BETTER THAN NO JUSTICE,
Jimmy Vickers (Danny Ryer) returns to London and discovers his parents have been murdered by a gang. Jimmy was in special ops in Afghanistan and he vows revenge. He is given a lead by Griff (Michael Ryan) a friend on the police force. He goes Charles Bronson on the gang with his Rambo training, making each kill slow and painful.

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3.0 out of 5 stars If Charles Bronson was a cockney...
Bless Danny Dyer – he tries his best. After a string of box office flops which make his good films like ‘The Football Factory’ and ‘The Business’ seem like they were set in some weird, parallel reality, he’s going for a tried and tested formula – namely the ‘revenge’ film.

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3.0 out of 5 stars If Charles Bronson was a cockney..., 31 May 2014
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Albatross "Never argue with idiots" (Suburbia) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Vendetta [DVD] (DVD)
Bless Danny Dyer – he tries his best. After a string of box office flops which make his good films like ‘The Football Factory’ and ‘The Business’ seem like they were set in some weird, parallel reality, he’s going for a tried and tested formula – namely the ‘revenge’ film.

Danny’s his usual cockney self. Only this time he’s an ex marine returning home from jail (I did briefly recall why he was locked up, but it doesn’t really matter) to find a gang of local hooligans have only gone and roasted his mum and dad alive. And, to make matters worse, the police seem powerless to arrest anyone. Therefore, Danny must take matters into his own hands (or ‘ands as he would call them) and deliver his own unique brand of justice.

Unfortunately, watching unlikeable characters getting brutally murdered may be mildly entertaining (as we’ve all see some little thugs defacing a bus stop and wished extreme punishment upon them), but it’s hardly unique any more. Ever since Charles Bronson took the law into his own hands there have been countless imitations. Some work okay, others don’t. But they all have the same message – namely about how the law doesn’t always work and sometimes you have to root for the ‘antihero’ to get the job done himself. Recently, Michael Caine released ‘Harry Brown’ and Jodie Foster did ‘The Brave One’ a few years before that. Both were equally unoriginal, but at least they had more of a budget than Vendetta.

It’s an okay enough film, but it just doesn’t really have anything new contained within. Danny Dyer does his best (as he normally does) to portray a tortured soul, living on the outskirts of society, but, unfortunately, he doesn’t quite pull it off. There’s a sub-plot about the various police officers assigned to the case (and the area in general), but many of them come across as too uncaring and inept to be believable.

If you’re a die-hard Dyer fan, you’ll probably enjoy this more. However, if you’re just a casual fan of revenge movies, you’ll have probably seen better than this. It may not be Dyer’s finest work, or up to The Football Factory or The Business, but at least it’s a step in the right direction.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Would not say I enjoyed, was disturbing, and the acting was a bit sluggish at times., 29 Sept. 2014
This review is from: Vendetta (Blu-ray)
This is an extremely violent film, wasn't aware, but be prepared for horrible scenes.
I was actually so disturbed by the violence was gonna turn off.
Just the fact how people out in the real world can become like this is disturbing alone.
And the acts of violence that can be Inflicted on people and to them it's like normal.
Yeh it's a film, but it does bring home that in the current times its not so far fetched and thats what frightened me.
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4.0 out of 5 stars SLOW JUSTICE IS BETTER THAN NO JUSTICE,, 12 Jan. 2014
This review is from: Vendetta [DVD] (DVD)
Jimmy Vickers (Danny Ryer) returns to London and discovers his parents have been murdered by a gang. Jimmy was in special ops in Afghanistan and he vows revenge. He is given a lead by Griff (Michael Ryan) a friend on the police force. He goes Charles Bronson on the gang with his Rambo training, making each kill slow and painful.

The film leads things open for sequels. The movie is straight forward without much in the way of twists or surprises, following a standard successful formula set forth in the "Death Wish" series. Fans of "Death Wish" will find enjoyment in this film.

Parental Guide: F-bomb, sex, nudity
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1.0 out of 5 stars Best to smile, Vendetta is vile, 4 Mar. 2015
This review is from: Vendetta [DVD] (DVD)
Vendetta was greeted in some quarters as proof that an older, more battle-hardened Danny Dyer was now moving towards some kind of maturity, so much more focused and um...charismatic. Look at the cool and resolute way his Jimmy Vickers despatches enemies, setting them ablaze, feeding them cement, injecting poison. Don't believe it, this is shockingly bad, even by Dyer's standards. Back from a stint in Afghanistan as indispensable Special Ops hardman and a prize Crown property, Vickers finds Mum and Dad have been burned alive. That's a downer. The cops have no leads and potential witnesses don't want to get barbecued. A friendly, but nervous copper tips him off on how to catch the perpetrators and off he goes through a series of laughably awful set-piece slayings while getting it back together with his missus (NB nor Danny's real-life fiancee). Vincent Regan, as always quiet but deadly, helps save Vickers from lily-livered police opportunists. Dialogue is epic. "There was a time I would have bled to keep the red in the Union Jack.", says Vickers, with feeling. "Them days are long gone." For laughs, go straight to the Extras where director and producer are under the illusion they have made a half-decent film and (God help us) an homage to Michael Winner's dire Death Wish series. So...Dyer becomes Bronson? The man himself proclaims exultantly: "this is the sh** I am born to do." You don't say. I believe e sequel is in the offing.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Dyer = Segal, 11 Sept. 2014
This review is from: Vendetta (Blu-ray)
I'm surprised this rates so consistently highly. It's a well-worn script which has been churned out many times in different guises. the acting is generally indifferent and even worse, Danny Dyer is in danger of becoming Britain's Steven Segal ...... oh for the days of Football Factory and his earlier movies.

At the end of the day it's watchable but not worth going our of your way for
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3.0 out of 5 stars Danny..Dire...Correct spelling !, 5 Jan. 2015
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This review is from: Vendetta (Amazon Instant Video)
Watched under duress .The Missus likes Danny Dyer in Eastenders. It appears on my account.
Reasonable, watchable,..if you can get past the trademark Danny Dyer facial expression. I think he only knows one !.

An SAS Specialist interrogator in Afghanistan ( my interest) , comes home to avenge the murder of his mom and dad.

Cue various methods of revenge against each individual involved in their murder.

Some interesting methods !..some thought provoking scenes.

Do you have a spyglass in your front door ? . do you look through it before you open your door ?

Watch and see !. You won't look again.!
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2.0 out of 5 stars Poor script, poor acting, 12 Mar. 2014
This review is from: Vendetta (DVD)
This is one of the worst films I've seen for a while. The plot was ok, but the script was awful and the acting mediocre. It was as if someone wanted to a make lock stock/reservoir dogs type film and hoped that putting in loads of violent scenes would distract from the rubbish script and mostly lame acting.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Oh dear!, 20 Jun. 2015
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what can you say, third rate direct to dvd fodder. Now if Danny wants to become the English Steven Segal, then he needs to keep his top on, the moobs are not nice! Do some pressups you lazy ****! Seriously I like Danny and give a decent script he can be good. Also agee with comments re: poor fitting uniforms, poor casting, strange accents. Just cant believe so many have given this five stars or even three stars. Some people are easily pleased.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love these films, 17 Jun. 2015
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Just what you want out of an English gangster film, bad acting violent and revenge the same faces doing different roles.....Great!
This film is just what the cover says bad guys kill mum and dad and son comes back, just that the son his a trained army killer and goes after the gang one by one. Done many times but Danny does it well. I give it 5 stars because I felt good after it, bit like the Death Wish films.......
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4.0 out of 5 stars glorious, 19 Mar. 2015
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This review is from: Vendetta [DVD] (DVD)
its all about the revenge baby, and this is cockney gold for me, certainly one of dyers best films in the past 10 years. The story is nothing new but the acting here is top notch, dyer is cool and the supporting cast play their roles well, the odd cool, inventive kill as well. Far fetched of course but thats what film can do and do well and its executed, forgive the pun, brilliantly here.
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