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Shallow Grave Reviews

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
November 18, 2016
An almost astonishingly interminable thriller...
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Christopher Long
Movie Metropolis
August 21, 2012
I'm not surprised that in my youth I thought Shallow Grave was a pretty cool movie. What surprises me now is that the adults at the time gave this ridiculous movie a pass.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Chris Sawin
July 20, 2012
"Shallow Grave" is a story that goes from bad to worse to nasty during its duration. The performances are solid as you can never get a clear read on anyone's motives right until it's about to be revealed. One of the most solid debuts anyone could ask for.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
June 22, 2012
While it is not a great film, it is a good first film, amply demonstrating Boyle's catchy visual flair and rat-a-tat sense of tempo, as well as Hodge's ear for dialogue and intuitive sense of character dynamics
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Rob Gonsalves
September 23, 2007
At some point, ordinary human compassion must take up the slack. Boyle isn't a zippy enough director to make up for what's missing. No one is.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Emanuel Levy
February 1, 2007
This stylish, exhilarating feature debut Scottish director Boyle shows impressive command over the film medium. It's new type of British film, more influenced by Tarantino and the Coen brothers than any British tradition--Boyle is a talent to watch.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Gregory Weinkauf
September 27, 2005
Impressive cast fails to redeem rather overrated movie.
| Original Score: 2/5
Michael Dequina
July 11, 2005
Nasty, mean-spirited, and heartless--perfect qualities for a thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
October 11, 2004
Horrific fun!
| Original Score: 4/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
September 9, 2004
Regardless of how one feels about the film, there's no denying that it's absolutely brilliant as a cinematic calling card.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Widgett Walls
August 19, 2004
Smart and twisted with a nice ensemble.
| Original Score: 4/5
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum
June 26, 2004
An excellent little thriller!
| Original Score: 4/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
August 9, 2003
Bristles with excitement.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Neil Smith
April 17, 2001
A savagely entertaining neo-film noir.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Peter Rainer
Los Angeles Times
February 13, 2001
Class has its place, but some of us prefer our cut-'em-ups a little more lowdown.
Scott Renshaw
Scott Renshaw's Screening Room
January 1, 2000
Eccleston's intense performance and a few nasty little twists make it a thriller that keeps you watching, guessing and squirming.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
A reasonably enjoyable (for those captivated by this sort of thing) black comedy/noir thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic
January 1, 2000
The three ... especially Fox--do well.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Since no reasonable person can remotely hope to identity with Juliet, David or Alex, the whole case drops through.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Mark Dinning
Empire Magazine
January 1, 2000
Brilliantly implicit, relentlessly paced, hilariously dark and underpinned by a central moral dilemma guaranteed to tease long after lights out.
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