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.
September 4, 2007
An original, complex, and utterly gruesome revenge parable...
June 21, 2007
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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.
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.
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 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 12, 2006
Though the story is formulaic, the bleakly naturalistic performances give it an uncomfortable sting.
May 12, 2006
Meadows ... very slowly builds to a powerful climax for this arty cross between Straw Dogs and First Blood.
May 12, 2006
Like Park Chan-wook's Vengeance trilogy, it explores the nature of the beast of revenge, leaving the audience in a sweat of dread.
May 12, 2006
Pugnacious, poetic and compellingly raw, it's a simple but unforgettable look at the roots and costs of frontier justice at a time when frontiers no longer exist except in the hearts and minds of men.
May 12, 2006
With Dead Man's Shoes I can get the thrill of a guy in a gasmask taking an axe to a bastard, while also getting interesting characters and moral complications.
May 12, 2006
Meadows [makes] a stringy pulp premise into something personal and passionate which builds from relaxed comedy into existential dread...
Top Critic
May 10, 2006
Dead Man's Shoes is for the true connoisseur: a tight, well-made, evocative piece of filmmaking that recalls the extreme emotions in some of Sam Peckinpah's genre-benders about retribution and vigilante justice.
May 5, 2006
As anger sumlimation, it's a useful piece of work--the filmmakers wallow in their need for the drug of revenge.
April 24, 2006
Considine hawks a striking cipher, an avenging angel whose metaphysical communion with otherworldly energies is echoed in the film's unhinged, stewy surface.
April 3, 2006
Brit thriller, downbeat revenge story, but why can't the English learn to speak?
April 1, 2006
Disturbing, uncompromising and completely gripping.
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