Dead Man Down
Dead Man Down (2013)

Niels Arden Oplev, the acclaimed director of the original The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, makes his American theatrical debut with the new action thriller, DEAD MAN DOWN. Colin Farrell and Noomi Rapace star as two strangers who are… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: July 9, 2013
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Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
38%
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User Score
47%



Critic Score: 38% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: While the fine cast keeps Dead Man Down watchable throughout, the film is weighted down by absurd plot twists and a slack pace.

David Thomson
The New Republic

Suppose Armand Assante had played the mother, not as a father, as a mother. Suppose Isabelle Huppert had taken the Colin Farrell part. This may be no more than playful, but heaven knows Dead Man Down needs as much of that as it can get.

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Kyle Smith
New York Post

While a mob thriller can be as nasty as it likes, what it can't be is silly.

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Jack Giroux
Film School Rejects

The cast does all that they can, but, by the end, Dead Man Down plays as a confused, noble misfire.

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Trevor Johnston
Time Out

A way-too-leisurely thriller whose destination is fairly obvious from early on, but to which the talented cast apply themselves with effortful seriousness.

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Bilge Ebiri
New York Magazine/Vulture

More a dark fairy tale about vengeance than the action-packed crime thriller it purports to be, the film is at times exhilarating, bold, and beautiful -- when it's not busy being ludicrous, fragmented, and just plain stupid.

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Russell Hainline
Movie Mezzanine

It gives us no real themes to marinate upon, yet it gives us very little memorable action in which to revel. It's simply a mish-mosh and a shame.

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James Berardinelli
ReelViews

Explores a common ground for noir thrillers before stumbling and imploding in a climax that feels like it might have been hijacked from an Arnold Schwarzenegger movie.

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Nathan Rabin
AV Club

It takes forever to get going, unspooling its hopelessly convoluted, unwieldy plot for so long that it loses whatever marginal narrative momentum it possesses.

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Jason Best
Movie Talk

The plot and characters of pulpy revenge thriller Dead Man Down are pure B-movie stuff, yet stars Colin Farrell and Noomi Rapace lend the film unexpected class and conviction.

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Flixster Audience Score: 47% Flixster User Reviews
Cynthia S.
Maybe I am a newfound Colin Farrell fan? because I thought that this was a pretty darn good movie. This is a revenge pact, romance, thriller. Good chemistry… More
Chris Weber
This slick and stylish thriller marked the American theatrical debut of Niels Arden Oplev, director of the original The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, What we… More
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Josh Lewis
I had high expectations for this movie since it was reuniting Noomi Rapace with the director of her breakthrough role in the original The Girl with the Dragon… More
Manu Gino
Revenge is coming. Good Film! It's a movie that never loses sight of what it originally intends, nor does it pander to taste or pretend to be better than… More
Al S
An intensely crafted, hard-edged and razor-sharp action-packed edge of your seat thriller. It explodes with solid twist, engaging characters and surprisingly… More