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While the fine cast keeps Dead Man Down watchable throughout, the film is weighted down by absurd plot twists and a slack pace. Read critic reviews

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Rising gangland player Victor (Colin Farrell) infiltrates the criminal empire run by Alphonse (Terrence Howard), but his aim is not to accumulate prestige and power. Instead, Victor's mission is to make Alphonse pay for destroying his once-happy life. Victor's machinations have not gone unnoticed; Beatrice (Noomi Rapace), his neighbor, watches and waits. When she uncovers Victor's secret, she threatens to expose him unless he helps her carry out her own campaign of revenge.

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J.H. Wyman
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Stuart Ford
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Deepak Nayar
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Brian Kavanaugh-Jones
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Ori Marmur
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Reid Shane
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Michael Luisi
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Paul Cameron
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  • Jun 29, 2015
    Recovering from a serious car accident that has left her scarred, Beatrice(Noomi Rapace) spends nearly all of her time in the apartment she shares with her mother(Isabelle Huppert). Gradually, Beatrice is starting to come out of her shell, starting with her sending a note to Victor(Colin Farrell) who lives across the way from her, asking to meet him. It is there that she reveals her motives are much less romantic than about revenge, which she feels Victor can help her with. "Dead Man Down" is a finely tuned neo-neo-noir that is helped greatly by the excellent chemistry between Noomi Rapace and Colin Farrell playing characters brought together not so much by vengeance as by loneliness. Along these same lines, mood is very important here, as the movie has a dimmed color scheme, which gives New York City the feeling of always being draped in shadows. But sometimes the movie can go a little too far in that hazy direction, as I'm still not exactly sure who F. Murray Abraham is supposed to be playing here.(To be fair, I feel the same about him in "Homeland.") That's not to mention an ending that it probably doesn't deserve, following a cliched climax.
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  • Jan 24, 2014
    This is a chick flick disguised as a thriller/action movie, absolutely boring and had no point. Plus, I would say that the biggest "twist" in the movie is given away in the first half hour of the movie. Honestly don't watch it, and if you do, don't say you weren't warned.
    Chris H Super Reviewer
  • Nov 25, 2013
    Solid action/crime film. Of course, it has its issues, but overall I feel like Dead Man Down has a good story, great cast, and an awesome climax. Check this out.
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  • Oct 16, 2013
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