I'll Sleep When I'm Dead
I'll Sleep When I'm Dead (2004)

For I'll Sleep When I'm Dead, director Mike Hodges re-teams with Trevor Preston, the respected British television writer with whom he made a series of documentaries for ITV back in the 1960s. The film also brings the director… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: February 18, 2004
DVD Release Date: November 16, 2004
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Critic Score: 43% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

Languorous, elliptical and dull.

Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune

This is Owen's picture. He broods, he seethes, he plots. Sometimes he even speaks, but it's not necessary. One glance from Will is enough to send chills down anyone's spine.

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Antonia Quirke
London Evening Standard

Hodges films London restlessly, as though searching for some kind of relief. We are taken from cafés to flats to streets to houses to morgues to garages, in short unsentimental scenes while he drums up an odd, powerful mood of apprehensiveness.

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Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle

Matching the movie's restrained style, Owen is extraordinarily still, and all the more riveting because of it.

Gary Dowell
Dallas Morning News

Unfortunately, the characters and their motivations are so poorly defined that the story seems vague and incomplete.

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Harry Guerin
RTÉ (Ireland)

While the performances are excellent and the Get Carter-in-reverse plot is intriguing, this is a film where atmospherics triumph over the script.

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Rex Reed
New York Observer

A tight, well-made, evocative piece of filmmaking for true connoisseurs of gangster movies that is unnerving, yet completely sure of every step it takes.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

Those with the patience to adapt to its pace will find rewards.

Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Alberta)

I'll Sleep When I'm Dead deftly traces the sad, steady pulse just under the skin of things . . . the lingering images etching out their own fitting epitaph.

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Flixster Audience Score: 35% Flixster User Reviews
Clive Owen, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Brian Croucher, Charlotte Rampling, Malcolm McDowell, Marc O'Shea, Damian Dibben DIRECTED BY: Mike Hodges It… More
matt sigur
The film left with unanswered questions. And the fact that I could multi-task while watching wasn't a good indicator. Nonetheless, Owen is good, and… More
Lady D'arbanville
Utterly boring! It shows no sign of excitement until more than half way through. The best part of the film is definitely near the end.
Brett Warren
I'm sure there are other films that have wasted their great casts as miserably as this, I just can't think of any right now. Clive Owen's… More

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