Who is the man who hides his scarred face behind a mask? Hero or madman? Liberator or oppressor? Who is V - and who will join him in his daring plot to destroy the totalitarian regime that dominated his nation? Natalie Portman stars as Evey, a working-class girl who must determine if her hero has become the very menace she's fighting against. Hugo Waving plays V - a bold, charismatic freedom fighter driven to exact revenge on those who disfigured him. And Stephen Rea portrays the detective leading a desperate quest to capture V before he ignites a revolution. The Stakes rise. The tension electrifies. The action explodes.
Over long, but a good story.
- V for Vendetta review by Rubber Ducky
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Good action yarn about vengeance and rebellion. Some comparisons with 1984 and Brazil could be made, i.e. standing up to state control of society.
Poor editing spoils what is a good story, as the film does drag in places. However, performances are good and Weaving manages to stamp his mark on a role that many actors would turn down, I am sure, for fear of lack of recognition. Rea is particularly good as the detective.
D for damned good
- V for Vendetta review by Tony, Birmingham
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You rated this film: 4
In the wake of more recent super hero movies then this may have been overlooked but shouldn't be.
Take a pinch of Judge Dredd, mix with a hint of Batman and a pinch of Orwell's 1984 and what you have is a dark, gritty and visually striking movie.
Created by the guys that gave us the Matrix this film is a slow burner that explodes like a bomb.
V is a complex character, and bottom line an anti hero, in fact a terrorist and maybe it isn't right we should be cheering for him but consider the fact that the corrupt government is using terror to subjugate the population, is it any wonder that V turns it against them?
There are no shades of black and white here, most certainly shades of grey, but the film has an awesome cast and is a movie that will stick in your mind long after seeing it.
Give this a chance, but don't expect another spider man or x-men. Heck no. Great film.