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

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Rated: R
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Release Date: March 8, 2013
DVD Release Date: July 9, 2013
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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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Matthew Bond
The Mail on Sunday (UK)

There's just far too much going on; too much for the film to be believable.

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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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Anna Smith
Metro (UK)

Dead Man Down isn't deeply satisfying but is well filmed and performed - and proof you can make a workable New York thriller with a bunch of Europeans.

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James Berardinelli

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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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

An innocuous, unappealing and in the end an absurdly violent revenge gangster film.

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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