Dead Man's Shoes Reviews

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May 6, 2019
Darkness and light co-exist throughout the film. By the end, we understand the only way for the light to shine on is if we can come to terms with the darkness in our hearts.
November 12, 2018
A very competent technical director replicating scenes of formulaic visual tableaux, all in the service of a slightly juvenile vigilante narrative.
September 4, 2007
An original, complex, and utterly gruesome revenge parable...
June 21, 2007
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March 1, 2007
Isn't a mess, but it's sure no competition for Winchester 73, Once Upon a Time in the West or even Kill Bill, films in which payback really is a bitch.
February 1, 2007
Startlingly powerful, slightly loopy take on the revenge flick . . . offers a wry authenticity that the too-stylish, tough guys and gals in Tarantino's wanna-be-epics of retribution can't exude.
November 10, 2006
The film is further proof that revenge, even when served as a cold dish as this is, ends up being far too chewy for a satisfying movie meal
October 13, 2006
What's intriguing is that Meadows makes us identify with these small-time hoods, even as he's setting up their executions.
August 4, 2006
Film plays as a quirky Brit riff on everything from U.S. slasher pics to revenge oaters but without Meadows' usual psychological complexity.
August 4, 2006
Though Meadows makes a lot of it, he mucks it up before it's over.
July 21, 2006
In a swift 86 minutes, director Meadows and co-writer/star Considine give us a methodical, handsome, emotionally intelligent version of the revenge flick.
July 7, 2006
The whole thing leaves a bad taste in your mouth.
July 1, 2006
Despite the fact that there is little left to the imagination, the movie is enthralling.
June 11, 2006
Atuaes formidveis (especialmente de Considine) em um filme moralmente ambguo que, ao mesmo tempo em que funciona como maravilhosa releitura de Carter, o Vingador, analisa a natureza retroalimentadora da violncia.
May 30, 2006
What makes it intriguing and eminently watchable is Considine's deft almost low-key portrayal of what is essentially an avenging angel.
May 20, 2006
In the end, the picture's more pulp than juice.
May 18, 2006
There's a hint of Shakespeare's goriest tragedies here, sucked dry of any attendant heart, emotional depth or compelling human interest.
May 13, 2006
For better or worse, this is a revenge saga that refuses to take sides.
May 12, 2006
Though the story is formulaic, the bleakly naturalistic performances give it an uncomfortable sting.
May 12, 2006
Unfortunately, the absence of emotionally engaging characters, combined with the cast's thick, unintelligible accents, undermines what could have been a taut and provocative exploration on the moral price of vengeance.
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