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Dead Man Down Reviews

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J. Olson
April 9, 2016
Not all of it hits its mark, but when the picture starts to gain momentum at the hour mark, its distinctiveness sets in. And it's almost startling.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Jason Best
Movie Talk
September 22, 2013
The plot and characters of pulpy revenge thriller Dead Man Down are pure B-movie stuff, yet stars Colin Farrell and Noomi Rapace lend the film unexpected class and conviction.
Bill Gibron
Film Racket
July 8, 2013
It's more American nightmare than any manner of dream.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Blake Howard
2UE That Movie Show
June 4, 2013
Dead Man Down is Oplev demonstrating the same great cinematic sense he did with Millenium Series, and that revenge is never a straight line, it's a thorny bramble.
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
May 20, 2013
The plot takes a bit too long to get any traction and consequently the film feels rather long. Still, I like the fusion of Hollywood and European filmmaking sensibilities
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
May 20, 2013
Colin Farrell and Noomi Rapace are a knockout combination, their relationship grounded on a knife's edge of destruction
May 6, 2013
It's a modern-day, edgy love story at heart ... The climatic ending ... is pretty spectacular ... Though nothing new, it's beautifully realised and shot.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Common Sense Media
May 3, 2013
A sturdy potboiler that's directed with a European sense of space and rhythm, accepting of character flaws, and generous with time for characters to breathe and develop at their own pace.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rich Cline
May 3, 2013
Here's yet another preposterous action movie that's made watchable by a skilful director and an engaging cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Turner
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
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.
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
March 13, 2013
There's a small writing problem.
Jackie K. Cooper
March 13, 2013
Once again Farrell is better than the material he is given - so is Rapace.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Andrea Chase
Killer Movie Reviews
March 8, 2013
Though rife with elements that will get it categorized as an action flick, this film aspires to be a psychological thriller as well, and it almost succeeds.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Kristian Harloff
Schmoes Know
March 8, 2013
F. Murray Abraham and Armand Assante are criminally underused, but this is an engrossing film that has a well-told story and for that I'd say it makes a good outing at the theater or a great rental option.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Kofi Outlaw
March 8, 2013
Dead Man Down is two-thirds of a film for the arthouse/indie crowd with a third leftover for the mindless action-lover.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Kam Williams
March 8, 2013
Though the wheels gradually come off the increasingly-preposterous production, all is forgiven on account of the convoluted adventure's compelling storyline, arresting special f/x, and satisfying, if farfetched resolution.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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