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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Colin Farrell
Noomi Rapace
Dominic Cooper
Terrence Howard
Directors
Niels Arden Oplev
Screenwriters
J.H. Wyman
Running Time
118 minutes

Dead Man Down
Bad title, good cast


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Plot
Victor (Farrell) has infiltrated a gang led by Alphonse (Howard), intent on avenging the deaths of his family. Beatrice (Rapace), Victor’s neighbour, tries to blackmail him into targeting a drunk driver who caused an accident which disfigured her.


Verdict
A pleasingly intricate double (or is it triple?) revenge plot anchored by excellent acting, with a terrific burst of action at the climax.


Reviewed by Kim Newman

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