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V for Vendetta

2 h 12 min2006X-Ray15
From Lilly and Lana Wachowski and Joel Silver, the masterminds behind The Matrix trilogy, comes another intriguing, action-packed fantasy-thriller.
James McTeigue
Natalie PortmanHugo WeavingStephen Rea
English [CC]
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John HurtStephen FryTim Pigott-SmithRupert GravesRoger AllamBen MilesSinéad CusackNatasha WightmanJohn Standing
Joel SilverGrant HillLilly WachowskiLana Wachowski
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4.7 out of 5 stars

6688 global ratings

  1. 79% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 12% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 4% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 2% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 2% of reviews have 1 stars
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Mr. A. MallettReviewed in the United Kingdom on 30 April 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Excellent film
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It's quite shocking how much this film mirrors our world today. The US particularly has used legislation such as the patriot act to try to keep its population scared of anything not american in order to pump money into arms manufacture. False flag attacks have been used countless times throughout history, including recent history, to keep the population of a country looking the wrong way while a few people in power become obscenely rich off the consequences. Even in our own country a million people marched against starting an illegal war and Blair did it anyway. Of course V is a fantasy character so in the real world the Chancellor Sutlers carry on getting away with it. The film is very good at portraying the sinister world of oppression and the frustration people feel at not being able to effect change individually. Well worth watching.
22 people found this helpful
A reader BilkoBillReviewed in the United Kingdom on 09 July 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
A message for today's politicians!
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Had me from the first bars of the 1812! A stunning movie so beautifully filmed and with all my favourite actors - what a treat. When I compare the storyline to the current political landscape I cannot help but agree with the film's message.
29 people found this helpful
AngieReviewed in the United Kingdom on 27 January 2022
1.0 out of 5 stars
Hated it
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I feel a bit like a salmon swimming against the current but I absolutely hated everything about this film.
I think in 1982 when this character was created they must have been desperate to invent a new superhero. A man in a Guy Fawkes mask, really?
This actually has elements of George Orwell's 1984 and Batman which just doesn't work for me. Also why is it that when the British are portrayed as bad it then becomes imperialist England. If there is anything good then it's the British that are good. I am mixed race and I really resent the suggestion that Anglo Saxon's in England would murder every immigrant in the country. Great Britain isn't a racist country it has it's racist element, name me a country that doesn't, but the vast majority are good decent warm and welcoming people not a bunch of nazis. I found this films anarchist thread really unhelpful in the current climate and my African genes as well as my Anglo Saxon/nordic ones are offended by it.
The film itself I found monotonous and boring. I'm at odds with the reviewers who think this film has some great political message. It doesn't it's just pompous and self righteous.
2 people found this helpful
JBReviewed in the United Kingdom on 16 August 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Amazingly insightful of U.K/U.S rise of fascism, slowly revealing the ugly face of fascist extremism
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So many similarities with todays political landscape from the use of the post office to begin the takedown of a Dictator, the use of fear to control the population, misinformation, propaganda and lies to divide and create hatred.
The death of a child( no police officer kneeling on the victim's neck here) is the beginning of the unarmed public rising up against the heavily armed militarised police force, the corrupt officials, politians and law enforcement looking after their own. History really does repeat itself.
6 people found this helpful
Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United Kingdom on 23 November 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
Good but misses the point
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This is a great movie- as a movie.
As an adaptation of Moore and Lloyd's classic graphic story, it rather misses the point.
I suppose it kind of has to, or Hollywood would never have made it. But it's a shame, particular in this time, that its original spirit has been diluted somewhat.
But is it worth watching? Oh yes, certainly it is. It loses some coherence towards the crescendo, but it's a rather enjoyable film and despite my protestations, the adaptation is well done.
I definitely recommend it, but I'd rather you bought the graphic novel instead. But you can always do both.
2 people found this helpful
M.FitzgeraldReviewed in the United Kingdom on 14 July 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
V for for Victory, Biddles last masterpiece.
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Adrian Biddle made a superb job of the cinematography in this taut dystopian tale of a future fascist Britain.The script, cast and direction are excellent and, for a film with very little cgi, the near future is convincingly portrayed.Adrian , a former pupil of Shooters hill Grammar in South London, left school with little more than swimming certificates but went on to become one of the UK's finest DOPs working with Ridley Scott on Thelma and Louise and James Cameron on Aliens. V for Vendetta is dedicated to Adrian who left us too soon.RIP old school chum, your art lives on as a fitting memorial.
18 people found this helpful
Mr. Colin WyattReviewed in the United Kingdom on 29 March 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
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If you want to know a deeper aspect of the world we live in today, this is a MUST WATCH!! Great movies exposing some of today’s truths! Who would have thought such an old movie could have such relevances to the way the world is being run today!
5 people found this helpful
CackermanderReviewed in the United Kingdom on 06 November 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
It's still great 7th time round!
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I've seen this seven times since 2008. Guess I'll be seeing it few more times stil, a real classic and with rather sinister parallels with real regimes. It's a real people power film, great acting and an intelligent script. As with many graphic novel film interpretations of note, it stands head and shoulders with the best.
One thing... John Hurt's pupils... and another thing... the main character switches, did you notice? A film with it's own mysteries! Ain't that grand!
2 people found this helpful
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