Cinema: Mug Shooting


Directed by MICHAEL WINNER Screenplay by WENDELL MAYES

Death Wish starts out as if it were going to make extraordinary demands on the audience's ability to accept and sustain a fantasy. Right off, one is asked to believe that Charles Bronson, who usually acts as if he has trouble writing his own name, is an engineer of such skill and imagination that he can one-two-three redesign a housing development so that its aesthetic merits can be retained even as a soaring cost factor is brought into line. Soon enough, however, the film...

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