The streets are filled with death and destruction. Ruthless drug traffickers prey upon the poor, the lonely, the helpless. L.A. is a city desperate for deliverance until now! Charles Bronson returns as Paul Kersey, the ori... more »ginal urban vigilante and one-man demolition force in this pulse-pounding, take-no-prisoners thriller! Two rival drug gangs have a death-grip on L.A.'s battle-torn inner city. But their brutal reign of terror is about to come to a violent end. One man is out to avenge the cocaine-induced death of his girlfriend's teenage daughter. His name is Paul Kerseyand he's armed, dangerous and mad as hell!« less
Charles Bronson is back... and he says "Crack is wack, kids!"
...in his fourth go-round as vigilante Paul Kersey, aka The World's Oldest Bad-Ass, Bronson (who was 66 years old when he made this flick!) ignites a war between two rival gangs of L.A. cocaine dealers after his girlfriend's daughter dies of an overdose. "4" is nowhere near as over-the-top as "Death Wish 3," but there's still plenty of charmingly cheesy action mayhem in this so-'80s-it-hurts flick, particularly during the climactic shootout/standoff in a roller rink/video arcade. They don't make'em like this anymore!!
Vigilanties "r" us
Jerry McDaniel | 02/23/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"i can't understand why the reviewers of Bronson films think it necessary to trash the people who actually like to watch Bronson. you know, i love his movies because they say a lot of things i wish i could do in real life. everyone wants to get rid of people they hate and since killing is illegal and i have a rational mind, i can watch Bronson films and get out my anger at somebody through his mass killings of street scum and corrupt public officials. i don't see the harm in the genre of films Charles chose to link himself with. Death Wish and all it's sequels are designed strictly for that kind of audience that gets thrilled and excited watching someone do things that can't be done in real life without suffering the consequences. Charles' character never goes to prison or is never seriosuly pursued by the police...BECAUSE Bronson is doing what the POLICE wish they could do to crooks and the PUBLIC loves what Bronson's character is doing. that's the message that his mid '70s to mid '80s movies set. i say, what's the harm in an actor giving HIS public what they want and all you have to do is look at the box-office, not the critics. 90% of his so-called "bad" movies, the ones that critics scathe and tear apart, were huge money makers and that's the bottom line. to say Charles Bronson's career wasn't popular and appealing is a lie...he's the "common man"'s hero but my no means does that make his fans vigilantes...we just get excited watching bad guys get what they deserve and Charles vents our frustrations for us in his movies. it's as simple as that. Death Wish 4 is based on a murder and the fact that red tape and procedures get in the way of solving cases. vigilante films, like the wonderful Death Wish series, are limited in originality due to the very fact that it's a vigilante film. you can't get too original with that premise, can you? so that's why we don't mind that the series is all the same sort of plot, we get a kick out of the many ways Bronson shoots the bad guy and the different sort of guns he might use."
The target - Crack dealers
Gunner | Bethlehem,Georgia | 01/21/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Death Wish 4 DVD
The main 'problem' with Death Wish 4 is that there's a bit of a plot and that makes it a little different from the last 3 Death Wishes, but heck it's still a good time!! Having killed all muggers and rapists, Kersey's now killing mobsters connected to crack! He just keeps working his way up the food chain! There's a plot twist in this one too! Does it get any better than the Death Wish series? NO WAY! Nobody wreaks vengeance like Bronson! Wait until you see Death Wish 5!
Recommended for Charles Bronson fans, and fans of the Death Wish movies.
Gunner January 2008 "
Earl | Chicago | 01/30/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Right off the bat I just want to say that this is a unrealistic action movie and should be viewed as such. On the unrealistic action movie scale I give it a 4 if only because I thought some of the other Death Wish movies were a slightly more fun, but this is classic. When a would be rapists asks Kersey who he is we get the classic line: "Death"! Paul Kersey is just too cool!If you have never seen the Death Wish movies you are in for a treat. These movies are in a league of their own and this time around, Kersey is gunning for high powered drug dealers and he now has an arsenal stored behind his refrigerator! Leave your rational mind out of it and have fun with Death Wish 4."
There's a plot, but it's still AWESOME!!
Earl | 01/30/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The main 'problem' with Death Wish 4 is that there's a bit of a plot and that makes it a little different from the last 3 Death Wishes, but hell it's still a good time!! Having killed all muggers and rapists, Kersey's now killing mobsters connected to crack! He just keeps working his way up the food chain! There's a plot twist in this one too! Does it get any better than the Death Wish series? NO WAY! Nobody wreaks vengeance like Bronson! Wait til ya see Death Wish 5!"