Dead Man Down

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Dead Man Down

Niels Arden Oplev (2013)

112min
15 Certificate
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Our Score
This two-pronged revenge thriller stars Colin Farrell as a man who infiltrates the gang responsible for the deaths of his wife and daughter, plotting grisly justice for kingpin Terrence Howard and his henchmen. When neighbour Noomi Rapace witnesses Farrell murder one of the bad guys, she threatens to go to the cops unless he also kills the drunk driver who disfigured her in an accident. Danish director Niels Arden Oplev (who directed Rapace in the original The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) adds a few European flourishes to a solid noir premise, but the constant need for dialogue to fill in an unnecessarily complicated backstory tends to interrupt the pace of the film. Farrell is relatively charismatic as the numbed but determined avenger, but Howard and Rapace's roles are frustratingly one-dimensional.

Summary

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Cast & Crew

Victor Colin Farrell (2)
Beatrice Noomi Rapace
Alphonse Terrence Howard
Darcy Dominic Cooper
Valentine Isabelle Huppert
Lon Gordon Armand Assante
Gregor F Murray Abraham
Ilir James Biberi
Director Niels Arden Oplev
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Other Information

Language: English, French, Hungarian, Albanian, Spanish +subtitlesColourTheatrical distributor: MomentumGuidance: Violence, swearing, a sex scene.Available on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 3 May 2013
Drama