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Dead Man's Shoes
A soldier (Paddy Considine) returns home to his small town and exacts a deadly revenge on the thugs who tormented his dimwitted brother (Toby Kebbell) while he was away. One by one the young hoodlums meet their fates as the soldier releases the hate he feels inside.
It has been a while since I have been this moved, disturbed, kicked and beaten while I was down by a film as I was by Shane Meadows' tale of revenge and retribution.
There is an immediate sense of realism from the get go and that is what gives this film its strength. We are watching real people in an unreal situation. In essence it is the simplest of revenge stories. If you read the synopsis, you probably would expect an average action flick. But the simplest of stories, told with passion and dedication often hit the hardest. And that is certainly the case here.
Paddy Considine is a force of nature. He channels so much restrained anger struggling to…
Dead Man's Shoes may be gritty and bestial but never once does it resemble any bombastic modern revenge films the genre has recently become interchangeable with. It has the brains not to be concerned with extravagant cosmetics but instead focuses its energy on excavating poignant themes and feelings out of its clear-cut conceit; subsequently demonstrating the profound artistic merit that is intrinsic to the revenge concept. Shane Meadows and Paddy Considine's second collaboration is a taut and heart-rending examination of despair and guilt that sporadically embraces Shakespearian and epical characteristics to enhance the grandeur and scope exponentially.
Meadows incorporates a low-key milieu and stripped-down aesthetics which skilfully acclimatizes his calamitous tale to the films mundane reality. And despite the presence…
Richard: [narrating] "God will forgive them. He'll forgive them and allow them into Heaven. I can't live with that".
the story to Dead Man's Shoes is about Richard has he always protected his simple-minded little brother Anthony. When Richard leaves the rural village where they have grown up to join the army, Anthony is taken in by Sonny, a controlling and vicious local drug dealer and his gang of lads. Anthony becomes the gang's pet and plaything. Seven years later, Richard returns to settle the score. One by one, he hunts down each member of the gang and executes them in increasingly elaborate ways as flashbacks reveal the extent to which his brother suffered at their hands. "Dead Man's Shoes"…
He may not be the biggest,he may not be the toughest but boy does Paddy Considine scare the shit out of me in this. Intense.Fuck me he's intense.
A straightforward revenge flick with some truly terrifying scenarios played out in a nameless Midlands town,this is Shane Meadows gone ga ga. Paddy Considine's ex-para Richard is obviously a cross between Rambo and Taxi Driver just like it says on the DVD sleeve. Only his methods put both Stallone and De Niro to shame. Meadows directs with his usual full-on kitchen-sink-realism and you can tell his actors are ad-libbing on occasion.
This movie belongs to Considine,but Toby Kebbell is utterly convincing as his "touched" brother who gives a sensitive portrayal of a mentally impaired youngster. Violent,smart,disturbing. One of Britain's most honest directors delivers all of these emotions and more.
You're the devil...
I wish I fucking was.
God damn what an intense film. And here I was thinking that South Koreans were the only ones capable of making a powerful revenge flick...
Shane Meadows, the mind behind the simple brilliance of This is England takes his turn at the genre by bringing his urban street smarts of the UK to the table and creates a small yet powerfully resounding tale of brothers, honor, blood and cold hard revenge. The film orbits around a powerful and utterly terrifying performance by Paddy Considine. Seriously he is frightening....
He plays a character named Richard; a soldier returning to his home town much like the green army…
Grief, anger, despair, Paddy Considine brings all these emotions to the troubled character of Richard, a solider who returns home to reek terrible revenge, on his brothers tormentors.
The first time I watched 'Dead Man's Shoes', I expected it to be a full-on 'Saw-type' horror movie, with elaborate torture devices and gratuitous gore. But from Richard's first calm-breaking snarl at a dazed dealer of 'You ya cunt', I found myself being pleasantly surprised and enthralled by this heartbreaking tale of retribution, that's awash in grime and blood. As it mixes equal parts slasher and revenge flick, into a highly successful and unique twist on the genre.
Anchored by a startling performance by star Considine - who also co-wrote the screenplay-…
Bleak, no-frills British revenge flick.
I forgot how great DEAD MAN'S SHOES is. With a running time of less than an hour and a half, it's a lean machine of a film, keeps you utterly gripped throughout. It's so cleverly structured in how it subverts that classic "revenge against the gangsters who wronged the hero" narrative and turns it into almost a slasher film vibe by focusing largely on the targets of the vengeance and showing their growing panic, while presenting Paddy Considine's ex-soldier Richard as this nigh-omniscient force of nature stalking them. But even as the petty criminals are humanised through their fear and comedic bickering, the flashbacks to their brutal, cruel treatment of Richard's vulnerable brother Anthony shows their evil as something tangible,…
Shane Meadow's best work. Just an incredible film that holds up even after countless viewings.
I remember first watching this and being quite taken aback at how unflinching and visceral the violence was. It's not overly-graphic but it's done in such an intense way that it definitely stays with you.
I love how simple the film is, yet how the ending left me totally gobsmacked the first time I watched it. I never saw it coming at all.
Considine is fantastic too. So intimidating. His best performance, in my opinion.
A film with such a great, realistic look and fantastic performances to make a haunting film about revenge. Considine is brilliant and very intimidating and Shane Meadows directs an absolute gem!
Paddy Consadine and Shane Meadows. You already know it's going to be brilliant.
Which it is.
A revenge film that is brutal, uncomfortable and unsettling
Paddy Considine was fucking incredible
It's very short but I felt that the director did what he did with the runtime perfectly
The critics can fuck off because this was fantastic
It's very close to being perfect
Ikkje så bra som This is England, men kva er? Gode hevn-filmar handlar ikkje berre om hevn. Denne handlar også om det å la noko skje gjennom å ikkje hindre det. Ut over i filmen begynte eg å tenke på kva slags familiar desse folka i gjengen kom frå. Mot slutten får vi vite meir om den siste karakteren, og det hevar filmen mykje. Ikkje det at den er dårlig før det - dette er topp gritty britisk drama. Shane Meadows har gitt råd til nybegynnarar i filmfaget blant anna om å skrive det du kjenner. Dei småkriminelle her kjennest ut som ekte karakterar i ekte miljø. Skam at eg ikkje har sett denne før!
Quite simply the best British Movie I have ever seen, maybe the all-time best ever. Kudos to all for this masterpiece of revenge
Strong film. Watched it a long time ago but it seems that I forgot to log it.
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