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Tormented by a crippling sense of responsibility for his disabled wife Samantha, an ex-policewoman who was a victim of gang violence, cable repairman Bruce channels his feelings of injustice into a dark and violent path of vigilantism. Donning riot gear and taking to the streets to right the seemingly infinite number of wrongs committed every day, Bruce becomes The Demolisher, a one-man wrecking ball tearing through a city blighted by crime and hatred. As his tenuous grasp on reality weakens with each foray into the urban decay that surrounds him, Bruce begins to find twisted refuge in his world of extreme violence. But his dangerously escalating anger may ultimately ...

  • DirectorGabriel Carrer
  • Runtime: 1 hr 25 min
  • StudioMPI Home Video
  • QualityHD

Reviews about The Demolisher

Hollywood Reporter
Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

One doesn't normally think of Toronto as having particularly mean streets, but they certainly look menacing in Gabriel Carrer's hyper-stylized take on the vigilante thriller.

Austin Chronicle
Richard Whittaker
Austin Chronicle

If you're looking for a slasher/vigilante mash-up ... Gabriel Carrer forges a powerful fusion in The Demolisher, a horror/crime melding that is both visceral and cerebral.

Film School Rejects
Rob Hunter
Film School Rejects

There is violence in The Demolisher, but the focus is more on its lingering effects than on its gratuitous display. Instead, the film's most affecting and powerful moments are those more concerned with the pain that comes in the silences after.

Georgia Straight
Adrian Mack
Georgia Straight

Muddled storytelling is just one of the reasons this generally undercooked vigilante flick ends up flat.

The Demolisher
The Movie Man
Vigilante film in the style of "Death Wish"...

“The Demolisher” is a vigilante film in the style of “Death Wish.” The title character is an ordinary cable repairman, Bruce (Ry Barrett), who is tormented by a crippling sense of responsibility for his wife, Samantha (Tianna Nori), an ex-policewoman who was attacked by a vicious gang and left disabled physically and emotionally. Bruce takes care of her dutifully but at night, while she’s asleep, he channels his sense of injustice into vigilantism, donning riot gear and taking to the streets to right the seemingly infinite number of wrongs committed each day. Bruce becomes The Demolisher, a one-man destructive force tearing through a city blighted by crime.The film is ...

The Demolisher
SDX
"..STYLISH OLD-SCHOOL REVENGE THRILLER.."

PLOT...Bruce (Ry Barrett) is an ordinary repairman tormented by a crippling sense of responsibility for his disabled wife Samantha, an ex-policewoman (Tianna Nori), the survivor of a gang-related assault. Bruce's increasing hyper-sensitivity to the injustice suffered by his wife steer him down a dark path of vigilantism, and with his rapidly disintegrating mental health, paranoia and overwhelming sense of doom, Bruce channels his inner rage towards a young woman, Marie (Jessica Vano) and finds refuge in a world of extreme violence. Both a character study and a psychological examination of trauma, The Demolisher is an unapologetic portrayal of what can happen when a fragile mind is pushed too far.This ...

The Demolisher
The Movie Guy
YOUR SERVICE IS AS USELESS AS YOUR WI-FI,

Bruce (Ry Barrett) is a cable guy and vigilante. His wife (Tianna Nori) was a victim of violence and he spends his spare time caring for her when he is not in riot gear knocking in the heads of a gang called the "Mandrills." We see him a beat up a few of them, some victim group therapy and then we see Bruce go off a cliff as he goes after people that don't quite come up to the bad guy level.The film was rather pointless as was Ry Barrett's character.Guide: F-word. No sex or nudity. 1 1/2 STARS

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