Sexy Beast Synopsis
A criminal reluctantly agrees to return to London from retirement to help former associates.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Wesley Morris
A vicious horror flick with an actual beast and someone who just acts like one.
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100

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Carries so much impacted menace and visual narrative gamesmanship that it brought back some of the excitement I felt nearly a decade ago...
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90

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Kingsley creates an unforgettable monster. Acting rarely gets this hypnotically explosive.
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88

Chicago Tribune

By Robert K. Elder
A noir masterpiece with Oscar-caliber performances, Sexy Beast slowly turns up the heat until we squirm.
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88

Miami Herald

By Curtis Morgan
It is a riveting and memorable performance and Kingsley finds subtlety in Logan where there doesn't seem to be any.
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88

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
Noir has never been this bright.
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
These are hard men. They could have the "Sopranos" for dinner, throw up and have them again.
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88

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Desmond Ryan
Glazer has a daring sense of story structure that ratchets up the suspense, and his sense for sardonic black comedy is unerring.
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80

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Appeal lies on the bright, shiny surface of its ostensibly simple plot, and in its rat-a-tat-tat language, which often sounds like...
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75

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
Slightly misshapen and unbalanced, with a few loose ends, a few extraneous dream sequences. But there's something going on all the time.
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Rated R | For Strong Violence, Some Sexuality and Pervasive Language