Dead Man Down

Dead Man Down

Dead Man Down

Colin Farrell and Noomi Rapace star in this revenge thriller, from director Niels Arden Oplev (The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo), as two strangers caught in a web of blackmail and deceit at the hand of a New York crime lord. Their mutual desire for payback triggers an escalating trail of mayhem.

2013Rating: R16, Violence,offensive language and sex scenes117 minsUSA
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Dead Man Down / Reviews

Variety

Variety

A derivative collection of brazen plot holes and latenight-cable cliches.

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Total Film

Total Film

A jagged, unbalanced (in every sense) revenge flick that nonetheless offers up twists and brooding noir-ness.

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Time Out

Time Out

A way-too-leisurely thriller whose destination is fairly obvious from early on, but to which the talented cast apply themselves with effortful seriousness.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

The movie might have been better if its director had played with the genre clichés stuffed in this turkey instead of going for straight-up action.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

It soon collapses into violent and boring nonsense.

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Little White Lies

Little White Lies

Any film in which Isabelle Huppert is cast and then given absolutely nothing to do is a crime against cinema.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

That crack cast still keeps things involving, especially Rapace's emotionally and physically disfigured Beatrice.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

A pleasingly intricate double (or is it triple?) revenge plot anchored by excellent acting, with a terrific burst of action at the climax.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

It takes forever to get going, unspooling its hopelessly convoluted, unwieldy plot.

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