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3.6
1,549 Ratings

Sexy Beast

Directed by Jonathan Glazer
Spain, 2000
Crime, Comedy, Action

Synopsis

Brutal gangster Don Logan recruits “retired” safecracker Gal for one last job, but it goes badly for both of them.

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Sexy Beast Directed by Jonathan Glazer

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

2002 | Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role

What are people saying?

  • ADZERTY's rating of the film Sexy Beast

    A tout moment, on sent que tout peut arriver ! Jonathan Glazer parvient à maintenir une tension incroyable tout au long de son film, admirablement composé, sans se prendre trop au sérieux pour autant : il s'amuse et nous tient! Remarquable interprétation de Ben Kingsley ! Cet acteur peut tout jouer !

  • SPQRNH's rating of the film Sexy Beast

    Sur un scénario des plus classiques, Glazer parvient à surprendre, amuser et intriguer. Ray Winstone et Ben Kingsley sont parfaits dans leur rôle, respectivement de malfrat anglais à la retraite et de psychopathe toujours en activité. Bref, du très bon, réalisé avec beaucoup d'imagination. Hâte de voir son dernier, 'Under the Skin'.

  • J. O.'s rating of the film Sexy Beast

    An incredibly smart, brutal, and entertaining film full of must-see performances. Winstone is in top form as he lumbers around like a fat crocodile that lost its bite, while Kingsley is uncomfortably terrifying. The overall style is gorgeous, quite unique at times - riveting, really. Works as both a brawny, masculine gangster story as well as a critique of brawny, masculine gangster stories. British as all hell.

  • Wee Hunk's rating of the film Sexy Beast

    Story is predictable, but Kingsley amazes. He can act if he wants to! So stop saying all those bad things about him.

  • film_lies101's rating of the film Sexy Beast

    Kingsley's character Don Logan is an obvious antecedent to Ralph Fiennes' character Harry from 'In Brughes'. Also, Ian McShane may be the most intimidating dude ever

  • Edna Sweetlove's rating of the film Sexy Beast

    Well made British gangster film, showing the vulgar and ostentatious lifestyle of crooks on the Costa del Crime, but rather marred by the totally inappropriate soundtrack of hellish schoolboys shrieking along to pounding guitars and drums. Ben Kingsley is wonderful as a violent raving lunatic who meets possibly the most grisly end in all cinema and Ian McShane puts in a very sinister appearance as Mr Big. {cont...}

  • Rafael Zen's rating of the film Sexy Beast

    Sexy Beast tries to sustain its coolness and editing choices. Besides that, we do have vibrant performances - but I was hoping for this film to dig deeper. At the end, forgetting its aesthetics and quirky poetic-runaways, Glazer builds a film that's more like a swiming pool and less a journey deep: it's entertaining and playful, and it does catch the atention for some minutes, but it's far away from the abyss.

  • Igor Ramos's rating of the film Sexy Beast

    It has some of Glazer's visual allure, but in terms of plot and acting it's not that fascinating, albeit being an decent first feature. I think the film spends too much time setting up everything for the last 20 minutes or so, leaving some lose-ends and not enough tension. Kingsley plays a cartoon and the two ladies that showed great potential were basically ignored during most of the time.