V for Vendetta

Theatrical Release: March 17, 2006
V for Vendetta


Set against the futuristic landscape of totalitarian Britain, V For Vendetta tells the story of a mild-mannered young woman named Evey (NATALIE PORTMAN) who is rescued from a life-and-death situation by a masked man (HUGO WEAVING) known only as “V.” Incomparably charismatic and ferociously skilled in the art of combat and deception, V ignites a revolution when he urges his fellow citizens to rise up against tyranny and oppression. As Evey uncovers the truth about V’s mysterious background, she also discovers the truth about herself – and emerges as his unlikely ally in the culmination of his plan to bring freedom and justice back to a society fraught with cruelty and corruption.

Dove Review

This movie is like so many others made in Hollywood these days. It has an interesting story and some good moments, but the violence and language are very strong and do not allow us to award it the Dove Seal. The blood is sprayed in this one as the character of V, and his enemies, cause the early demise of many people. Viewers should know that besides the strong language and graphic violence, that there are a couple of scenes of two women kissing. Also, Evey dresses up as a young child and goes into a priest’s room and he thinks they are going to have sex. The scene definitely conjures up the idea that he would not refrain from child pornography. In addition, the leader of the country is a conservative and religious, but he desires power and he is corrupt. This film does not portray conservative religious people in a good light at all. Are all conservative religious people corrupt? Despite good performances from Hugo Weaving and Natalie Portman, this is not one for the family.

Content Description

Sex: Two women kiss. Evey kisses V while he wears his mask. A priest tries to force himself sexually on Evey.
Language: GD-2; OMG-2; G-11; JC-8; A-2; S-5; H-5; D-2; F-4; B-2; SOB-1; BS-1; slang word for oral sex is used; slang word for testicles.
Violence: I lost count of the number of murders. Lots of blood.
Drugs: Drinking of champagne.
Nudity: Showgirls scantily clad, cleavage, man from waste up in shower, partially nude painting in background in one scene.
Occult: None


Company: Warner Brothers
Writer: Andy Wachowski and Larry Wachowski
Director: James McTeigue
Producer: Grant Hill
Genre: Science-Fiction
Runtime: 132 min.
Industry Rating: R
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter