• Released
  • March 8, 2013
  • R , 1 hr 58 min
  • Suspense/Thriller
  • 825 Fan Ratings
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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63

ReelViews

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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60

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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60

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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55

NPR

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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50

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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50

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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38

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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38

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
The film has been directed in a murky, rhythmless fashion by Niels Arden Oplev.
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25

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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Rated R | For Language Throughout, A Scene of Sexuality and Violence
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 16+ Solid revenge thriller has gun violence, other edgy content.
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