Dead Man Down Movie Reviews
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I was way confused about this film and I am not exactly sure if I liked it or hated it. All i know is that I was not bored for a minute, probably because I was trying to figure out what in the world was happening. I recommend you see this film just to later explain to me what it was really about. I liked Farrell’s and Rapace’s performances, I was intrigued by their relationship and how it unfolded. I did not enjoy the moodiness of the film, I understand that it was part of the atmosphere that the director was trying to create but i did not find it appealing. I enjoyed action scenes but hated the dialogue, like I said before, I am torn about this film.
My boyfriend wanted to see this movie and I was not very happy about it but decided to give it a try. This movie way way too violent for my taste and way too moody, I did not like it and I do not think it is worth seeing in the theaters. I thought that the film was not original, it was full of cliches and plot holes, but my boyfriend did not seem to care about that and he loved the film, go figure. In my opinion, this film was no different from any of the films in this genre and I found the film to be quite silly. Overall, I think the movie was not worth my time and you will be better off renting it.
When I heard the director of "Girl with the Dragon Tatoo" was making his American debut, I knew I wanted to see this. I thought it would be a thrilling psychological drama with some action scenes. It is, but the ending kind of goes typical Hollywood with a big chase scene that involves a goon thug (Colin Farell) and his boss played by Terrence Howard. The story is that the big boss had Victor's family killed and Victor has slowly and surely been plotting his revenge. He is about to off the big bad guy when a woman sees him commit a murder and she blackmails him into helping her get her revenge. It's a weird story about revenge and why people get such bloodlust but I think it's something work examining. In the end I would give this movie a B. The story could have been better but the actors are fantastic, especially Noomi Rapace and Terrence Howard.
Colin Farrell movies are usually not my cup of tea, but this one is actually pretty decent. I would rank it as a C movie only for the first hour before it goes into Stallone brainless brawn territory and everyone and their mother seems intent on killing everyone else. The whole premise is a bit absurd, I admit, but few things are more interesting than what makes human beings tick and this movie tries to scratch the surface of that notion before giving up on it entirely. The scene stealer in this one, oddly enough, is the heroine Beatrice (Noomi Rapace) who doesn't have much to do in terms of fight sequences but really plays her part with the utmost of conviction and makes you believe that she is a woman who thinks she is disfigured when really she is anything but. I also like the whole angle with her and her mother. This is Terrence Howard's best role in years and should resuscitate his flailing career.
This is a movie that in its first 45 minutes shows tremendous promise. Then, suddenly, its makers decide to forego anything innovative and play by the tried and tested ancient formula of revenge action thrillers that are only about revenge and action and thrill very little indeed.
Alphonse Hoyt (Terrence Howard) is a shadowy underworld don whose life is under threat. Someone (or something) is after him and his band of merry thugs. One of his thugs is Victor (Colin Farrell).
Victor, it turns out, is the one who is secretly tormenting Alphonse. He wants to avenge the murders of his family that Alphonse had carried out. He has spent years carefully crafting the perfect vengeance…. When suddenly he meets Beatrice (Noomi Rapace) who is also seeking revenge against the man who disfigured her in a car accident.
Beatrice blackmails Victor into helping her after witnessing him strangle a man. It’s all very fascinating in what makes human beings seek revenge instead of forgiveness (or even plain justice) but the movie stops at this point to engage in an almost endless series of gangster fights. It goes from highbrow to kick ass and without warning. It’s like watching two versions of the same movie, one infinitely better than the other.