Personal Film Favorites: Death Wish 4: The Crackdown (youtube.com)
The official trailer for Death Wish 4

Released November 6'th, 1987. While doing better than the previous as far as critics go, the film brought in a pathetic $6.88 million at box office compared to it's $5 million budget. Fans of the films were left cold and confused at the new direction this film took and it is considered the weakest of the franchise.

This film is about Paul's answer to the war on drugs. The film is quite dark and very uncomfortable at times. You even begin to dislike Paul as he turns borderline serial killer for pleasure.

The film does not hold back in it's message with the (at the time) Crack/Cocaine epidemic sweeping the U.S. and it's very blunt on how someone thinks it should be handled. The problem is that Paul blurs the line between grey area vigilante and murder for pleasure.

Prepare yourself for the darkest installment of the franchise and hold on tight, it's going to be a bumpy and at times not wanted ride.

Personal Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Director: J. Lee Thompson
Paul Kersey: Charles Bronson
Karen Sheldon: Kay Lenz
Music: Trailer Exclusive