Dead Man's Shoes
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Talented director Shane Meadows (A ROOM FOR ROMEO BRASS) teams up with fellow Brit Paddy Considine (IN AMERICA) for this exhilarating... Read More
Talented director Shane Meadows (A ROOM FOR ROMEO BRASS) teams up with fellow Brit Paddy Considine (IN AMERICA) for this exhilarating venture towards the dark edges of the human psyche. Considine plays Richard, a former military man who looks like life has chewed him up and spat him out in the most ugly way imaginable. As Meadows's film begins, Richard returns to his small home town along with his mentally challenged younger brother, Anthony (Toby Kebbell). It quickly becomes clear why Richard has returned: some years previously a gang of local thugs, led by the thoroughly unpleasant Sonny (Gary Stretch), tortured Anthony, and Richard is hell-bent on making them pay for their crimes. Meadows gradually allows Richard's psychotic tendencies and lust for revenge to unravel, crafting a number of scenes where Richard teasingly mocks Sonny and co. before delving into scenes of shockingly relentless violence. <br> <br> An unusual film for Meadows, who has mostly plied his trade as a director of wry British co... Minimize
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|Stars||Gary Stretch, Paddy Considine|
|MPAA Rating||Not Rated|
|Running Time||1hr 30min|
|Professional Reviews||(05/12/2006, p.E10, Laura Kern): "With its raw, grainy texture and forceful sense of urgency, Shane Meadows's unsparing revenge thriller DEAD MAN's SHOES is reminiscent of a kind of film prominent in the 1970's, most notably Sam Peckinpah's STRAW DOGS.", (07/01/2006, p.65, Wade Major): 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[G]ripping drama...thanks to a ferociously effective performance from Considine that turns the smallest of gestures and the gentlest of line readings into a controlled burn that takes no prisoners..."|
Product Review Summary
3 Reviews from Epinions.com
Apr 22, 2010
Top accolades to the brilliant Paddy Considine and Toby Kebell
Pros: Excellent performances all-round
Jan 8, 2011
Dead Man's Shoes - Lean-n-Mean Thriller
Pros: Considine and Kebbels. Great visual elements, enjoyable soundtrack. Decent take on the genre. Good suspense.
Cons: Poor performances, thick accents, tepid special effects, sluggish pacing.