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Two desperate criminals (Danny Dyer and Tamer Hassan) race to raise $100,000 in just 24 hour hours in order to pay off a ruthless drug kingpin (Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson) in this stylish action thriller from writer/director Alex De Rakoff. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 10%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This budget-conscious, simplistically plotted and often cringingly performed crime caper is not quite as inauspicious a producing debut as one might have expected."
‑ Derek Adams, Time Out
"A little uncertain in tone, but brisk and likely to go down well with the patrons of Albert Square's Queen Vic."
‑ Philip French, Observer [UK]
"Too dark and cumbersome as a comedy, too weak and unlikely as a drama, this retro Ritchie wannabe has an eye-catching cast but can't decide between the cartoon and the kitchen sink."
‑ Matt Glasby, Film4
"Without a steady build of tension, 90 minutes ends up feeling like two hours. More like Dead Man Plodding."
‑ Stella Papamichael, Digital Spy
"It ticks all the right boxes for the Brit crime genre and won't disappoint fans of Guy Ritchie's oeuvre, even if it lacks the flair that once made the latter's films so popular."
‑ Toby Weidmann, Filmstar Magazine
"Hardly an unpleasant ride to take, but this is ultimately the epitome of disposable entertainment."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"The real issue is that these are all stock characters with nothing to say, which leaves them feeling stiff and uninteresting."
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"Dead Man Running feels like something cobbled together after a cynical producer saw Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and decided to cash in. Except it is ten years too late."
‑ Wendy Ide, Times [UK]
"Neither a total shambles or a triumph, it should appeal to fans of the cockney crime genre. Anyone else may find it a right pain in the Khyber."
‑ Chris Prince, Sky Movies
"About as entertaining as a goalless draw at Accrington Stanley."
‑ Christopher Tookey, Daily Mail [UK]
"If Guy Ritchie lost interest while making another cockney-geezer caper and tried to get himself sacked by deliberately turning in half-hearted work, the result of his non-efforts might look something like this film."
‑ Edward Porter, Sunday Times (UK)
"It has a quality cast, but we've run round this track too many times, while the script jogs from scene to scene without any surprises."
‑ Kim Newman, Empire Magazine
"It'll shift serious DVD units, and is not as bad as it could have been."
‑ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
"The combined effect is amiable rubbish embodied by Dyer, who continues to walk a tightrope between laughing stock and national treasure."
‑ Ellen E Jones, Total Film
"Alongside football hooliganism, mad cow disease and Joss Stone, the modern British crime movie may be the export of which we're least proud."
‑ David Edwards, Daily Mirror [UK]
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