Bruce Willis has been in the industry for a long time and this week, his latest film “Death Wish,” will be available on Red Box and other home entertainment outlets.
Dr. Paul Kersey (Willis, “Die Hard” and “The Sixth Sense”) is devastated when his wife is killed and his beloved daughter is brutally attacked during a home invasion.
Soon after, he decides to seek revenge as a vigilante when the police prove unable to help in this thriller.
While 78 percent of Rotten Tomatoes users want to see the film, critics weren’t so thrilled about it.
“’Death Wish’ is a catechism for an audience terrified that their firepower and their influence are dwindling,” said Ty Burr, top critic with the “Boston Globe.”
Chris Hunneysett with the “Daily Mirror,” added, “It’s difficult to forgive a film which demonises the Chicago’s black and Hispanic population in order to allow a wealthy white guy to summarily execute them.”
On the other hand, Matthew Bond with the Daily Mail said, “hey, it’s got Bruce Willis shooting a lot of bad guys — what’s not to like? That said, in this era of the ubiquitous satnav, it will definitely make you think twice about valet parking.”
This film is rated R for language and violence.
Other films coming to home theaters this weekend include:
n “The Hurricane Heist,” starring Toby Kebbell, Maggie Grace, Ryan Kwanten and Ralph Ineson, and directed by Rob Cohen, follows a group of criminals who plot to rob a U.S. Mint lying in the trajectory of a quickly approaching Category 5 hurricane. Now, a treasury agent and a meteorologist must work together to thwart their plans as the storm rages on.
This film is rated PG-13 for language and violence.
n “Delirium,” starring Callan Mulvey, Genesis Rodriguez, Patricia Clarkson and Robin Thomas, and directed by Dennis Iliadis, is a supernatural thriller centers on a man who inherits a mansion from his late parents shortly after he is released from a mental institution. However, he grows convinced that the house is haunted following a series of strange occurrences.
This film is rated R for disturbing images and violence.
n “Beyond the Edge,” starring Antonio Banderas, Lyubov Aksyonova and Anastasiya Anikhovskaya, and directed by Francesco Boguslavskiy, tells the story of a legendary gambler who assembles a team of supernaturally gifted people. Together, they use their magical abilities to try to win a gambling competition that could make them rich beyond their wildest dreams. But first, they must defeat a rival whose powers far exceed their own.