John Doe: Vigilante

2014

Action / Crime / Thriller

241
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 40%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 50%
IMDb Rating 6.6 10 7716

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Cast

Jamie Bamber as John Doe
Lachy Hulme as Ken Rutherford
Ditch Davey as Detective James Clint
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752.26 MB
1280*720
English
R
24.000 fps
1hr 33 min
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English
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24.000 fps
1hr 33 min
P/S 6 / 13

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Michael Ledo 8 / 10

Killing is easy. Living with it is hard.

The film opens with John Doe (Jamie Bamber) in jail granting an interview to a reporter (Lachy Hulme). He is accused of killing 33 people, all of which "deserved killing." The list included pedophiles, murderers, and wife beaters all repeat offenders. 20 minutes into the film we discover Mr. Doe was a social worker, who knew the victims or his victims. As time goes on copycat killers arise as "Speak for the Dead" spring up across the world.

This was an interesting film that engages the viewer with questions about justice and the legal system. At one point it equates vigilante action with war. At another point it asks, if the vigilante kills because he enjoys killing then is he a hero or part of the problem? The role of the media is criticized and questioned. The film was done rather well, and leave it to the Aussies to come up with a heartfelt slasher. Nice surprise ending too.

Perhaps the most unbelievable aspect of this film was that events that happened in Australia somehow were of interest worldwide. Like that would happen.

Parental Guide: F-bomb. No sex or nudity.

Reviewed by spocktom 6 / 10

Thought provoking but disturbing.

I understand the rage people might feel if the justice system lets them down...if legal technicalities let an offender walk free from court or a rapist is not convicted because there is no material evidence. This film deals with an even more controversial area of pedophilia and the main character, John Doe, makes it his life's work to execute as many pedophiles and child killers as possible.

Now most of us would cheer his actions, being that pedophiles are the lowest of the low in terms of human society but the film challenges us to think of the whole legal system as a total failure unable to dispense true justice and that the only true justice comes at the hands of vigilantes. To me and I bet many others this is dangerous territory. Once you start to disassemble our legal system...once you have no jury system...no rules of evidence...no procedural rules you are left with lynch mobs and kangaroo courts where an accusation is enough to see one hanged. This puts us one step away from savagery where anyone could make an accusation and a group could just decide to do you in without any real evidence at all. That's not the type of world I would like to live in because not only would justice cease to exist but democracy as well. So before you all choose the cheer the protagonist on in this movie think about what the director/writer seems to be advocating... a world without an organised police force or legal system. Is that what you really want?

Reviewed by donaldricco 8 / 10

unexpected like!

I happened to pick this movie as I was just browsing through the selections of "free" movies on our on demand cable page. And I'm glad that I did! I really like revenge type movies, and this one does not disappoint! However, it does differ from the straight up killing/mayhem that some of this genre get into. This film has more of a political/social component that combines John Doe's actions with the state of the society around him. And with that, society's effect on him, and then, his effect on society! And, for my tastes, there is the killing for revenge too!

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