Dead Man Down (2013): Audience Likewise

Posted in Reviews by - September 08, 2013
Dead Man Down (2013): Audience Likewise

The title of this film, Dead Man Down, shouldn’t be taken lightly as it actually acts as a forewarning to any unsuspecting viewer oblivious to the fact Colin Farrell has been let loose on a studio set, once more.

Once again the moody Irish actor gives his trademark silent-but-simmering performance complete with an emotional depth which would make Brad Pitt’s acting seem on par with that of Anthony Hopkins.

The story revolves around Noomi Rapace blackmailing gangster Victor (Colin Farrell) into murdering the man who maimed her in a car crash, while Victor also works on his own revenge scheme involving the men who murdered his own family.

Although dubbed as a psychologically thriller, the only psychologically effects which then ensue are unfortunately those which are meeted out on the unfortunate audience in this plodding, dull piece of claptrap.

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Hi, My name is James Atticus and I have had a keen passion for movies ever since being blown away while watching 'A Trip to the Moon' back in 1902. Hardly surprisingly, I am a big sci-fi and horror fan, although my love of film extends throughout all the genres. One of my favourite quotes about cinema was told to me by Alfred Hitchcock, who said: "For me, the cinema is not a slice of life, but a piece of cake." To which I replied, "Don't mind if I do!"

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