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on 30 September 2016
CLASSIC MOVIE MILESTONE - It was left to MICHAEL WINNER to shock the world and show us how best to deal with the scum that infests society. And he did it so well in this, initially, unique movie.
Charles Bronson is superb as the original vigilante, seeking revenge for vicious attacks on his wife and daughter, and who does his utmost, without regret, to cut down those who think nothing about ruining other peoples lives.
The movie has some great set pieces, which no doubt give any law-abiding viewer a feeling of great satisfaction, where Bronson deals out his kind of immediate justice, the scene on the train being one of the best. Wouldn't we all like to be in his shoes at that moment and really FEEL the satisfaction?
Michael Winner has to be commended for showing sickening violence as it really is, as those who have seen uncut versions of CHATO'S LAND, Bronson again, and LAWMAN, Burt Lancaster, can testify, and the attack on Bronson's wife and daughter in this movie is incredibly violent and shocking, but not for the sake of it, but to show how vile real life can be.
Would there be anyone, if they were capable, and were given the chance to follow in Bronson's footsteps, who would not do so?
Blame law's soft approach to crime, the light sentences, the do-gooders, the moralists, and the advocates for the Human Rights of scum for Bronson's reasons for revenge. But don't blame him. KAN