Give her a call, and she’ll give you justice. After escaping her violent husband, Sadie (Olivia Wilde) makes it her life’s mission to help free others in danger. Now, after months of rigorous training in survival skills, boxing, and lethal martial arts, Sadie is back with a vengeance in this fight-packed action-thriller.

Studio: Lionsgate
Year: 2019
Release Date: May 28, 2019
Run time: 91 minutes
Rating: R

Audio: DTS-HD MA lossless 5.1 mix
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Disc Spec: 1 BD50
Region: A

Sadie (Olivia “Life itself” Wilde) is a female version of Joaquin Phoenix in “You were never really here”. Victims call her and first say an agreed phrase and then state their personal details and home situation. And Sadie doesn’t let any grass grow under her feet. In no time she appears at the door of the person concerned and she takes care of the situation. The first fragment she makes it clear to an abusive businessman how things will continue from then on. It’s quite shocking. One moment Sadie looks at a confident, arrogant person who doesn’t tolerate contradiction. Let alone from a woman. The next moment you see the same person beaten up, anxiously agreeing with the requested requirements and leave the house with a clear message. And that message is to never return. I had to fight the urge to start cheering, but I wouldn’t mind if there were more ladies like Sadie walking around on this globe.

Movie Quality: 8/10

Print/Audio Quality

The print is presented in 1080p/AVC MPEG-4 with a 1.78:1 aspect ratio. The visual style used here comes off very well. Color management is excellent with the style that is being used in the film. Colors are bold, vibrant, and pop off the screen. Fleshtones are natural looking with some excellent details. If you want to show off a film that takes advantage of Blu-ray this is it considering that details are out of this world. Black levels are rather deep. ‘A Vigilante’ is one detailed film due to strong color management and deep blacks. There are no blemishes on this print at all, it looks clean with a subtle use of grain throughout the film.
Video Quality: 9.5/10

The audio is presented in DTS-HD MA lossless 5.1 mix. This mix offers dynamic the sound effects and the soundtrack takes advantage of all the surrounds. From gun shots to action heavy sequences, you will feel like the action is taking place right in your living room. Bass management is also well done in this film. With the film split between action and dialogue, voices come through the center channel rather clean.
Audio Quality: 9/10

Special Features

  • Catharsis: Creating A Vigilante

Special Features: 6/10

Final Thoughts

Go in it open-minded. You’ll either like it, or hate it, or think “eh.” It depends on who you are and what you like. It’s a tough watch, but it was nice to see and to be exposed to.
Overall Rating: 7/10