Vigilante Diaries

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Vigilante Diaries
Vigilante Diaries poster.jpg
Directed by Christian Sesma
Produced by Mike Hatton
Written by Paul Sloan
Christian Sesma
Starring Paul Sloan
Quinton Rampage Jackson
Kevin L Walker
Michael Jai White
Jason Mewes
Michael Madsen
Music by Kevin Reipl
Cinematography Anthony J. Rickert-Epstein
Edited by Eric Potter
Distributed by Anchor Bay Entertainment
Release date
June 24, 2016
Running time
107 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Vigilante Diaries is a 2016 action film directed by Christian Sesma and starring Paul Sloan, Quinton Rampage Jackson, Michael Jai White, Jason Mewes, and Michael Madsen. It was based on a 2013 web series of the same name. Critics' reviews were mostly negative.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

Vigilante Diaries originated as a web series which starred Jason Mewes, Kevin L Walker, and Paul Sloan. Funding for the series was partially raised via the crowdfunding website Chill and the series aired on the USA Network in 2014, but was cancelled after only seven episodes.[1][2] In 2014 production began on a film that would see Mewes, Walker, and Sloan returning. Other actors included Quinton Rampage Jackson, Michael Madsen, Michael Jai White, and Noel Gugliemi.[3][4] Chavo Guerrero, a professional wrestler, played Tex-Mex.

Release[edit]

The film internationally distributed by Anchor Bay Entertainment. The film was theatrically released in select theaters on June 24, 2016 and was released on VOD, DVD, and Blu-ray on July 5, 2016.[5][6]

Reception[edit]

The film was met with mostly negative reviews. The film received a 17% from critics on Rotten Tomatoes[7].

A reviewer for the Los Angeles Times wrote that "Vigilante Diaries never rises above what it is: a bunch of frenetic shootouts and fight scenes unencumbered by plot."[8]

Kam Williams of Baret News Wire reviewed the film stating, "Despite the fact that this high-octane thriller never made any sense, I must confess that it held me in its thrall from start to finish purely on the strength of the over-stimulation of its incessant visual capture."[9]

Edward Douglas of Film Journal International subtitles his review as "Writing and direction below the level of a standard videogame make for an almost unwatchable action thriller."[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Packham, Chris. "Vigilante Diaries". LA Weekly. Retrieved 2016-10-01. 
  2. ^ Graser, Marc (2013-07-03). "Jason Mewes' 'Vigilante Diaries' Provides New Twist on Crowdfunding: Build a Fanbase While Asking for Money". Variety. Retrieved 2016-10-01. 
  3. ^ Murthi, Vikram. "Vigilante Diaries Clip: Michael Madsen & Paul Sloan Duel Over Vid Chat". IndieWire. Retrieved 2016-09-02. 
  4. ^ Morales, Wilson (2016-07-01). "Michael Jai White Talks Vigilante Diaries". Blackfilm.com. Retrieved 2016-09-02. 
  5. ^ "Anchor Bay Announces 'Vigilante Diaries' - Bloody Disgusting!". 2016-05-24. Retrieved 2016-09-02. 
  6. ^ "Anchor Bay releases "Vigilante Diaries" in June". World Film Geek. 2016-05-20. Retrieved 2016-09-02. 
  7. ^ Vigilante Diaries, retrieved 2017-12-17 
  8. ^ Murray, Noel (June 23, 2016). "Nonsensical 'Vigilante Diaries' goes gonzo". LA times. Retrieved 2016-09-02. 
  9. ^ "Ex-Black Op Agents Go Rogue in High Body-Count Revenge Thriller - Baret News Wire". 2016-06-20. Retrieved 2016-09-02. 
  10. ^ "Film Review: Vigilante Diaries". 2016-06-23. Retrieved 2016-04-03. 

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