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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.

The film leads things open for...
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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.

Danny’s his usual cockney...
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4.0 out of 5 stars SLOW JUSTICE IS BETTER THAN NO JUSTICE,, 12 Jan 2014
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The Movie Guy "Movies from A to Z" (United States) - See all my reviews
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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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5.0 out of 5 stars DID WHAT I WANTED IT TOO., 10 Jun 2014
This review is from: Vendetta [DVD] (DVD)
This may be a question of morality type film,but caught my attention early and it wouldn't let go.
SAS man gets revenge on thoe sick cowards responsible for his parents nasty deaths. That is the film in basic,but it works well.
I loved the fire with fire attitude and nasty deaths of those that deserved it.
I may have failed on the morality stakes,but I applaud this film for doing what many of us would love to.
The acting is fine by me and shows DYER is worthy when given the right role.
I look forward to sequel,seeing more scum getting what they should.
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5.0 out of 5 stars well worth a night in, 7 July 2014
This review is from: Vendetta (DVD)
Great film,edge of your seat stuff at times which makes for a hard hitting gritty British film at it's best, go get em Danny,
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 3 July 2014
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This review is from: Vendetta [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
bloody brilliant film by danny dyer cant wait for number 2
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4.0 out of 5 stars Nice film, 7 Jun 2014
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Good film,plenty of action ,if you like Danny d films then this is a must for you,good story line,go watch it.
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3.0 out of 5 stars If Charles Bronson was a cockney..., 31 May 2014
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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5.0 out of 5 stars DYER IS BACK, 12 May 2014
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This was an awesome film, g8t to see danny dyer back is a great film . if you do not like violence,bad language dont watch , but i loved it
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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 Rubbish!, 26 Feb 2014
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This review is from: Vendetta [DVD] (DVD)
I wish that I had not bothered to waste my time watching it. If you find endless violence entertaining, then you need help. After I had put the DVD back on the shelf, I felt the need to go and wash my hands. Not even worthy of a B rating, this one is way down the alphabet. It certainly carries a feel-bad factor.
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4.0 out of 5 stars We have got a generation of offenders we don't know what to do with., 7 April 2014
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Spike Owen "John Rouse Merriott Chard" (Birmingham, England.) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Vendetta [DVD] (DVD)
Special ops interrogation officer Jimmy Vickers (Danny Dyer) is out for serious revenge on the gang who violated and killed his parents. As he goes about his business, he has to stay two steps ahead of the police and his military employers who want their lethal weapon back.

Slow justice is better than no justice.

OK! Lets cut to the chase here, this is ultimately a gruesome revenge picture, the only thing new on offer here is the methods of the executions administered by the seriously brooding Jimmy Vickers. This adherence to formula, a basic modern update of the Death Wish filmic telling of a tale, is enough to send many critics scurrying around for their most poisonous pens with which to articulate their venom. Add in the Danny Dyer factor, a fella who strangely seems to rile so many in entertainment circles purely because of the genre branches of entertainment he works in, then Vendetta was never going to garner favourable reviews in many quarters.

This isn't revenge. This is a necessity.

Yet there's a question that springs to mind here, namely, what were they expecting? Tag lines and media headings said Danny Dyer enacts bloody revenge on the murderers of his parents because the law is an ass! Do critics and film fans really go into a film like this, one that isn't hiding under false pretences, expecting a scathing and intelligent observation on the lawlessness of Britain? Or a snarky aside to the failings of the law system? Seriously? Stephen Reynolds (writer and director) has put some thought into his picture, there are some potent passages of dialogue, even if they fall by the wayside as the kills come thick and fast, but it was never marketed to the highbrow seekers.

You'll be demoted before you can say Katie Price is a virgin.

Vendetta delivers the goods for those looking for a good night in with a beer and some blood and brooding on the screen. Dyer (a real nice bloke in real life) gives good value as a son hell bent on revenge, whilst he also doesn't look out of place in his fight scenes. Haider Zafar's cinematography is superb, the blues and golds magnetic in their visual appeal, and there's good and solid work done by the supporting cast.

Vendetta has fans, it really does, so much so that a sequel is currently in production. That news is sure to send those critics sitting up there in their ivory towers at The Guardian and The Telegraph crying over their shrimp salads. But you can bet your last British pound that they will be going to view the sequel expecting a far different movie to the one the man and woman of the street knows they are going to get. Death by cement! Hooray! 7/10
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