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Dead Man Down Reviews

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Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
May 3, 2013
It soon collapses into violent and boring nonsense.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Nigel Floyd
Film4
May 2, 2013
A lifeless attempt to fuse a taut crime thriller and a complex psychological drama.
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express (UK)
May 2, 2013
You are left feeling sorry for the actors who do their best, including Britain's Dominic Cooper, wasted as a dorkish gangster colleague of Victor's.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
May 2, 2013
Oplev, who made The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, can do this stuff in his sleep and somnambulism is largely the style here.
Robbie Collin
Daily Telegraph (UK)
May 2, 2013
This is too dull to function as a thriller and too silly to qualify as anything else.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Tim Evans
Sky Movies
May 2, 2013
A disappointingly by-the-numbers revenge yarn unspieled at great length ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Martyn Conterio
Little White Lies
May 2, 2013
Any film in which Isabelle Huppert is cast and then given absolutely nothing to do is a crime against cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
May 2, 2013
Visual style and strong characters aren't enough to make up for a deeply flawed script that fails to make logical sense.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
May 2, 2013
Scrapes a pass thanks to offbeat performances and a couple of enjoyably preposterous action sequences.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Damon Smith
Birmingham Post
April 30, 2013
Dead Man Down is gripping.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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Trevor Johnston
Time Out
April 30, 2013
A way-too-leisurely thriller whose destination is fairly obvious from early on, but to which the talented cast apply themselves with effortful seriousness.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Paul Gallagher
The List
April 30, 2013
This convoluted thriller's nondescript title is a pointer to its flaws: unfocused and overlong, its swill of criminal characters and sub-plots feel like an unfinished work-in-progress ...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Kim Newman
Empire Magazine
April 28, 2013
A pleasingly intricate double (or is it triple?) revenge plot anchored by excellent acting, with a terrific burst of action at the climax.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Ken McIntyre
Total Film
April 22, 2013
A jagged, unbalanced (in every sense) revenge flick that nonetheless offers up twists and brooding noir-ness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
Movies With Butter
March 15, 2013
The brightest attraction in this gripping potboiler is the cast, which is loaded to the gills with high pedigree actors like Isabelle Huppert, who comes just shy of stealing the show as Rapace's comically deaf mother.
Kimberley Jones
Austin Chronicle
March 15, 2013
When an early shootout erupts with a reggae-beat score, it's clear this director sees carnage as nothing more than an opportunity for music-video production values.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
March 13, 2013
There's a small writing problem.
Jackie K. Cooper
jackiekcooper.com
March 13, 2013
Once again Farrell is better than the material he is given - so is Rapace.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Rick Kisonak
Film Threat
March 13, 2013
I'm not sure what the attraction was supposed to be here - plot holes and pretentious patter?
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
March 11, 2013
A noirish, rather ugly crime melodrama with pretensions that never get past pulp cliche.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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