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A Vigilante had good intentions but thanks to the slow and awkward delivery of a familiar story, that it was tough to sit through but for the wrong reasons. The only redeeming value I could find was Olivia Wilde’s emotional performance.

 

 

A Vigilante
(2019)

Genre(s): Drama, Suspense
Lionsgate | R – 91 min. – $21.99 | May 28, 2019

Date Published: 06/13/2019 | Author: The Movieman


MOVIE INFO:
Directed by: Sarah Daggar-Nickson

Writer(s): Sarah Daggar-Nickson (written by)
Cast: Olivia Wilde, Morgan Spector
DISC INFO:
Features: Featurette

Slip Cover: Yes
Digital Copy: Yes
Formats Included: Blu-ray, DVD
Number of Discs: 2
Audio: English (DTS-HD MA 5.1)
Video: 1080p/Widescreen 1.85
Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish
Disc Size: 24.17 GB
Total Bitrate: 29.21 Mbps
Codecs: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A

Lionsgate provided me with a free copy of the Blu-ray I reviewed in this Blog Post.
The opinions I share are my own.


THE MOVIE — 2.0/5


Plot Synopsis: Give her a call, and she’ll give you justice. After escaping her violent husband, Sadie (OLIVIA WILDE) makes it her life’s mission to help free others in danger. Now, after months of rigorous training in survival skills, boxing, and lethal martial arts, Sadie is back with a vengeance.

Quick Hit Review: Generally I enjoy a good revenge film and A Vigilante seemed to fit the bill. On the surface it sounded something like The Equalizer or even Peppermint, which wasn’t all that great. Let’s just say I only wish this film was even close to the Jennifer Garner-led action-thriller. A Vigilante is a very very slow burn suspense-drama that takes more time lingering on shots or staying with a scene too long with no payoff either with the plot or character development.

The film was written and directed by Sarah Daggar-Nickson makes her directorial debut and I’m pretty sure I know what she was going for, a more down-to-earth exploration of the broken psyche of an abused woman who gathers the courage and strength to take back her life following an unspeakable event. However, even such a sorrowful incident, told brilliantly by Olivia Wilde’s Sadie character, still lacked some sort of a gut punch of emotion. As it was written, I’m not sure if this could’ve been better, problem is, Daggar-Nickson also has sole credit on the script.

Really, the sole reason I even gave A Vigilante a 2 out of 5 was because of Olivia Wilde’s tremendous performance, one that probably was emotionally draining. It’s unfortunate that did not translate to the screen thanks to some perplexing editing and, as mentioned before, long drawn out shots that served little purpose other than to test the viewer’s patience.

 

SPECIAL FEATURES – 1.5/5


This release comes with a matted slip cover and inside is a redemption code for the Digital HD copy. The only item included is Catharsis: Creating A Vigilante (17:43) making-of and behind-the-scenes featurette.

 


VIDEO – 4.0/5


A Vigilante takes on the Blu-ray where it’s presented with a 1.85 widescreen aspect ratio and a 1080p high-definition transfer. For the most part, the picture looks pretty good, detail is sharp throughout while colors are toned down in keeping with the more serious nature of the plot and the circumstances the main character is going through. There were no signs of artifacting, aliasing or other flaws and the natural noise was noticeable giving it a more authentic theatrical viewing experience.

AUDIO – 3.5/5


The disc includes a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track but the movie is pretty quiet and outside of some screams, is fairly low key. Dialogue does come out with fine clarity via the center speaker and some minimum of ambient noises, as well as the score, through the front and rear channels.

 


OVERALL – 2.0/5


A Vigilante had good intentions but thanks to the slow and awkward delivery of a familiar story, that it was tough to sit through but for the wrong reasons. The only redeeming value I could find was Olivia Wilde’s emotional performance but it’s not nearly enough to give the movie any sort of recommendation. Truly disappointed.

 

 

 

 

Check out some more 1080p screen caps by going to page 2. Please note, these do contain spoilers.

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