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I'll Sleep When I'm Dead Reviews

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Harry Guerin
RTÉ (Ireland)
April 19, 2005
While the performances are excellent and the Get Carter-in-reverse plot is intriguing, this is a film where atmospherics triumph over the script.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
February 10, 2005
I'll Sleep When I'm Dead deftly traces the sad, steady pulse just under the skin of things . . . the lingering images etching out their own fitting epitaph.
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times
January 4, 2005
...ended up sending us to slumberland a good deal sooner than the title implied.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
November 18, 2004
Atmospheric post-noir film of the London underworld that never amounts to much of anything.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Tony Medley
September 24, 2004
Next time Mike Hodges wants to make a movie, I would suggest he shoot it in total darkness and drop the dialogue.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/10
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
September 8, 2004
[S]trip[s] the mobster film down to its bare essentials, and the result is stark and relentless...
David Elliott
San Diego Union-Tribune
September 3, 2004
Ace noir title, OK noir movie.
| Original Score: 3/4
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
August 23, 2004
...a kind of inside-out noir, a stately film about the sad progress of a diminished and sad but still frightful and dangerous monster.
| Original Score: B-
Dan Lybarger
Kansas City Star
August 20, 2004
Hodges and Preston have a commendable attitude, but with the thin story and shallow characters, even the right idea doesn't seem as interesting as it should be.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
August 13, 2004
Predictable to a fault.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 13, 2004
... Hodges is the kind of director who can breathe new life into old material with an offhand, deceptively minimalist approach.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune
August 13, 2004
Too often sleepwalks to its inevitable finish.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Judith Egerton
Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)
August 13, 2004
In the end, it is the complex aura surrounding Owen's character...that stay with the viewer long after the threads of the story have unraveled in one's mind.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
August 12, 2004
Though the film is your basic revenge tale, it moves at such a snail's pace that the visceral excitement of the genre is nowhere to be found.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Lewis Beale
Film Journal International
August 8, 2004
A film whose pacing gives new meaning to the term 'sluggish,' and actually makes the charismatic Owen seem boring.
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
August 8, 2004
This sad, dark movie moves across the screen like a sleepwalker, aloof and belonging neither to this world nor the next.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Top Critic
Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
August 6, 2004
Languorous, elliptical and dull.
| Original Score: 2/4
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
August 6, 2004
Hodges' films are grinders and chiselers. Dry and satisfying.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Phoebe Flowers
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
August 5, 2004
Maddeningly shapeless.
| Original Score: 2/4
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
August 5, 2004
While "Get Carter" had the visceral nastiness of an electric guitar solo, "I'll Sleep When I'm Dead" is more like a mournful jazz riff, atmospheric and unresolved.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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