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Opening

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18% When The Game Stands Tall Aug 22
8% Are You Here Aug 22
96% Love Is Strange Aug 22

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34% The Expendables 3 $15.9M
32% The Giver $12.3M
20% Into The Storm $7.9M
65% The Hundred-Foot Journey $7.2M
65% Lucy $5.5M
39% Step Up: All In $2.7M
61% Hercules $2.1M

Coming Soon

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—— As Above/So Below Aug 29
86% The Congress Aug 29
67% Life Of Crime Aug 29

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100% Doctor Who: Series 8
18% Intruders: Season 1

New Episodes Tonight

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86% The Knick: Season 1

I'll Sleep When I'm Dead Reviews

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Harry Guerin
RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)

While the performances are excellent and the Get Carter-in-reverse plot is intriguing, this is a film where atmospherics triumph over the script.

Full Review Source: RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland) | Original Score: 2/5

April 19, 2005
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)

I'll Sleep When I'm Dead deftly traces the sad, steady pulse just under the skin of things . . . the lingering images etching out their own fitting epitaph.

February 10, 2005
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times

...ended up sending us to slumberland a good deal sooner than the title implied.

Full Review Source: New Times

January 4, 2005
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Atmospheric post-noir film of the London underworld that never amounts to much of anything.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: C

November 18, 2004
Tony Medley
tonymedley.com

Next time Mike Hodges wants to make a movie, I would suggest he shoot it in total darkness and drop the dialogue.

Full Review Source: tonymedley.com | Original Score: 0/10

September 24, 2004
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher

[S]trip[s] the mobster film down to its bare essentials, and the result is stark and relentless...

Full Review Source: Flick Filosopher

September 8, 2004
David Elliott
San Diego Union-Tribune

Ace noir title, OK noir movie.

Full Review Source: San Diego Union-Tribune | Original Score: 3/4

September 3, 2004
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

...a kind of inside-out noir, a stately film about the sad progress of a diminished and sad but still frightful and dangerous monster.

Full Review Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | Original Score: B-

August 23, 2004
Dan Lybarger
Kansas City Star

Hodges and Preston have a commendable attitude, but with the thin story and shallow characters, even the right idea doesn't seem as interesting as it should be.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4

August 20, 2004
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

Predictable to a fault.

Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City | Original Score: 2/4

August 13, 2004
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal

... Hodges is the kind of director who can breathe new life into old material with an offhand, deceptively minimalist approach.

Full Review Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal | Original Score: B

August 13, 2004
Sean Means
Salt Lake Tribune

Too often sleepwalks to its inevitable finish.

Full Review Source: Salt Lake Tribune | Original Score: 2/4

August 13, 2004
Judith Egerton
Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)

In the end, it is the complex aura surrounding Owen's character...that stay with the viewer long after the threads of the story have unraveled in one's mind.

Full Review Source: Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY) | Original Score: 3/4

August 13, 2004
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly

Though the film is your basic revenge tale, it moves at such a snail's pace that the visceral excitement of the genre is nowhere to be found.

Full Review Source: Las Vegas Weekly | Original Score: 2/5

August 12, 2004
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle

This sad, dark movie moves across the screen like a sleepwalker, aloof and belonging neither to this world nor the next.

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 2.5/5

August 8, 2004
Lewis Beale
Film Journal International

A film whose pacing gives new meaning to the term 'sluggish,' and actually makes the charismatic Owen seem boring.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

August 8, 2004
Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
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Languorous, elliptical and dull.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 2/4

August 6, 2004
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star

Hodges' films are grinders and chiselers. Dry and satisfying.

Full Review Source: Arizona Daily Star | Original Score: 3/4

August 6, 2004
Phoebe Flowers
South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Maddeningly shapeless.

| Original Score: 2/4

August 5, 2004
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

While "Get Carter" had the visceral nastiness of an electric guitar solo, "I'll Sleep When I'm Dead" is more like a mournful jazz riff, atmospheric and unresolved.

Full Review Source: Capital Times (Madison, WI) | Original Score: 3/4

August 5, 2004
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