• Alex Miller

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Alex Miller 02 Mar, 2015

    Such a great film. Love the surreal touch Glazer puts on this, it is a match made in heaven.

    (apologies for the laziness in my writing lately [/lazier than usual]).

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  • Alex Miller

    ★★★★★ Watched by Alex Miller 23 Feb, 2015 1

    Holy fuck. Probably the best "one last job" movie I've ever seen. There needs to be more art-house neo-noir films in the world (and if there are, feel free to leave a comment as a recommendation).

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  • Thorin Mofdaat

    ★★★★★ Added by Thorin Mofdaat

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

    Didn't quite get to see it in the ol' big house, but it would've looked real good there. It's the story about a bloke who used to do some questionable things living with his wife who use to do some questionable things trying to live a non-questionable life, then Ben Kingsley shows up twice and flips out, and then gets fucked up, dude. Then the bloke does a job for Teddy (aka Mr. Big Man) and Teddy says "Do I…

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  • anne_f_

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by anne_f_ 01 Jan, 2015 2

    There are films that one knows are amazing, but which continue to amaze even when rewatching in full knowledge of what is going to happen. Sexy Beast is very much one of those films. The performances of all the characters are so completely believable, and some of them are extremely scary - one would not want to meet them in a dark alleyway at any time of day, let alone late at night. This is one the best 'feature film directorial' debuts ever, and I'm sure will continue to scare the life out of me!

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  • Big Tim

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Big Tim 06 Dec, 2014

    Part 2 of my Jonathan Glazer Saturday Night Double-Dip

    Balls to the wall fun. That's what this movie represents, to me. It's a stylish crime drama that's not your typical gangster flick. It's got a little bit of heart and a whole lot of humor to it that makes it as rewatchable as they come.

    Of course, it begins and ends with Don Logan, played by the awesome Ben Kingsley. He's only present for, oh, like 25-30 minutes in this…

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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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  • 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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