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At Theaters: 8/31/2007 On Video: 1/8/2008
Rated: R Length: 1 hr. 50 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 499963
Studio: Twentieth Century Fox
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Nick Hume is a mild-mannered executive with a perfect life, until one gruesome night he witnesses something that changes him forever. Transformed by grief, Hume eventually comes to the disturbing conclusion that no length is too great when protecting his family.
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Action Drama - This is a revenge drama with very brutal and bloody violence. The squeamish have been warned, as are those looking for more serious drama. This is a big showcase for star Kevin Bacon and not so much his co-stars.

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Cast and Crew Heading
Kevin Bacon BEAUTY SHOP, MYSTIC RIVER, TRAPPED, test 4-1-00
Garrett Hedlund GEORGIA RULE, FOUR BROTHERS
Kelly Preston BROKEN BRIDGES, SKY HIGH, THE CAT IN THE HAT
Aisha Tyler TV's GHOST WHISPERER
John Goodman EVAN ALMIGHTY, BEYOND THE SEA, THE JUNGLE BOOK 2
Director: James Wan DEAD SILENCE, SAW
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About The Production
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: Well over 30 F-words, 10 S-words, 2 GDs, a number of others.
SEX/NUDITY: None.
VIOLENCE: Graphic shootings and killings.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Alcohol and tobacco.
ACTION: Shootouts, chases, fights.
COMEDY: Some dark wisecracks.
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Roger Ebert Full Review
Very Good Wan's movie is very efficient. Bacon, skilled pro that he is, provides the character the movie needs,...

USA Today Full Review
Poor ...this film is so superficial and shifts so jarringly in tone that nothing feels authentic — not Bacon's hard-working husband and father, nor his maniacal vengeance seeker.

Note: The rating above is our interpretation of what the critic would give this movie based on their review. We are not affiliated with these critic's in any way.

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Based on an Exit Polling of 45 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
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Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
13-19Teens (M/F)
2
Very High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
5
High
80%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
2
About 50/50
50%
30+Adults (M)
17
Low
59%
30+Adults (F)
19
Low
42%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

Based on a theater exit polling of 45 moviegoers:
TEENS:The two teens loved "Death Sentence."
TWENTYSOMETHINGS:Most of the males rated it very high. However, a few didn't care for it and rated it poor. The two females rated it above average and poor. So, for the ladies it's a bit of a risk, but you guys will likely enjoy it very much.
ADULTS:The adult reviews are as mixed as the reviews from the professional critics. Close to half of the males enjoyed it very much but the remaining half didn't care much for it at all. The female reviews are even lower. Only about 30% actually enjoyed it, another 30% rated it average to below average and 40% didn't enjoy it at all.


D ETAILED S TORYLINE
Nick Hume (KEVIN BACON) is an Everyman with a stable, comfortable life. He goes to work every day at his middle-management job at an insurance company. He goes home every night to his beautiful wife, Helen (KELLY PRESTON), and his two teenage sons, Brendan (STUART LAFFERTY) and Lucas (JORDAN GARRETT).

The Humes are a middle-class family who are the epitome of suburban bliss. And Nick is content. He pitches in with chores around the house. He relishes the intimacy he shares with Helen. She is his confidant and equal. And he is very involved in his boys' lives. Brendan, the eldest son, is confident and headstrong. He is popular, he is an athlete and he is on his way to college to begin a promising life of his own. Lucas looks up to his brother, but is cognizant of the shadow Brendan casts. Lucas still hasn't found himself, and he feels a little left out because of the adoration given to Brendan. All in all, the Humes are a typical all-American family – morally upright and humble.

And then one day, their perfect life comes to a screeching halt. One night when Nick is driving Brendan home from a hockey game, he stops for gas. While he is filling up the tank on the family car, Brendan goes inside to get a drink. Moments later, a gang of thugs enter the store in ski masks, armed with various weapons. But it is not your typical convenience store robbery: this is a rite of passage for Joe Darley (MATTHEW O'LEARY), the younger brother of Billy Darley (GARRETT HEDLUND), the ruthless street leader of the gang. After terrorizing and killing the store clerk, they turn their attention to Brendan.

It is at that moment when Nick turns from the pump and looks inside the store, only to witness Joe deliver the fateful blow that ends all of the promise of Brendan's future, and leaves him lying in a pool of blood as the gang begins to flee. But when Nick runs to help his son, he clashes with Joe and they fall to the ground. Joe is unmasked, and his own future marked.

Joe is arrested, but despite assurances from the lead investigator, Detective Wallis (AISHA TYLER), the system ultimately fails the Humes and Joe is put back on the street. Driven by a heightened sense of justice and keen grief, Nick takes matters into his own hands by seeking out his son's killer. In his confrontation with Joe, Nick finds himself at the mercy of his emotions and ultimately kills him. Unsure what to do, Nick runs back to the life that has always been his shelter: his wife, his surviving son and his job.

Nick thinks that all is at an end – an imperfect resolution to a horrible tragedy, but fitting. Except there is blood, now, on Nick's hands and it will not come off … Billy Darley is on the prowl, and the stage is set for a violent exchange that only escalates with each pounding beat of their hearts. How far will Nick go to protect his family? How far will Billy go to protect his own?

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