Director: Michael Winner
Starring: Charles Bronson, Deborah Raffin, Ed Lauter, Martin Balsam, Gavan O'Herlihy
More info: IMDb
Tagline: If He Can't Find Justice ... He'll Make His Own!
Plot: Architect/vigilante Paul Kersey arrives back in New York City and is forcibly recruited by a crooked police detective to fight street crime caused by a large gang terrorizing the neighborhoods.
My rating: 7.5/10
Will I watch it again? YES!
Bronson = Badass! He doesn't say much...he doesn't have to.
This time they've thrown logic out the window and because we all know what Bronson's current purpose in life is, we accept that he's a badass killing mother fucker and he doesn't need much of an excuse to keep doing what he does best - wasting punks that don't deserve to breathe. Say, that reminds me, why is it Hollywood insists that inner city gangs look like lame-ass rejects from a failed Broadway musical? Huh? Someone explain that one to me 'cause I gotsta know!
Regardless, Bronson fucks their shit up and good. I love how he gets a rocket launcher through the mail. Classic. He's in one man army mode and no one slips through his manly fingers. This is great exploitation they way it should be.
All I ask in these flicks is what they delivered - a badass lead, a flimsy excuse for a plot, some nudity and lots of bloodshed. While DEATH WISH 3 departs a little from its predecesors, it does exactly what you want and expect from a Bronson film of this era - it delivers the goods.