Gal is part of a sincere love story that shapes the gangster sequences with touches so understated that they feel like momentary hallucinations… This all-consuming love is made explicit in one phone call, which is the romantic pinnacle of this film. Our culture usually talks about love in ecstatic, abstract metaphors. It’s easier to blow this exulted emotion up than to pin it down but, casually, amid all the dangerous hustle and bustle, Sexy Beast absolutely nails it.
Sophie Monks Kaufman
February 12, 2016