Sexy Beast
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Gary (Ray Winstone) is a former gangster who has made a modest amount of money from his criminal career. Happy to put his life of crime behind him, he has retired with his wife Deedee (Amanda Redman) to the sunny bliss of rural Spain, where he lives an idyllic life with his family and a few close friends. But Gary's contentment is ruptured by an unwelcome visitor from his past -- Don (Ben Kingsley), a former associate who has been hired to assemble a team of criminals to rob a heavily guarded bank. Don wants Gary in on the job, and is less than pleased by Gary's unwillingness to… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 86%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The talented Glazer keeps things crisp, clean and purposeful. The only flab on this film is around the waist of its sybaritic hero, a working-class crook who has finally gotten a taste of the good life, and doesn't want to lose it."
‑ David Ansen, Newsweek
"A marvelously suspenseful character study wrapped up in a refreshingly tight crime film."
‑ Jay Boyar, Orlando Sentinel
"Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes!"
‑ Stephen Carty, Flix Capacitor
"When you get the chance, give this one a look."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"A film that takes a familiar premise -- in this case, a retired thief who is asked to pull one last job -- and makes it exciting again through the use of interesting characters, elegant camerawork and exhilarating storytelling."
‑ Joe Lozito, Big Picture Big Sound
"From the off it's clear at once that Jonathan Glazer will be a ballsy, switched-on film-maker."
‑ , Time Out
"One of the more interesting efforts in its genre, though it has been somewhat overrated."
‑ Andrew Sarris, New York Observer
"Stands head and shoulders above the late 90s flurry of British gangster movies. Stylish and confident and built upon a fearsome performance from Ben Kinglsey."
‑ , Film4
"Winstone e (especialmente) Kingsley carregam o filme com suas atuações magnéticas, enquanto Glazer confere charme à narrativa com sua abordagem bem-humorada. Infelizmente, o terceiro ato não sobrevive à ausência do personagem mais interessante do projeto."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"A fun gangster film, telling the tale of you-can-never-really-leave that The Godfather, among others, championed so well."
‑ Jason Gorber, Film Scouts
"Aside from [Glazer's] visual flair and gallows humor, he's still subtracted much more than he's added."
‑ Joshua Katzman, Chicago Reader
"The most original and entertaining crime thriller since The Limey."
‑ Terry Lawson, Detroit Free Press
"It's not just the ironic kick of watching the guy who played Gandhi get his rocks off on sociopathic violence. Ben Kingsley's Don Logan is one of cinema's all-time fearsome, loathsome villains - stalking even the frames from which he's absent."
‑ Nick Rogers,
"This slight-seeming but trim and absorbing British import deepens in your head the more you chew it over later."
‑ Rob Gonsalves,
"An astonishing underwater robbery scene highlights this amazingly staged and acted film. A must-see."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
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