Death Wish was directed by acclaimed film director Michael Winner, who has recently been in the infamous esure commercials. It stars Charles Bronson, whom was very famous at the time, having starred in The Magnificent Seven and The Great Escape.
Paul Kersey (Charles Bronson) is an architect who served in the Korean war, he is happily married and has a daughter who is also happily married. One day his wife and daughter are brutally attacked and raped inside there own home, causing his wife to die and his daughter to be in a state of shock. When the law seem clueless and extremely unhelpful, Paul decides to take matters into his own hands after purchasing a gun. He soon becomes a famous vigilante who’s identity is unknown yet his reputation precedes him, after the crime rate goes down by 50% thanks to Paul striking fear into those who prey on the innocent.
Death Wish is a good film, Bronson is on top form and the plot speaks for itself. There are a further four Death Wish films all of which star Bronson. That isn’t to say this film is without it’s flaws, it’s quite slow in the beginning and takes it’s time to get going.