Sexy Beast (2000)
Critic Consensus: Sexy Beast rises above other movies in the British gangster genre due to its performances -- particularly an electrifying one by Ben Kingsley -- and the script's attention to character development.
Gary (Ray Winstone) is a former gangster who has made a modest amount of money from his criminal career. Happy to put his life of crime behind him, he has retired with his wife Deedee (Amanda Redman) to the sunny bliss of rural Spain, where he lives an idyllic life with his family and a few close friends. But Gary's contentment is ruptured by an unwelcome visitor from his past -- Don (Ben Kingsley), a former associate who has been hired to assemble a team of criminals to rob a heavily guarded bank. Don wants Gary in on the job, and is less than pleased by Gary's unwillingness to volunteer his services. What ensues is a battle of wills between the two men, with Don intimidating, prodding, and manipulating his onetime friend to get what he wants, forever changing the lives of those around him in the process. ~ Rebecca Flint Marx, Rovi … More
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Critic Reviews for Sexy Beast
The talented Glazer keeps things crisp, clean and purposeful. The only flab on this film is around the waist of its sybaritic hero, a working-class crook who has finally gotten a taste of the good life, and doesn't want to lose it.
From the off it's clear at once that Jonathan Glazer will be a ballsy, switched-on film-maker.
Stands head and shoulders above the late 90s flurry of British gangster movies. Stylish and confident and built upon a fearsome performance from Ben Kinglsey.
It's not just the ironic kick of watching the guy who played Gandhi get his rocks off on sociopathic violence. Ben Kingsley's Don Logan is one of cinema's all-time fearsome, loathsome villains - stalking even the frames from which he's absent.
Winstone e (especialmente) Kingsley carregam o filme com suas atuações magnéticas, enquanto Glazer confere charme à narrativa com sua abordagem bem-humorada. Infelizmente, o terceiro ato não sobrevive à ausência do personagem mais interessante do projeto.
Audience Reviews for Sexy Beast
One of the most enjoyable films of the decade and one of the very few where I really sympathized with the characters - even if some of them are cartoons.
It's kinda "The Long Good Friday" meets the domestic stuff in the Sopranos. Ben Kigsley is just wild and Ray Winstone is a truly lovable loser. All this and killer tunes.
An electric British gangster film with a slight grind house panache and a biting script. It's a lean and mean ride that is elevated by all the players involved, especially Kingsley and Winstone. Jonathan Glazer establishes himself as a unique voice with the engaging 'Sexy Beast'.
Sexy Beast Quotes
|Teddy Bass:||Where there's a will, and there is a fucking will, there's a way, and there is a fucking way.|
|Don "Malky" Logan:||Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes!|
|Gary "Gal" Dove:||I'm not into this any more.|
|Teddy Bass:||See, If I cared, Gal, if I fucking cared, if I gave a solitary fuck about Don... Get out of the fucking car!|
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