Dead Man Running
Dead Man Running (2009)

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… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: October 30, 2009
DVD Release Date: August 17, 2010
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Critic Score: 14% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Poor performances, stiff dialogue, flat characters, and an unimaginative stab at the mood of the Guy Ritchie crime caper make Dead Man Running into a hooligan tale with little to offer.

Derek Adams
Time Out

This budget-conscious, simplistically plotted and often cringingly performed crime caper is not quite as inauspicious a producing debut as one might have expected.

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Philip French
Observer (UK)

A little uncertain in tone, but brisk and likely to go down well with the patrons of Albert Square's Queen Vic.

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Matt Glasby

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.

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Michael Dequina

Hardly an unpleasant ride to take, but this is ultimately the epitome of disposable entertainment.

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Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

The real issue is that these are all stock characters with nothing to say, which leaves them feeling stiff and uninteresting.

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Wendy Ide
Times (UK)

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.

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Edward Porter
Sunday Times (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.

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Kim Newman
Empire Magazine

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.

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Peter Bradshaw

It'll shift serious DVD units, and is not as bad as it could have been.

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Flixster Audience Score: 51% Flixster User Reviews
Lady D'arbanville
My predicted rating: 3 stars If I said I watched a film about some friends in London who borrowed £100k and have a time limit in which to pay it back to some… More
Roy Gutteridge
To be fair, as Danny Dyer movies go, Dead Man Running is better than average, thanks to his likeable chemistry with Hassan and a lively, if predictable plot.… More
Cynthia S.
First of all, don't pass on this because 50 cent is listed in the cast. He has about 7 min of scenes...and trust me, that's more than enough. This… More
Alexander Wilson
Really good British gangster, adventure caper. Has some really well deserved nominations of stars from the papers.
Al S
A smart, stylish, funny and hugely enjoyable crime-thriller. An edgy, fun and cool as hell adrenaline-pumping thrill-ride. It packs a great amount of twist,… More
Jamie Clarke
Brilliant fast paced film, Good simple story, Good cast and a nice twist at the end, Well worth a watch.