Dead Man's Shoes Reviews

November 12, 2018
A very competent technical director replicating scenes of formulaic visual tableaux, all in the service of a slightly juvenile vigilante narrative.
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.
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
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 7, 2006
The whole thing leaves a bad taste in your mouth.
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
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.
May 12, 2006
A poor fit for anyone. And that includes even the undiscriminating gorehounds looking for yet another bloody slice of payback.
May 12, 2006
A violent and grungy film about revenge.
May 11, 2006
the film is a failure ... does nothing new or especially radical with the normal revenge flick
May 11, 2006
Despite some hints at conscience and humanity, Dead Man's Shoes is a typical slasher film at the core.
May 9, 2006
Dead Man's Shoes is all about revenge, but in trying to be one of those serious revenge films that questions violence while indulging in it, it manages to keep virtually all the characters unsympathetic and uninteresting.
March 24, 2005
It's as though there are two completely different films uncomfortably mixed into one and they're just fundamentally incompatible.
October 19, 2004
Dead Man's Shoes is never less than watchable, thanks to Considine's performance, but it's never really engaging either and there's a definite sense of the end not justifying the means.
October 6, 2004
The ending feels like a desperate attempt to inject some emotion into the film. And it just doesn't work.
October 6, 2004
The film is filled with deeply unpleasant and stupid people whose vapid speech is largely incomprehensible due to thick regional accents.