Dead Man Down Synopsis
Colin Farrell and Noomi Rapace star as two strangers, irresistibly drawn to each other, whose mutual desire for revenge unravels in an escalating trail of violence.
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
Lumpy title, lively movie. Dead Man Down proves to be a frisky gangster flick cum elaborate thriller cum off-beat romance. Yep, there’s a...
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By James Berardinelli
The tone and pacing of Dead Man Down have a distinctly European flavor, which may explain why American viewers, used to having background...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
More of a character-etched mood piece than a tautly calibrated caper, Dead Man Down benefits from potent visuals and a compelling...
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Before it devolves into typical American-style action, there’s an intriguing, European-style complexity to Dead Man Down.
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By Mark Jenkins
J.H. Wyman's script is grim and fairly audacious, without anything so goofy as the silliest stuff in "Dragon Tattoo." The story involves...
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Before this urban revenge melodrama falls apart in a clatter of plot absurdities and pretensions, it has its loopy charms.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
As a gritty thriller, Dead Man Down doesn't stand out among its bullet-riddled brethren.
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Movie Nation

By Roger Moore
Rapace is all over the place with her performance — needy, then self-assured, enraged, then in love. The always feral Farrell seems as...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
The film has been directed in a murky, rhythmless fashion by Niels Arden Oplev.
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Slant Magazine

By Calum Marsh
The action merely meanders when it should be hurtling forward, running in circles when one expects it to head toward a conclusion or some...
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"Rabbits Don’t Come In Chartreuse:" One Of The Great Movie Lines Of All Time!

By Alon Patterson
"I'll Be Back," "Here's Looking At You Kid," "I'm Ready For My Close-up Mr. DeMille," and now: "Rabbits Don't Come In Chartreuse." This horrible movie is barely dull and that's being nice. Aside...


By rbj513
I saw it last night. There's only one main thing I can take from it...revenge. The character driven story was okay. The action scenes were powerful. I was surprised to see a WWE (wrestling)...

Dead Man Down

By stevendbeard
This is a crime drama about revenge and it's repercussions . Colin plays a man with revenge on his mind ; His wife and daughter are murdered and he wants Terrence [a criminal mob boss] to pay . He...

Incredible Film

By eshingn
A true classic crime film. A strong character based noir which will make you fall in love with the characters. Easily the best movie of 2013. I will see this movie again and add it to my...

DMD-Go see the movie

By homunculoid
Pleasantly dark with enough depth to keep you involved. If you don't want to play, you'll be bored. Farrell and Rapace are good enough to hold you there for the duration. Go see the movie....

Colin Farrell finally is in an Excellant Movie

By EpicProportion
I am a big fan of Colin Farrell but as of late he has been doing many remake movies that didn't do great. This movie is a huge step up!! This movie had no real flaws, it was extremely entertaining!!...

A beautifully done revenge film!!

By indiguin82
I had no idea what to expect from this film but I am pleased with the outcome. This film is awkward. . yes perfect awkwardness. There are moments when it's silent and the characters are uncomfortable...

Great daytime movie

By chris1103
I really liked this first American effort of the original swedish director of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. It is very confusing at the beginning and you don't really figure out what is going on...

Do not waste your money

By amkrol77
Probably the worst movie I've seen in a long time.....terrible dialogue and plot. Collin Farrell is horribly bad....he has long awkward stares throughout the movie, and makes me not want to see one...

Went with no expectations and was pleasantly surprised

By laruski
This was a really good movie. Well written, shot, directed and acted. I know these seem like dry terms to describe a movie but on the surface one might say that elements of the story are somewhat...

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Rated R | For Language Throughout, A Scene of Sexuality and Violence
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Solid revenge thriller has gun violence, other edgy content.
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