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V for Vendetta

V for Vendetta (2006)

February. 23,2006
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8.2
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In a world in which Great Britain has become a fascist state, a masked vigilante known only as “V” conducts guerrilla warfare against the oppressive British government. When V rescues a young woman from the secret police, he finds in her an ally with whom he can continue his fight to free the people of Britain.

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Stometer
2006/02/23

Save your money for something good and enjoyable

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Micitype
2006/02/24

Pretty Good

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Platicsco
2006/02/25

Good story, Not enough for a whole film

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Fairaher
2006/02/26

The film makes a home in your brain and the only cure is to see it again.

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R Long
2006/02/27

First time seeing this in 2018. The secret is out, now, that even those 20th century oppressors imitated here were in fact leftists (despite post-WW II revisionism), as were the other mass killers known to be from the left. People living in fantasyland can still make gripping movies, even if they don't know squat about history. -- Collectivists are not about individual political freedom, and demonstrably against free speech. If you just ignore the vulgar conventional-wisdom that assumes leftists care about anything more than controlling other people, the rest of the movie is pretty good. The main characters are incompatible with the political premise presented (they're classical liberals), but these days, one has to go into a movie expecting to have to set aside the delusions of the entertainment class. Forgive them, for they're neurotic and ignorant, but many of them are good at portraying people who they are not.

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nicholasjcourville
2006/02/28

V for Vendetta is still after all these years one of my favorite movies to watch, and I find it as relevant today as it was whenever it was released in 2005. It is a story about a freedom fighter whose goal is to take down a totalitarian government that uses fear and deceit to control its people. To do this, he knows that one man is not enough to accomplish such a monumental feat and that he will need to use something that cant be silenced, hurt, or killed. he sets out with the goal of planting the idea of revolution in the people because, as he says in the movie "Ideas are bulletproof." One of my favorite things about this movie is that the main character is wearing a solid mask. It is a fantastic display of acting, both voices acting as well as physical. I guess you could say that I found myself not liking the character as much as I loved the idea of the character. The writers and director did an amazing job of drawing me into the storyline by mirroring enough of the world we live in today that I felt that the world I was watching on the screen could very easily enough being the world I live in one day. I saw myself in many of the characters and identified with their blind devotion to their country, their developing distrust of their government, and their inner conflict of trying to rationalize the two. Hugo Weaving plays the leading role of V and delivers and an unbelievable performance from behind a mask. Natalie Portman plays the role of V's sidekick, love, and accomplice. Stephen Rea plays the detective that is hell-bent on finding out the truth even if that means he must accept that all his life he has been on the wrong side. Many other great actors help director James McTeigue bring The Wachowski Brothers V for Vendetta to life. It is definitely worth your time. Please watch and enjoy this movie,

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Pjtaylor-96-138044
2006/03/01

Perhaps the only example of a 'Bonfire Night' film I can think of, this graphic-novel adaptation casts Hugo Weaving as the vigorously verbose avant-garde anarchist known only as 'V' and places him within a bleak dystopian Britain ripe for an uprising, making a meal out of the whole 'ideas are more powerful than the men behind them' theory while also providing plenty of verbal and visual splendour in the form of a tight script and some even tighter stylish set-pieces. While 'V For Vendetta (2005)' certainly has its faults, especially in its rather slow second act - not to mention the fact that Natalie Portman's English accent is almost criminal, this is an entertaining and, at times, thought-provoking piece that manages to maintain a decent distance from its somewhat touchy subject matter and to exist purely as a piece of fairly intelligent but equally enjoyable filmmaking. 7/10

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cinemajesty
2006/03/02

Movie Review: "V for Vendetta" (2005)Under a major production effort with Hollywood insider Grant Hill and Joel Silver producing, former-assistant-director James McTeigue, receives his break after an mission-impossible back-to-back job-assignment for George Lucas "Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones" (2002) and The Wachowski's "Matrix Reloaded" (2003), getting a promise fulfilled by the overly-demanding producer and directors, who then in return adapted the instant-classic graphic novel "V for Vendetta" written by Alan Moore in years of 1986/1987/1988 and simultaneously illustrated by David Lloyd & Tony Weare (1912-1994), when "The Wachowski" present a powerhouse of a Anti-Totalitarianism Science-Fiction-Action-Movie, which stars Natalie Portman as compromised media-indulged character Evey, whose eyes get open by a man hidden behind an early 17th-century-terrorist mask, acted in heavy dark-colored costume and vocal-beats-striking actor Hugo Weaving as anonymous character "V", when this exceptionally-paced and visually-demanding deliverable of a motion picture with polishing haunting score by composer Dario Marianelli distributed to excellence by Warner Bros. Pictures despite real-life terrorist-attacks sweeping Europe in years 2004/2005/2006.The supporting cast convinces throughout with John Hurt (1940-2017) as nemesis dictactorship-indulging character Adam Sutler, who seems to fight his demons of a career-defining character defeated-by-the-system Winston Smith in Michael Radford's George Orwell adaptation of "1984", when on the other side Stephen Rea as Detective Finch and Stephen Fry as all-symparthy-owning character Deitrich in a world-going on course for total controlling the society by fear of not-being enough as an individiual. The cinematographer Andrew Biddle (1952-2005) on his last job after a fulminate career as lighting cameraman, starting out with visualizing James Cameron's "Aliens" in season 1985/1986, for further benefits with "Matrix" production designer Owen Paterson, who creates unique world of clean-rectangle shapes in black/red color majorities, when the cave-like establishment of "V" gathers splendors of a lost era of living with analog technology as record playing devices, medieval properties of metal armor and weaponry to just seating on in a couchchair watching censored motion pictures."V for Vendetta" strongest suit becomes Natalie Portman's full-submission into a role that demands a complete transformation not only in physical appearance, but emotional openess of the unknown as controversial world of fighting dictatorship with acts of terror as wake-up call for a society, which seemingly seem happy and fulfilled in their microcosm of convenience, which makes this motion picture rich in attitude towards a certain way of life to be reached by a minority of people, while the majority watches and applauds or denies. In this case the outstanding as stand-alone graphic-novel adaptation had been put in capable hands of director James McTeigue, who seems to have been peaking in directorial vision already from this exceptionally-fulfilling debut for any movie-going audience.© 2018 Felix Alexander Dausend (Cinemajesty Entertainments LLC)

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