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Shallow Grave Reviews

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November 28, 2017
What makes the film fascinating, and exciting, is its marriage of British setting and American, B-movie format. It is as if Edgar G Ulmer or Robert Siodmak had been reborn in Scotland.
November 15, 2017
The violence in the film, in particular, is briskly and harshly managed, without either half-heartedness or gloating. But a little further along, cogency starts falling apart for good.
November 18, 2016
An almost astonishingly interminable thriller...
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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
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
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
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
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+
September 27, 2005
Impressive cast fails to redeem rather overrated movie.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
July 11, 2005
Nasty, mean-spirited, and heartless--perfect qualities for a thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
October 11, 2004
Horrific fun!
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
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
August 19, 2004
Smart and twisted with a nice ensemble.
| Original Score: 4/5
June 26, 2004
An excellent little thriller!
| Original Score: 4/5
August 9, 2003
Bristles with excitement.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
April 17, 2001
A savagely entertaining neo-film noir.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 13, 2001
Class has its place, but some of us prefer our cut-'em-ups a little more lowdown.
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
January 1, 2000
A reasonably enjoyable (for those captivated by this sort of thing) black comedy/noir thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
The three ... especially Fox--do well.
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