Before the Devil Knows You're Dead Reviews

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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.
November 17, 2011
September 11, 2010
( ... ) so perversely fun that a few false notes-a pushy score and certain moments that veer toward a cheaper kind of melodrama-don't nag as much as they might have.
July 6, 2010
Before the Devil Knows You're Dead is an immensely disturbing and tragic morality tale, which focuses on the consequences and repercussions of a sinister act driven by greed.
August 27, 2009
Ferociously pleasurable
August 14, 2009
Suspense and action would be enough to seal this film, but the feeling of dread, that under different circumstances this could be us, makes this a heist picture for the ages.
August 14, 2009
Lumet proves he's still a master storyteller, and Philip Seymour Hoffman is fantastic.
April 23, 2009
No matter how irredeemable and pathetic the behavior of their characters might be, Hoffman and Hawke evoke a squirming recognition and empathy.
February 27, 2009
Lumet is still one of the best directors in the business.
October 18, 2008
Sometimes it feels like too much, but then again, Before the Devil Knows You're Dead is an exercise in piling it on, with each plot twist all but guaranteeing the absolute damnation of its struggling characters,
October 18, 2008
This is one of the most gut-wrenching thrillers in recent memory, and it features a real sucker-punch ending.
October 12, 2008
Si William Shakespeare viviera y fuera guionista, el resultado podría ser algo bastante parecido a esto.
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.
July 30, 2008
this somber reflection on crime is as much a breath of fresh air as any premier feature at a film festival.
June 8, 2008
Traz o peso de tragédia grega que Woody Allen buscou com sucesso apenas moderado em O Sonho de Cassandra.
May 3, 2008
Director Sidney Lumet digs deep into the tawdry souls, peeling back the layers of arrogance and anger and self-delusion until all that's left is fury and fear and hate.
May 1, 2008
Before the Devil Knows You're Dead won't do much for anyone's feelings about human nature, but it will definitely restore your faith in gritty crime movies.
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