Before the Devil Knows You're Dead Reviews

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November 17, 2011
September 18, 2008
The movie's title comes from the Irish toast, 'May you be in Heaven half an hour before the Devil knows you're dead.' Unfortunately, everyone in the film is running about 35 minutes late.
March 21, 2008
The film's director, Sidney Lumet, is 83 but he hasn't lost his feel for bleak New York stories programmed to end in tears.
January 11, 2008
In its relentless and uncompromising nastiness, cold-sweat tension and fear, its serious engagement with the idea of evil and sin and finally in the way it evolves, persuasively, into a kind of contemporary family tragedy, this is in a different league.
January 11, 2008
Superior fare, packed with insight and suspense.
November 28, 2007
As the Shadow used to say, the weed of crime bears bitter fruit, and Lumet has made a delicious pie out of it.
June 6, 2019
An unrelenting, knee-to-the-gut piece of filmmaking that features the year's best ensemble cast doing some of the very best work of their careers.
December 6, 2018
A superb, majestically morose crime thriller.
November 3, 2018
Sidney Lumet returns to the sort of form he showed in his heyday. It helps that we're on Lumet's favourite territory -- the heist gone wrong.
September 12, 2017
I enjoyed it all the way through the last second.
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