• Grooveman

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Grooveman 18 Oct, 2014

    "You're the problem! You're the fucking problem you fucking Dr White honkin' jam-rag fucking spunk-bubble! I'm telling you Aitch you keep looking at me I'll put you in the fucking ground, promise you!"

    Ben Kingsly based Don off of his grandmother. That's amazing!!

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  • Iain Dickie

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Iain Dickie 09 Oct, 2014

    The two best films I have watched this year Under the Skin and Sexy Beast were both directed by Jonathan Glazer.

    Both visual treats but Sexy Beast is a more vocal film with a great script, and an iconic performance from Ben Kingsly, as villian Don Logan, the rest of the cast are all great and the reaction when they are informed Don is coming to town is priceless.

    But why is Don coming to town? Well ex-con Gal has…

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  • Grimbo

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Grimbo 09 Oct, 2014 4

    I won tickets to see this at the GFT and a copy of Ray Winstone's book and for him to sign it, so I was pretty happy last night.

    All this didn't cloud my judgement though, as Sexy Beast is a brilliant film. From Ben Kingsley's horribly real psychopath who won't take no for an answer to Ray's more sensitive criminal, the performances are superb.

    In the Q&A Ray said he couldn't act but everyone in the theatre last night had just seen this film and knew he was being humble.

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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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  • 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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  • Hollie Horror

    ★★★★★ Watched by Hollie Horror 09 Aug, 2014 8

    According to IMDb:

    "Ben Kingsley claims the character of Don Logan is largely based on his grandmother."

    I was going to rate this four stars, but fuck it...have five. RIP Ben's Grandma.

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  • Selmara

    ★★★★★ Added by Selmara

    χανομαι

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  • Noronen

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Noronen 20 Jul, 2014

    I just wanna eat calamari with Gal Dove.

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  • Cameron Rice

    ★★★★★ Watched by Cameron Rice 12 Jul, 2014

    Watched for filmographies podcast.

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  • mikewalker19

    ★★★★★ Watched by mikewalker19 07 Jul, 2014

    YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES

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  • Jamie Sherwood

    ★★★★★ Watched by Jamie Sherwood 02 Jun, 2014

    To look at the film on the shelf, as I did many years ago, I saw another British gangster film with Ray Winstone... and I wasn't that fussed either way. But as the years went on, and people started telling me to watch it, I eventually relented and bought it. But still, it took a further 9 months for me to get round to watching it, and all because I thought it would be a fairly average gangster flick with…

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  • Alec Johnsson

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Alec Johnsson 03 May, 2014

    "I think the beast here is Don Logan, Ben Kingsley’s mob recruiter, a Cockney hernia-pain that you want to kick all the way to the Limpopo the moment he walks onto the screen. His first line of dialogue is, “Gotta change my shirt, it’s sticking to me, I’m sweating like a cunt.” It goes downhill from there, like the symbolic boulder that nearly brains Gal later in that opening, but that instead lands in his pool. The retired or soon-to-be-retired…

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