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Blogcritics on V For Vendetta

Under the ringing anarcho-democratic maxim of “People should not be afraid of their governments, governments should be afraid of their people,” V For Vendetta is set in a futuristic totalitarian Britain, telling the story of a mild-mannered young woman (Natalie Portman) who is rescued from a life-and-death situation by a masked man (Hugo Weaving) known only as “V.”

Charismatic and skilled in the art of combat and deception, V ignites a revolution when he urges his fellow citizens to rise up against tyranny and oppression. As Portman’s character uncovers the truth about V’s background, she also discovers the truth about herself, and emerges as his unlikely ally in his plan to bring freedom and justice back to a society fraught with oppression, cruelty and corruption.

Also starring Stephen Rea and John Hurt, directed by James McTeigue, V For Vendetta is produced by Joel Silver, The Wachowski Brothers of the Matrix trilogy fame, and Grant Hill from a screenplay by The Wachowski Brothers, based upon the Vertigo comic book series.

Our reviewers have jumped into the fray:

Movie Review: V for Vendetta
Behind this mask is a man, and behind this man is an idea. And ideas are bulletproof.
Posted to Video by Jeliel on March 27, 2006 05:13 AM

Movie Review: V for Vendetta
Overwrought dialogue, convoluted back stories: exactly the kinds of things that would make the film a cult classic.
Posted to Video by Ray Wong on March 24, 2006 08:26 PM

Movie Review: V for Vendetta
This movie could have been so much more.
Posted to Video by DJ Freq on March 23, 2006 05:53 AM

Movie Review: V for Vendetta
A good cast and some occasionally brilliant dialogue add up to a whole that is less than the sum of its parts.
Posted to Video by Marty Andrade on March 21, 2006 12:59 PM

Box Office Update 3/17-3/19: Vendetta with a Vengeance
After a delayed release this movie sails to the top in it’s opening weekend.
Posted to Video by Chris Beaumont on March 21, 2006 12:24 PM

Movie Review: V for Vendetta
A movie to be seen on the big screen.
Posted to Video by Chris Beaumont on March 21, 2006 03:28 AM

Review: Validating V For Vendetta
V For Vendetta isn’t a flawless adaptation of Alan Moore’s graphic novel, but it tries harder than most hit movies to do arouse thought.
Posted to Video by Nik Dirga on March 20, 2006 06:56 PM

Movie Review: V for Vendetta
For someone of a strong libertarian persuasion, this film may well serve as a personal rallying cry as well as a satisfying tale.
Posted to Video by Film School Rejects on March 20, 2006 12:39 PM

Movie Review: This Vendetta Has An Agenda
Don’t mistake V For Vendetta for an ultra violent action film. It Is. But it will also make you think.
Posted to Video by Glen Boyd on March 19, 2006 01:00 PM

Movie Review: The Crimes Of V For Vendetta
Being no friend of the British political system, watching Parliament get ceremoniously blown to little chunks was a delicious tactile feast.
Posted to Video by William Gillis on March 18, 2006 01:58 PM

New Movies and Box Office Predictions: Featuring V for Vendetta
It doesn’t matter that Alan Moore doesn’t care for the adaptation; the more I see, the more I want.
Posted to Video by Chris Beaumont on March 17, 2006 07:02 AM

Movie Review: V For Vendetta
Mildly interesting tale but it doesn’t reveal the conspiracy in a satisfying way.
Posted to Video by Triniman on March 17, 2006 06:58 AM

Movie Review: V for Vendetta
A smart film that expands the limits of the action genre to include challenging political commentary.
Posted to Video by Chad Newsom on March 16, 2006 05:21 AM

Movie Magic 8-Ball: V Is For Vendetta
R Is For Review. And NHSTFY Is For Not Having Seen The Film Yet.
Posted to Video by Tiffany Leigh on February 27, 2006 06:01 PM

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