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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Hugo Weaving
Natalie Portman
Stephen Fry
John Hurt
Sinead Cusack
Tim Pigott-Smith
Stephen Rea
Rupert Graves
Directors
James McTeigue
Screenwriters
Andy Wachowski
Larry Wachowski
Running Time
132 minutes

V For Vendetta
The Wachowski-led adaptation of Alan Moore's graphic novel.


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V For Vendetta

Plot
In the not-too-distant future, Britain has become a fascist, totalitarian state, its population cowed and apathetic. But the nation receives a wake-up call when mysterious masked terrorist "V" (Weaving) blows up the Old Bailey and calls for the citizens to rise up against their oppressors.


Verdict
Setting out more to challenge us with its ideas than make us whoop at the action, Vendetta can be clumsy, but there are enough impressive flourishes to make up for its stumblings.


Reviewed by Dan Jolin

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