• John Pritchard

    ★★★★ Watched by John Pritchard 19 May, 2015

    Ultraviolent and ultrastylish. A strong debut from such an eclectic director.

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  • Jordan Smith

    Added by Jordan Smith

    The last 30 minutes really stretched my goodwill that was built up in the preceding two-thirds. The premise is dynamite (three flatmates discover their newest roommate dead with a trunk full of cash) and Shallow Grave really fires on all cylinders for awhile. It works a lot better than most "what if?" crime movies because the main characters don't kill anybody but are instead presented with a choice. It would be preposterous if they killed the guy for his money…

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  • feedingbrett

    ★★★½ Watched by feedingbrett 05 May, 2015 4

    Included In Lists:
    Criterion Collection - #616

    Review In A Nutshell:

    Much like Trainspotting, Shallow Grave begins its first few minutes with comedic energy as they interview and choose which flatmate should live with them. It displays the colourful nature of its three protagonists, drawing you in unknowingly of what is to come ahead. When the right man has entered into their apartment, he impresses them with his forward display of his finances and a quietly charming personality. It is…

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  • Tae

    ★★★ Watched by Tae 03 May, 2015

    Film #9 in Project 90s

    My biggest problem with this film wasn't necessarily the fault of the filmmakers-it's just that the dynamic between the lead actors was so good, that I didn't want crime or a mystery or betrayal between friends. I just wanted a lot more scenes like the beginning with the flatmate interviews, or the charity dinner. This adorable and hilarious group of friends having a good time. Again, not really the fault of the filmmakers-they had a…

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  • moviemanwill

    ★★★½ Added by moviemanwill

    The film captures the best and worst of Danny Boyle.

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  • Patrick Devitt

    ★★½ Watched by Patrick Devitt 03 Apr, 2015

    The characters absolutely ruined this. They are very unpleasant people to say the least. Early on in the film we should have been able to find out why the characters are the way that they are. This would create some empathy for the characters or at the very least it would have us care for them. We never find out why they are this way. The film has a dark comedy feel to it. The over the top acts of…

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  • joaoluc

    ★★★★★ Added by joaoluc

    Em momentos de excepção o cinema exemplifica como se pode ser espartanamente genial. E não vale a pena, nesses casos, tentar escrever coisas inteligentes sobre o assunto.

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  • Mike

    ★★★½ Rewatched by Mike 02 Apr, 2015

    I've been sick this week, but tonight I finally felt well enough to pay attention to a whole movie.

    The first time I saw this, it was in the mid-nineties, the same night I saw Clerks for the first time. It was a Blockbuster Video trip that ended up being my introduction to independent cinema.

    This film has a very 90s feel. Maybe it's the haircuts. Sometimes it feels like a nightmare episode of Friends.

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  • Gustavo Menezes

    ★★★★ Watched by Gustavo Menezes 28 Feb, 2015

    Great camerawork & great editing.

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  • Mike D'Angelo

    ★★½ Rewatched by Mike D'Angelo 24 Jun, 2012

    45/100

    [Originally written on my blog.]

    One of the first films I reviewed on my site, back when I was just putting up one-sentence thoughts for a handful of friends and had zero expectation of launching a career. No point in even linking to it, here it is in full: "Flashy and all, but these characters were just too awful to no purpose." So to expand upon those trenchant observations: The problem isn't that all three leads are hateful, but…

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  • James Haves

    Watched by James Haves 23 Feb, 2015

    Fucking Oscars! I didn't sleep at all the night before and then it just happened to be the day before we watched this at college!

    Well, I don't know how much I slept the previous night, but I don't remember great big chunks of the story, so I'm borrowing the DVD and am gonna watch it again.

    All of this tiredness for NPH's shit hosting....

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  • Mauricio Xavier

    ★★★★ Watched by Mauricio Xavier 21 Feb, 2015

    Damn solid genre film with three excellent presences at its core (Eccleston is amazing in a role that at first seems a little out of his range). I like that it's not very plotty or twisty, just a handful of people slowly, predictably spiraling into fucking madness.

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