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  1. Jérémy Poirier's rating of the film Before the Devil Knows You're Dead

    "Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong." I think that Murphy's Law really sums up this heartbreaking crime story that gradually destroys one family in what is legendary Sidney Lumet's final film. Its troubled and lost characters and family tragedies have nothing to envy to a Shakespeare tale. It is brilliantly played by the whole impressive cast, especially Hoffman, Hawke and Finney. A strong 4.5 stars.

  2. FISCHER's rating of the film Before the Devil Knows You're Dead

    >>> A plus de quatre-vingt printemps et pas moins d'une bonne quarantaine de longs métrages à son actif, le sémillant Sidney Lumet nous revient avec un énergique thriller domestique qui dénote une efficace et rude connaissance du métier et confirme la rigoureuse présence scénique d'un acteur exceptionnel (l'incontournable Philip Seymour Hoffman). www.cinefiches.com

  3. Alvise Narduzzi's rating of the film Before the Devil Knows You're Dead

    Un inesorabile crescendo di svolte impreviste in quello ideato come il proverbiale "piano perfetto". Sceneggiato benissimo il deragliamento delle vite dei due fratelli Hanson, mentre corrono al riparo dai colpi scagliati dalle loro stesse scelte sbagliate e da un fato impietoso. La cinepresa di Lumet danza tra le crisi finanziarie e le soluzioni improvvisate, in un film di gran spessore narrativo.

  4. MistaRichard's rating of the film Before the Devil Knows You're Dead

    What starts out as just another movie about "heist-gone-wrong" develops into an intricate plot about familial dysfunction and people trying to make ends meet. The movie constantly toys with oversaturated and overexposed shots, filling the canvas with a pale, but distinct, blue tone. Every character matters and you never feel as if you're watching subplots or secondary roles. In short: Lumet is a genius.

  5. Dalibor's rating of the film Before the Devil Knows You're Dead

    Appealing in the way how it evolves, rather than about what. Relying on editing technique that isn't all that original (e.g. early Tarantino), but perfectly paced with a school of film framing hidden beneath, film comes off like a mosaic of emotions. Some critics were bothered by too much melodrama coming in too late, but I found "late revelations" to be the exact point for a story structured in this manner.

  6. Christopher McQuain's rating of the film Before the Devil Knows You're Dead

  7. Ethan's rating of the film Before the Devil Knows You're Dead

    A very strong film from Sidney Lumet featuring a lot of strong performances from Hoffman, Hawke, Tomei, and Finney. Any movie that opens with Marisa Tomei naked, it's going to be a good film.

  8. Sara Gaspar's rating of the film Before the Devil Knows You're Dead

  9. Inês Lopes's rating of the film Before the Devil Knows You're Dead

  10. Andrew Miller's rating of the film Before the Devil Knows You're Dead

  11. Mtume Gant's rating of the film Before the Devil Knows You're Dead

    What a great to finish by one of American Cinema's greatest masters. Sidney just knew how to make great movies! Such a heartbreaking tragedy and one of Hoffman's best.

  12. jonijtr's rating of the film Before the Devil Knows You're Dead

    Such An Underrated Lumet American Suburban Crime Work! Love 2007 For Cinema!

  13. Thomas's rating of the film Before the Devil Knows You're Dead

  14. Ryuu Baron's rating of the film Before the Devil Knows You're Dead

  15. RoRoRoro's rating of the film Before the Devil Knows You're Dead

  16. Illusion Travels By Streetcar's rating of the film Before the Devil Knows You're Dead

    "What better place to explore gay subtext than an all-male prison?" http://illusionpodcast.blogspot.com/2015/05/episode-59-dark-side-of-sidney-lumet.html

  17. Sinfjötli's rating of the film Before the Devil Knows You're Dead

    A Shakespearian tragedy in the Suburbs of America. A thoroughly well-written screenplay made excellent by some superb acting. Hoffman and Hawke acutely counterpoint one another as the two brothers who will go to any length to get the money they need.

  18. Yumi Kaioh's rating of the film Before the Devil Knows You're Dead

    um mau filme do lumet? fds

  19. Hollywood Overdose's rating of the film Before the Devil Knows You're Dead

    I say it's brilliant as much as a not carved diamond because personally I think he suffered from director-laziness syndrome - on fragments of story and ending - but Lumet's creative and holistic editing as also the different angles given all throughout the movie increases our pain and refines our perspectives. One thing that never fails is character's depth. Its extraordinary like this failed perfect crime thriller.

  20. HSBilly's rating of the film Before the Devil Knows You're Dead

    rewatched and still powerful.

  21. el.'s rating of the film Before the Devil Knows You're Dead

    3,5/5 this particular nonlinear narrative was a bit too much.

  22. Stine's rating of the film Before the Devil Knows You're Dead

    I really liked that movie. It is very close to the people, but leave things open as well..

  23. Vi's rating of the film Before the Devil Knows You're Dead

    „May your glass be ever full. May the roof over your head be always strong. And may you be in heaven half an hour before the devil knows you're dead“

  24. Albrecht B. Christoph's rating of the film Before the Devil Knows You're Dead

    Mir hat er nicht gefallen. Ich kann mir nicht über Spielfilmlänge irgendwelche übernervösen Typen anschauen. Meiner Ansicht nach schauspielerisch nicht durchweg überzeugend.

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