Dead Man's Shoes Reviews

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.
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.
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 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
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
Meadows [makes] a stringy pulp premise into something personal and passionate which builds from relaxed comedy into existential dread...
May 11, 2006
Despite some hints at conscience and humanity, Dead Man's Shoes is a typical slasher film at the core.
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 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.
October 6, 2004
The film is filled with deeply unpleasant and stupid people whose vapid speech is largely incomprehensible due to thick regional accents.
October 6, 2004
A thorny take on the morality of crime and punishment, it's a back-to-basics guerrilla production that sees Meadows heading back to familiar gritty territory.