Reviews

Jun 5, 2010
Hardly an unpleasant ride to take, but this is ultimately the epitome of disposable entertainment.
Nov 6, 2009
If Guy Ritchie lost interest while making another cockney-geezer caper and tried to get himself sacked by deliberately turning in half-hearted work, the result of his non-efforts might look something like this film.
Nov 6, 2009
A little uncertain in tone, but brisk and likely to go down well with the patrons of Albert Square's Queen Vic.
Nov 4, 2009
The real issue is that these are all stock characters with nothing to say, which leaves them feeling stiff and uninteresting.
Oct 30, 2009
It has a quality cast, but we've run round this track too many times, while the script jogs from scene to scene without any surprises.
Oct 30, 2009
This budget-conscious, simplistically plotted and often cringingly performed crime caper is not quite as inauspicious a producing debut as one might have expected.
Oct 30, 2009
Too dark and cumbersome as a comedy, too weak and unlikely as a drama, this retro Ritchie wannabe has an eye-catching cast but can't decide between the cartoon and the kitchen sink.
Oct 30, 2009
Dead Man Running feels like something cobbled together after a cynical producer saw Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and decided to cash in. Except it is ten years too late.
Oct 30, 2009
It'll shift serious DVD units, and is not as bad as it could have been.
Oct 30, 2009
Without a steady build of tension, 90 minutes ends up feeling like two hours. More like Dead Man Plodding.
Oct 30, 2009
Neither a total shambles or a triumph, it should appeal to fans of the cockney crime genre. Anyone else may find it a right pain in the Khyber.
Oct 30, 2009
The combined effect is amiable rubbish embodied by Dyer, who continues to walk a tightrope between laughing stock and national treasure.
Oct 30, 2009
It ticks all the right boxes for the Brit crime genre and won't disappoint fans of Guy Ritchie's oeuvre, even if it lacks the flair that once made the latter's films so popular.
Oct 30, 2009
About as entertaining as a goalless draw at Accrington Stanley.
Oct 30, 2009
Alongside football hooliganism, mad cow disease and Joss Stone, the modern British crime movie may be the export of which we're least proud.
Oct 30, 2009
This British gangster movie has nicked the style and plot of Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels, well, er, lock and stock.
Oct 30, 2009
Is there any way of stemming the flow of post-Guy Ritchie cockney crime comedies? Would, say, sticking Danny Dyer's head on a pike somewhere in Bethnal Green be enough of a deterrent? Because I for one would be willing to pay that price.
Oct 30, 2009
Dead Man Running feels like the last gasp of the Guy Ritchie dodgy deals and diamond geezers genre.
Oct 30, 2009
The scenes between Blethyn and Davis could be a film in themselves: Blethyn's pitch-perfect performance being this clock-ticker's one outstanding element.
Oct 30, 2009
To be fair, as Danny Dyer movies go, Dead Man Running is better than average, thanks to his likeable chemistry with Hassan and a lively, if predictable plot.