6 mei 2014
Stephen Reynolds
Nick Nevern (The Sweeney, Vendetta)
Danny Dyer (Age of Heroes)
Vincent Regan (300, Snow White and the Huntsman, Lockout)
Ricci Harnett (28 Days Later, Rise Of The Footsoldier)
Roxanne McKee (Game of Thrones, Wrong Turn 5: Bloodlines, Hollyoaks)
Year: 2013

A Première TV Distribution Release



George never meant to kill the robber – he was just defending a girl from the jacked up kids who were trying to rob her. Arrested for murder his world is turned upside down. But the next night the doorbell rings and before George has even opened the door the gang have swarmed into his house – they beat him senseless, rape his wife and tie them up and set fire to them. Thoughtless, feral.

Jimmy, George’s son, has been dishonourably discharged from the Royal Marines in Afghanistan and is on his way back to London when he gets the news. A calculating warrior forged on the battlefield, Jimmy was an interrogation specialist who knows more than he should. It isn’t long before he’s on the trail of the gang who murdered his parents, exacting his own kind of chillingly brutal justice. With the police closing in and his old regiment determined to stop him from airing their dirty laundry on trial, Jimmy goes underground.

His actions have created a media frenzy, London’s first vigilante of the 21st Century but will his devastating course of action spell the end of the woman he loves?


  • The plot and action rattle along with a few reversals of expectations along the way to keep you guessing. Danny Dyer is convincing as the hero. In some senses he's part Stallone's Rambo and part Liam Neeson's Bryan Mills (Taken).
  • Vendetta will rightly draw comparisons to Death Wish and Harry Brown and is easily the best British thriller in recent years, what the film will be remembered for though is the performance given by its leading man, the days of Danny Dyer cockney geezer have long gone, this is a complete character re-invention and a controlled staunch performance showing his critics and audience alike why he was Harold Pinter's favourite actor. There is tension and trauma bubbling under the cool dangerous exterior with Dyers stone killer only giving glimpses of his former self with darkly comical wisecracks before dispatching the next victim in a more violent and inventive way than the last.
  • With propulsive storytelling from Reynolds and a reined-in, powerful Dyer in the form of his life, Vendetta's a simplistic yet gripping movie.
  • Grisly. Gritty. Brutal. Naughty.
  • looking a million dollars thanks to the gleaming images of DoP Haider Zaifar, Vendetta sees a restrained, glum-faced Danny Dyer going all Death Wish on the hoodies who killed his parents.
  • Vendetta is a four-star film, and I hereby stake my journalistic reputation on it. Reynolds should be congratulated on pushing through a well-told, character-driven story in a field where dumb violence and tits will usually suffice.
  • It's a veritable return to form for a man who was a video favourite and then became almost a caricature of himself. People want to like him and his films, with Vendetta, he's let them do that. This year's big post-Christmas treat for the fellas, it's a bona fide video hit.
  • A brutal revenge thriller ... Dyer holds his own in a moody and subdued performance that is possibly his best since the superb Christopher Smith film, SEVERANCE.
  • Incredibly tense, disturbing and thoroughly entertaining. Bottom Line: 4 / 5 - Explosive!
  • Vendetta keeps things simple (perhaps its key strength) never attempts to over-complicate its slick, effective story. Dyer is on top-form in this fast-paced gritty revenge flick which stands as the highpoint of his recent career,


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