Despite Lieutenant Frank Ochoa’s order to leave New York permanently in Un justicier dans la ville (1974), Paul Kersey is back in the city to visit an old friend after taking down Nirvana’s gang of savage thugs in Un justicier dans la ville N°2 (1982). But, death seems to follow the grizzled executioner, and after a shocking discovery, Kersey cuts a deal with the Police Chief, Richard Shriker: kill as many creeps as he wants, provided that he keeps the police informed. This time, Paul means business, and as the sadistic gang of the unhinged sociopath, Manny Fraker, terrorises the tenants of a run-down tenement building, and the entire neighbourhood, Kersey’s brand-new .475 Wildey Magnum alone is not going to cut it. Can “The Vigilante” bring peace back to the once-quiet region?
User Reviews: What a romp this is. The great Kersey (Charles Bronson), ignoring advice to lay low for a while (like ten years!), relocates his trigger finger and bad attitude to New York City.
A long sequence where Kersey runs the streets shooting at everything in sight redefines this as a crazy modern Western. All sense goes out the window and the angry vigilante’s original reasons for revenge fade slowly into the bullet-ridden background.
You get exploded thugs, burning cars, bodies through glass, dozens of bullet-riddled corpses and a lurid directing style that is perfect for the material.
Not as fine as DEATH WISH 2, but fine, nevertheless.