• Chevalier

    ★★★★ Added by Chevalier

    Just a reminder this movie exists, that it has Don fucking Logan in it. That you should be watching this instead of that pompous softcore movie Glazer did with whatshername from those Avengers movies. Because unlike that glorified silent music video this is an actual movie, with characters. Also, because Don fucking Logan will eat your fucking heart infront of you, while he calls you a pig and a cunt. Because you never say no to Don Logan.

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  • TajLV

    ★★★½ Watched by TajLV 21 Nov, 2014 10

    "You're the fucking problem you fucking Dr White honkin' jam-rag fucking spunk-bubble!" ~ Don Logan

    This crime drama was director Jonathan Glazer's feature debut, and he certainly started with bang. Set mainly in Spain, it tells the story of retired safecracker Gary 'Gal' Dove (Ray Winstone), who wants nothing more in life now than to lie by the pool, soaking up sunshine and being loved by his wife DeeDee (Amanda Redman). Unfortunately, his former criminal associates want him to do…

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  • yrsurfinman

    ★★★★ Watched by yrsurfinman 17 Nov, 2014

    So, this is one of those post-Lock Stock British crime movies, where the whole point is that you get to watch people with cool voices use profanity in interesting ways and hurt people. 'Cept, this has some distinction in that:

    a) The bad guy, played by Ben Kingsley, is not crazy in the way you normally expect from these movies, where the dude is just sort of hammy, maybe has a tic of some sort, and is even more violent…

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  • Bob Rutiger

    ★★★★ Watched by Bob Rutiger 17 Nov, 2014

    After being so impressed by Glazer's most recent film, Under the Skin, I figured it might be a good idea to check out another one of his films. Considering he has only 3 over the last 14 years under his belt, it was a toss up between Birth and Sexy Beast. Ultimately, this one intrigued me a bit more. I had a feeling, so I checked it out, and this one is right up my alley.

    Gal is a retired…

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  • Guy

    ★★★ Rewatched by Guy 13 Nov, 2014

    For the longest time, I considered Ben Kingleys' character as the one perpetually undercutting Ray Winstone's bravado and machismo. Watching this again, it seems as if Don Logan actually has the weakest mental fortitude in the whole thing. One hell of a ride, either way.

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  • Ben Lane

    ★★★ Added by Ben Lane

    Under the Skin director Jonathon Glazer's British gangster drama is dramatic, but it also works as a comedic piece thanks largely to a bravura performance from Ben Kingsley. In fact, this may be one of the best performances he's given.

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  • Lee Towler

    ★★★½ Watched by Lee Towler 12 Nov, 2014 2

    Originally this was stuck on my watchlist due to my immature sense of humour finding the title Sexy Beast hilarious. More recently I decided to check it out because I wondered how in the space of fourteen years Jonathan Glazer went from making a gangster film to the unsettling and surreal Under The Skin.

    Now after watching this and reading the synopsis of his second film Birth it's actually a pretty progressive transition into surreality. Even this has its other…

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  • Julius

    ★★★★★ Watched by Julius 09 Nov, 2014

    Hilarious, tight, beautiful. I love how Kingsley is announced as a man you can't say no to, and then that turns out to be true, because he just keeps shouting yes at you.

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  • Milo

    ★★★ Watched by Milo 08 Nov, 2014

    Enjoyable, but nothing special.

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  • stralucira

    ★★★½ Watched by stralucira 02 Nov, 2014

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

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  • Kevin Wight

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Kevin Wight 25 Oct, 2014

    What surprised me about Sexy Beast after seeing it for the first time in many years, is how stylistically similar it was to this year's mesmerising Under the Skin. I remembered Jonathan Glazer's debut as a decent but simple gangster-flick notable got a now iconic, coruscating turn as the terrifying Don Logan.

    How wrong I was. There are enough touches of surrealism and moments of directorial elegance here to see that his later film is almost a crystallisation of his…

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  • Lance Lubelski

    Rewatched by Lance Lubelski 29 Oct, 2014

    kingsley is so yucky

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