Dead Man's Shoes
Dead Man's Shoes (2006)

Richard has always protected his simple-minded little brother Anthony. When Richard leaves the rural village where they have grown up to join the army, Anthony is taken in by Sonny, a controlling and vicious local drug dealer and his gang… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: May 12, 2006
DVD Release Date: September 5, 2006
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Critic Score: 57% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Though enhanced by cramped, gritty camerawork, this unsettling look at violence and revenge lacks the provocative edge needed to give it a substantial kick.

Derek Elley

Film plays as a quirky Brit riff on everything from U.S. slasher pics to revenge oaters but without Meadows' usual psychological complexity.

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Jessica Reaves
Chicago Tribune

There's a hint of Shakespeare's goriest tragedies here, sucked dry of any attendant heart, emotional depth or compelling human interest.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Film Threat

An original, complex, and utterly gruesome revenge parable...

Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

In a swift 86 minutes, director Meadows and co-writer/star Considine give us a methodical, handsome, emotionally intelligent version of the revenge flick.

Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

A poor fit for anyone. And that includes even the undiscriminating gorehounds looking for yet another bloody slice of payback.

Joseph Proimakis
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly

In the end, the picture's more pulp than juice.

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Lou Lumenick
New York Post

Meadows ... very slowly builds to a powerful climax for this arty cross between Straw Dogs and First Blood.

Lewis Beale
Film Journal International

Isn't a mess, but it's sure no competition for Winchester 73, Once Upon a Time in the West or even Kill Bill, films in which payback really is a bitch.

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Flixster Audience Score: 91% Flixster User Reviews
Michael S
Revenge stories are a dime a dozen in the cinematic landscape; a subject often used but rarely to the effect of director Shane Meadows' "Dead… More
Unknown Hobo
An amazingly heart felt and empowering slasher flick that puts the method back into the madness and for once, gives us a killer with a motive and small budget.… More
Eric Alvarez
The ultimate story of revenge. This movie is powerful and gripping in every way. It is saddening in many parts, and will make you think twice before you ever… More
Lorenzo von Matterhorn
<i>"God will forgive them. He'll forgive them and allow them into Heaven. I can't live with that."</i> A disaffected soldier… More
Lady D'arbanville
Gritty, emotionally powerful, raw and what British Films should be made of. With an almost frightening reality to it, none of the cast could be faulted. This… More
Melvin White
I couldn't get into Dead Man's Shoes. I hated the way it was presented. It felt to me as if a group of inexperienced friends got together and decided… More