Written January 29, 2015
From the previews it looked pretty interesting but actually watching it turned out to be a different outcome. I wasn't totally disappointed but wasn't thrilled out my socks either...
Written February 27, 2015
After seeing a short trailer, I thought, how far could they take this story. I was admittedly drawn to it because Noomi Rapace was in there, and gave it a shot. And I am sure glad I did. There is so much more to this story than what was presented in the preview I saw. Great story, emotion, and plenty of action. Gals may swoon over Colin Farrell, but I never cared for him. After seeing this movie though, you can see he is an excellent actor worthy of praise. Noomi also brings another character to life with such realism you will not know that you are in a movie theatre. 10 out of 10.
Written September 30, 2014
This is one of the better movies so far this year of the similar genre. I've seen Gangster Squad, Bullet in the Head, and Broken City and they are very bad movies. Dead Man Down was semi-decent. The performances were somewhat forgettable. The movie wasn't as tense as it should have been. But the minor counterplot was a welcome. At least I don't feel like I was wasting my time going to the theater.
Written October 21, 2014
This movie moved very slow, and Terrence Howard pretty much was not in the film at all. Plot was terrible, and the story was horrible. Even the climax stunk. I give this film 1/2 a star. Don't waste your $.
Written November 23, 2014
Most directors would put half this movie on the cutting room floor to keep it moving. Here they using it as a filler. Hours of boring scenes going nowhere. Colin's character is also totally inept. He saves the life of the guy hes trying to knock off just to keep the movie going, whats the point. It should be a 5 minute movie. They fake romance between him and a lady, there is nothing there. Come in the last ten minutes, only good part.