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on 17 June 2015
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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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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on 3 October 2015
Danny Dyer returns from Afghan duty; finds his parents murdered by low-life scum who all get their come-uppance in increasingly bloody and contrived ways.You have seen it all before but stylishly done in a non demanding way.
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TOP 500 REVIEWERon 12 January 2014
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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on 12 March 2014
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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on 20 June 2015
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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on 3 May 2015
This was absolutely DIRE. The acting was wooden, the script terrible, and some of the dialogue was so bad, I thought at times they were trying to do comedy. One of the worst films I have seen for a while.
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on 2 March 2015
Excellent film, took a punt and bought it and didn't look back, low expectations but this film was brilliant, good scenery and an excellent story line. Enjoyed the film and thought the acting was good and dyer was excellent, highly recommend this film
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on 4 March 2015
Danny Dyer stars in this action drama as an SAS chap who goes AWOL after the death of a family member. The police are doing little so Danny takes it into his own hands & sorts out the bad guys.

Harry Brown meets Death Wish! Well worth watching in my humble opinion & the sequel is soon to be released!
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on 12 January 2015
A good old fashioned revenge film, with Danny Dyer as Ex/current SAS soldier looking for the killers of his parents. A fair bit of bad language & plenty of violence but I thoroughly enjoyed it ! Hope there is a sequel.
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