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Dead Man Down Reviews

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July 22, 2016
The movie looks great and has some fun action scenes, but that can't help it escape its boring, lifeless script, uninteresting characters and mediocre performances.
May 13, 2016
Colin Farrell kicks ass in this movie!
½ April 6, 2016
Didn't keep my interest despite the cast.
½ March 18, 2016
An excellent movie for those who enjoy a story that makes them think. Those who judge a movie on the number of car chases, explosions and deaths per minute probably won't enjoy it.
½ December 23, 2015
Takes forever getting started And once it does its a pretty average thriller. Great cast and lots of twists but comes off silly with Collin Farrell have Die Hard like abilities.
½ November 29, 2015
11/29/2015: A decent flick. The cast was very good and the story was interesting.
½ August 27, 2015
Wish I could 2hrs of my life back
August 19, 2015
Ok action but to long not great story feels like I saw it before
August 3, 2015
Great cast. But the movie was very dull and boring. It moved at a slow pace. Tried to like it but I couldn't.
July 23, 2015
Was just eghhh. Couldn't really get into this one at all. Nothing new at all, nothing really that made me go wow or anything unexpected. Just kind of there for me.
July 2, 2015
once u actually figure out what's going on it picks up. sum solid Action sequences n Farrell kicks ass in this flick. maybe I just wasnt paying attention early but I was a bit lost up until half way in
Super Reviewer
½ June 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.
½ June 11, 2015
While at times hamstrung by shitty dialogue, this movie has some inspired scenes of violence. Colin Farrell used to suck early in his career, but I'm looking forward to seeing him in "True Detective" Season 2.
June 4, 2015
It could have been more. I'm expecting more from this film as much as I am excited to see Naomi Rapace and Oplev in the big screen again. The "Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" series was a phenomenal and now a big break for Oplev as a film maker to make it bigtime though, it disappoint me on this one. Strictly the dialogue and the script is just ridiculous to watch and very flat at times. Execution is there but the acting is horrendous from time to time. Though the action scenes are intense and good but overall, easily forgettable. 3 out of 5.
May 14, 2015
Would have been better if it wasn't for the final shoot-out.
May 3, 2015
pyscho bitch... not that great.
½ May 2, 2015
Stutters a little towards the end, but otherwise a very impressive revenge flick.
April 30, 2015
I enjoyed this, it could be slow but that Colin Farrell is good looking and that's what really held my interest.
April 25, 2015
½ April 24, 2015
not bad. not great but not bad
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