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January 26, 2019
A bit too predictable and not especially well directed.
April 8, 2018


[Woody Allen]
½ December 1, 2017
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Not as bad as most people are claiming - a decent enough thriller which is excellently cast as always for Mr Allen, however our two main leads aren't as compelling as Jonathan Rhys Meyers in Match Point and the overall execution is something to be desired PARTICULARLY with what seems like a forced shakespearian ending which could have easily been earned but Woody drops the smooth landing. Still though, cudo's are in order for Woody again giving us a down to earth crime thriller even though he has done superior efforts in the past - as many, we wished he frayed in the thriller genre more often in his filmography
May 17, 2017
Written by Woody Allen? A top rate cast? Then why such a poor ending. This film is a real let down at the end. I'd give it a miss.
September 4, 2016
"- It's funny how life has a life of its own."
½ August 11, 2016
Reasonable straightforward film. Not one I would want to watch again.
½ July 18, 2016
Just a really great entertaining film and Woody Allen always makes it look so easy! But yes, there should have been less foreshadowing
March 4, 2016
Its more like a tv movie, but Ewan and Colin's performances were good, which along with an interesting story makes it OK to watch. In all an average movie to pass time, if you have exhausted all other options on netflix, amazon prime etc.
½ December 26, 2015
Not one of Allen's best.
½ December 22, 2015
Two brothers, in their attempts to be successful, get a chance to make a lot of money, and of course it all backfires. Better than"Before the Devil Knows You are Dead"
October 14, 2015
What year is this set in?

What language are they speaking?

What Woody, what?
½ September 30, 2015
A solid watch about two brothers trying to get ahead in life and after getting in debt ask their uncle for some help but their uncle ask them for something in return, but can they do it, and if they do can they live with the aftermath?
½ August 20, 2015
It plays out like an English daytime soap, and that's the exact impression it leaves.
½ August 19, 2015
Pretty excellent actually, and I hate all of Woody Allen's movies. Loved Colin Farrell in this, he has almost redeemed himself for Alexander. Almost.
August 17, 2015
A hell of a lot more Oscar-baity than Allen's other work. It still manages to be incredibly fascinating.
½ June 1, 2015
One of Woody's laziest. Acting is very average (minus a firecracker turn from a brilliant Tom Wilkinson) and the plot feels like Crimes and Misdemeanours transplanted to London. There's some great sequences, but unusually for Allen the dialogue is pretty sloppy and the ending deeply unsatisfying. There's merit here, but you have to endure plenty to find it.
April 10, 2015
Hands-down one of Woody Allen's WORST movies. See Before the Devil Knows You're Dead instead. They have similar plots and it's A LOT better made.
March 10, 2015
A nice movie but the weak point of it is Terry's not well-established situation. I mean he gets into a huge amount of debt but he pretends as if he had another choice instead of committing a crime. Moreover there is no oppresion concerning the debt on Terry as well. This undermines the one important leg of the movie.
½ February 28, 2015
Meh. Not terribly interesting. Seems like it could have been much better/more engaging. It really never kicks into a higher gear/intensity. Colin Farrell really put himself into it, but Ewan McGregor didn't really have a strong showing.
½ February 23, 2015
Some of Woody Allen's best work comes from these modern melodramas of moral crisis. Dreamers who desire more from life and are willing to kill to get it. You won't find any lovelorn pseudo-intellectuals or adulterers with impotence in these rare dramas of his. A theme that does return however is the emotional consequence of being cornered into a violence. Men who must take matters into their own hands as they strive to climb the social ladder. Allen always makes the point that aspirations of higher status is ephemeral and wild unpredictability of life can come crashing down in ways you least expect. It's the simple things in life that should bring us joy and betting on the unreliable (actresses, gambling, boats and hotels) is only pressing your luck.
The acting and the directing is all great here, with solid shades of Hitchcock. Interestingly this is only the second Woody movie to have it's own original score, this time by composer Philip Glass. While it's not a perfect film, it is a very taut, tense thriller worth checking out.
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