• Rti03

    ★★★★ Watched by Rti03 07 Feb, 2016

    ”If you can't trust your friends, well, what then... what then?”

    One apartment; One dead body; One briefcase full of money; Three Friends. Will the content of this case prove to be a light at the end of the tunnel for these three friends? Will it be a glimpse of light in the fog? Or will this be the ignition that will set a series of events that might just end in tragedy?

    That’s the premise of Danny Boyle’s somewhat…

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  • Jaz

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Jaz 08 Feb, 2016

    Neo-noir goes to the english way of life.

    This film is rather impressive as a directorial debut. Wonderful pacing as only Boyle can do it.

    This film's mostly about something so situational and the script is completely believable in a situation like this. Excellent performances by Fox, McGregor (one of his best and also one of his earliest) and Eccleston. Amazing to see how greed can destroy relationships.

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  • Charles Arpin

    ★★★★ Added by Charles Arpin

    Danny Boyle's first feature is sadly forgotten about. Its a thrilling tale of suspense and double crossing. Ewan is one of my favorite movies. This film feels like if Danny Boyle had a baby with Alfred Hitchcock. Awesome.

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  • sancalori

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by sancalori 11 Jan, 2016

    Intacta después de 22 años. Intacta.

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  • Primer

    ★★★½ Added by Primer 1

    It does dramatic moments really badly, but it's a really entertaining movie regardless.

    The techno soundtrack is dated and horrible.

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  • Rebecca O'Kane

    ★★★★ Watched by Rebecca O'Kane 03 Feb, 2016

    Very impressive debut from Danny Boyle.

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  • AM9192

    ★★★ Added by AM9192

    A concise, well-directed thriller with a fantastic story, Shallow Grave is merely passable as a film but proves a fit debut for Danny Boyle, who would go on to have a wildly successful career over the next two decades. Present are Boyle's eye for precision and never is it more apparent (or more glorious) than in the finale of the film. In fact, the finale is such a violent, brilliant culmination of the themes of the movie that it's too bad the rest of the film is merely good, not great.

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  • fulci420

    Added by fulci420 1

    This movie has been on my radar for a long ass time, but its only today that I got around to Danny Boyle's debut film. Taking a general premise that is as old or older as "Treasure of the Sierra Madre", this finds a trio of friends finding just how far they will go when presented with a bag of money and a dead body. It's a great thriller and it's not surprising in the least that Boyle has had…

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  • Calum Iain MacIver

    ★★★½ Watched by Calum Iain MacIver 21 Jan, 2016

    Danny Boyle's debut feature is a classic slice of modern psychological neo-noir, which has a simple premiss at its centre and a clever, twisting delivery that makes for a great thriller. Three obnoxious friends - Alex (Ewan McGregor), David (Christopher Eccleston) and Juliet (Kerry Fox) - live together in a posh Edinburgh flat. Needing a fourth flatmate they rent a spare room to Hugo (Keith Allen). Unfortunately Hugo dies shortly after arriving and the trio discover a suitcase full of…

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  • Alli Hobbs

    ★★★★★ Added by Alli Hobbs

    A great exploration of how money changes things. It's so Hitchcock right down to protagonists making sort of stupid decisions. The dark humor is amazing. Every single shot in this movie is gorgeous somehow. It really is great.

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  • Andres Guzman

    Rewatched by Andres Guzman 17 Jan, 2016

    Danny Boyle has a dark and twisted humour, and it's fucking great.

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  • zoe

    ★★★★ Watched by zoe 01 Jan, 2016

    wow that was so good i had to watch it twice and i still don't understand everything

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