Vendetta (2013 film)

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Vendetta
Vendetta (2013 film).jpg
Directed by Stephen Reynolds
Produced by Jonathan Sothcott Damien Morley
Written by Stephen Reynolds
Starring
Cinematography Haider Zafar
Production
company
Distributed by Anchor Bay
Release date
  • 22 November 2013 (2013-11-22)
Running time
114 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Box office £5,132[1]

Vendetta is an action film written and directed by Stephen Reynolds and starring Roxanne McKee, Danny Dyer, Vincent Regan and Bruce Payne.

Plot[edit]

Special ops interrogation officer Jimmy Vickers (Danny Dyer) tracks down a gang who slaughtered his parents[2] while at the same time avoiding being tracked down by his old unit and the cops.[3] With the help of friends PC Griffin and Freddy, he tracks down each gang member and conducts on each a different form of brutal torture.

Cast[edit]

Release and reception[edit]

The film was released in a few select cinemas in the UK on 22 November 2013 (where it was the most successful Danny Dyer film since Dead Man Running) and on DVD and Blu-ray on 23 December 2013. Reviews were distinctly polarised but the film was widely praised for its high production values. Rob James, writing for Total Film gave the film a score of 3 out 5 and stated that "viewed as a Brit answer to '70s and '80s exploitation flicks, endless Seagal movies and First Blood (Dyer is rogue SAS; his colonel issues Trautman-esque warnings), it's surprisingly decent".[4] Stuart Wright, who reviewed the film for Britflicks, also gave it a score of 3 out 5 and stated that 'the plot and action rattle along with a few reversals of expectations along the way to keep you guessing'.[5] Drew McIntyre, who reviewed the film for UKFilmNews, gave the film 3.7 out of 5 and stated that it "is a modern British thriller and stands comparison easily with the other good UK based thrillers of 2013 such as Welcome to the Punch and Hummingbird".[6] In contrast Tim Robey, writing for the Daily Telegraph stated that it is 'jaw-droppingly awful' and gave it one star out of five.[7] Peter Bradshaw, writing for The Guardian, stated that 'Danny Dyer does his patented Dyer stare all the way through this bizarre and ludicrous piece of revenge porn' and gave it a score of two out of five.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Vendetta". Box Office Mojo. 
  2. ^ Sheridan, Emily (28 March 2013). "Chip off the old block: Danny Dyer's teenage daughter Dani makes her big screen debut with her father in Vendetta". Daily Mail. Retrieved 28 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "Dyer's Vendetta to get UK release". Belfast Telegraph. 11 June 2013. Retrieved 28 July 2013. 
  4. ^ James, Rob (15 November 2013). "Vendetta". Total Film. Retrieved 17 November 2013. 
  5. ^ Wright, Stuart (18 November 2013). "Review of Vendetta". Britflicks. Retrieved 18 November 2013. 
  6. ^ McIntyre, Drew (13 November 2013). "Vendetta- A Review By Drew McIntyre". UKFilmNews. Retrieved 18 November 2013. 
  7. ^ Robey, Tim (21 November 2013). "Vendetta, review". Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 14 January 2014. 
  8. ^ Bradshaw, Peter (21 November 2013). "Vendetta- review". The Guardian. Retrieved 14 January 2014. 

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