• John Guerin

    ★★★½ Watched by John Guerin 16 Sep, 2014

    Glazer's debut is assured and sumptuous. Shows an early knack for infusing poignant humanism into mercurial atmospheres. [B]

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  • Adam Cadre

    ★★ Watched by Adam Cadre 30 Jun, 2001

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  • johnch

    ★★★½ Watched by johnch 12 Sep, 2014

    "No, you're just going to have to turn this opportunity Yes."

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  • Alberto Farina

    ★★★ Watched by Alberto Farina 10 Sep, 2014

    Retired hoodlum is forced to go back to business for a final (mostly underwater) heist. Visually striking genre film starts off with intriguing, laid-back atmosphere of impending doom but eventually loses some steam once it falls back onto more familiar territory. A refreshing take on gangster films nevertheless and a promising movie debut for rock video (and commercials) director Jonathan Glazer.

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  • Matias Gallipoli

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by Matias Gallipoli 11 Sep, 2014

    Excelente, gran pelicula, grandes actuaciones, mucho clima, dialogo justo, uno de los mejores thrillers q haya visto.

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  • Andy Lunn

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Andy Lunn 31 Jul, 2014

    A brilliant movie, which is a lot more bonkers than I remember it being. It now makes sense that Glazer could make 'Under a the Skin' as well as this.

    Special mention to Kingsley who is excellent.

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  • trolleyfreak

    ★★★½ Watched by trolleyfreak 24 Mar, 2014

    There was a spate of British gangster pictures released round about the same time, most of them undistinguished, but this one stands out due to the high-calibre of its performances.

    The inspired, against-type casting of Kingsley particularly comes up trumps; he's never been better as a terrifying sociopath, dispatched to the sunny bliss of rural España to 'persuade' an old criminal associate to take on a bank heist..

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  • alphonse

    ★★★½ Watched by alphonse 02 Sep, 2014

    Ray Winstone stars as Gail, a gangster who has decided to retire from his life of crime and goes on vacation with his wife and his friends Atich and Jackie. Newcomers to Spain, Gail finds Don Logan, a man who wants him to participate in a large assault on London and not take no for an answer. The insistence of Logan is such that it will take Gail to doubt his previously made choice.

    Sexy Beast is another british gangster…

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  • Granpa Monk

    ★★★★★ Watched by Granpa Monk 29 Aug, 2014

    Glazer is a monster, and I mean that in the best way. In Sexy Beast, he takes a genre gangster film (if there is a subgenre of a British gangster film, then it's that too) puts it in a visual blender, and spits out an aching tale of love (former tough guy and former porn star trying to escape their past lives), delusional aggrandizement manifesting in pure terror (Ben Kingsley), and the inevitability of an immoral past catching up to the fleeing and flawed protagonists (visually portrayed by both Kingsley and the fantastically bizarre and inescapable psycho-bunny. If that's a thing).

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  • Andy Summers

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Andy Summers 30 Aug, 2014 4

    Jonathan Glazer has been back in the spotlight in recent months after the success and ingenuity of his indecipherable film,Under The Skin. This debut effort from 2000 however features one of the most menacing and most unforgettable performances in the last twenty years. Sir Ben Kingsley is one of those actors that can turn his hand to anything. A polished performer, he has a chameleon-like quality where he can switch between wonderful English accents and any other nationality with elegant…

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  • Liam Hathaway

    ★★★ Added by Liam Hathaway

    Sexy Beast is an enthralling, frequently hilarious (thanks to Kingsley's profanity-ridden sociopathic turn) and offbeat crime thriller with a terrific script; right up to its banal and achingly conventional final twenty-five minutes.

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  • andytorino

    ★★★½ Watched by andytorino 17 Aug, 2014

    "Yes,Yes,Yes,Yes,Yes! You cunt!" as Kingsley would say, the same Kingsley who played Gandhi.
    I decided a few days ago to give this film a try, the title was very bizarre and the run time even more. However i kept hearing great things about it. Being a cinephile i had to try it out.
    I'll say this: it's a brilliant play.
    The actors don't dissapoint, and the script is tight like the belt i'm wearing. Glazer is definetly up there with the all time greats. Kingsley is up there as well, but with the bad guys.

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