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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 18
Cast
Ethan Hawke
Albert Finney
Marisa Tomei
Philip Seymour Hoffman
Rosemary Harris
Directors
Screenwriters
Sidney Lumet
Kelly Masterson
Running Time
116 minutes

Before The Devil Knows You're Dead
Heist goes wrong – with a twist


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Before The Devil Knows You're Dead

Plot
Two brothers plan a heist of their parents' jewellery store. But as crimes like these tend to do, things go horribly, homicidally wrong, and no one is left unharmed – including one of the brothers’ wives.


Verdict
Bleak, brutal and quite possibly brilliant, this is a triumphant return to form for Lumet and further proof that Hoffman is on an incredible winning streak.


Reviewed by Helen O'Hara

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