V For Vendetta

V For Vendetta

V For Vendetta

Graphic novel adaptation, written by the Wachowski's (The Matrix) starring a bald Natalie Portman and masked Hugo Weaving. Set in the future, in a cruel and corrupt, totalitarian Britain, where its citizens are whipped by a bullying nanny state. The nation gets an uppercut when a masked vigilante known as 'V' (Weaving), in a Guy Fawkes-like act, blows up the Old Bailey. Charismatic and skilled in combat and deception, V incites a revolution - urging the people to rise up against their oppressors.

2006Rating: R13, contains violence, offensive language and sexual references133 minsUSA, Germany
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Reviews & comments

Total Film

Total Film

press

Flawed, for sure, but the best Moore adap so far. The Wachowskis again craft a sinister, spine-tingling and relevant vision of the future.

0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

Mad as hell and out to rile up a politically lethargic youth audience, V for Vendetta sometimes trips on its ambitions. But who gives a damn? At least this grabber of a movie actually has ambitions.

3.0
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Premiere Magazine

Premiere Magazine

press

A compelling, rousing and at times strangely moving entertainment.

4.0
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LA Weekly

LA Weekly

press

Now a big-budget movie has come along to perform a wholesale act of image rehabilitation, transforming Fawkes from terrorist into one of those folk heroes whose retribution-dispensing agenda dovetails nicely with the greater od of an entire nation. He's like Robin Hood, the Scarlet Pimpernel and Jean Valjean all rolled into one...

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

This is the best Moore-to-big-screen translation yet...

4.0
0

Brilliant! Whether Alan Moore wants to admit it or not, a film maker has finally captured the true ideals of his story. I could on forever about the obvious passion poured into this film, but I'll just say this. Please please and see it, you won't regret it!

5.0
0

Although it had a smidgen of 'Hollywood'/box office about it, I found this film deeply affecting. Several things stand out quite a subtle film in many ways - I'll mention 3 things - 1. Evey's incarceration struggle to find 'truth', 2. the various scenes where 'ordinary' people show that we're not just mass conformists - and we can see through rhetoric,...

4.0
0

First off I will confess that I have not read the graphic novel this is based on - so I can't give anyone the skinny on how it compares. My only real association was that this was the movie Natalie Portman shaved her head for! Strictly on its own merits, I enjoyed this film. It brought together a lot of interesting disparate elements - The Matrix, Batman,...

4.0
0

CLASSIC. This is the perfect time for this kind of movie to come out in and it says many daring things in very subtle ways. One advantage of being in a futuristic and somewhat comic booky environment that this film is set in, is that you can make extremely bold statements and get away with it. And thats what V for Vendetta does. Not half as action oriented...

5.0
0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Flawed, for sure, but the best Moore adap so far. The Wachowskis again craft a sinister, spine-tingling and relevant vision of the future.

0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

Mad as hell and out to rile up a politically lethargic youth audience, V for Vendetta sometimes trips on its ambitions. But who gives a damn? At least this grabber of a movie actually has ambitions.

3.0
0
Premiere Magazine

Premiere Magazine

press

A compelling, rousing and at times strangely moving entertainment.

4.0
0
LA Weekly

LA Weekly

press

Now a big-budget movie has come along to perform a wholesale act of image rehabilitation, transforming Fawkes from terrorist into one of those folk heroes whose retribution-dispensing agenda dovetails nicely with the greater od of an entire nation. He's like Robin Hood, the Scarlet Pimpernel and Jean Valjean all rolled into one...

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

This is the best Moore-to-big-screen translation yet...

4.0
0

Brilliant! Whether Alan Moore wants to admit it or not, a film maker has finally captured the true ideals of his story. I could on forever about the obvious passion poured into this film, but I'll just say this. Please please and see it, you won't regret it!

5.0
0

Although it had a smidgen of 'Hollywood'/box office about it, I found this film deeply affecting. Several things stand out quite a subtle film in many ways - I'll mention 3 things - 1. Evey's incarceration struggle to find 'truth', 2. the various scenes where 'ordinary' people show that we're not just mass conformists - and we can see through rhetoric,...

4.0
0

First off I will confess that I have not read the graphic novel this is based on - so I can't give anyone the skinny on how it compares. My only real association was that this was the movie Natalie Portman shaved her head for! Strictly on its own merits, I enjoyed this film. It brought together a lot of interesting disparate elements - The Matrix, Batman,...

4.0
0

CLASSIC. This is the perfect time for this kind of movie to come out in and it says many daring things in very subtle ways. One advantage of being in a futuristic and somewhat comic booky environment that this film is set in, is that you can make extremely bold statements and get away with it. And thats what V for Vendetta does. Not half as action...

5.0
0