Bruce Willis Makes A 'Death Wish' In Dull Revenge Movie

This is not 'Die Hard 6'.

Death Wish (NC16)

Starring Bruce Willis, Elisabeth Shue, Dean Norris

Directed by Eli Roth

Bruce Willis stars as a doctor exercising his right to bear arms when home invaders murdered his wife and left his daughter in a coma. Does he get away with playing judge, jury and executioner? (Spoiler alert: Of course, he does — he’s white.) 

More than just about America’s love affair with guns, this bland and unnecessary (and untimely) remake of the 1974 Charles Bronson revenge thriller is also a monster yarn about a common man turning into a killer, albeit a righteous one. 

The problem is, Willis’ smirky John McClane persona gets in the way, making that painful transformation rarely convincing. Go watch Jodie Foster's The Brave One instead — it's the same movie, but different take.  (**)

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