• IfWeMadeIt

    Watched by IfWeMadeIt 26 Jun, 2015

    Episode 187

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  • Kristina Downs

    ★★★½ Watched by Kristina Downs 25 Jun, 2015

    Danny Boyle's debut film isn't what you usually expect from a director's first outing -- it's actually quite good! With a triage of great actors, a mildly intriguing plot premise and some cool visual themes going despite a low budget, Shallow Grave is a pleasant surprise.

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  • Carly Booth

    ★★★★½ Watched by Carly Booth 18 Jun, 2015

    I watched this movie almost completely blind, knowing only one thing: it is Danny Boyle's first movie. What an awesome surprise!

    Review coming soon!

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  • silenttom

    ★★★★ Watched by silenttom 31 Mar, 2013

    An early, but extremely effective first effort from Danny Boyle. Manages to build up the main trio of characters so well, making them feel like a real group of believable best friends before slowly destroying that relationship through the major themes of greed and obsession. Ewan McGregor is as charming as ever and Kerry Fox shows off a solid sexual charm, but Christopher Eccleston stands out by far as a nebbish who slowly loses his grip on his sanity in a fashion that really ties the film together perfectly. Boyle also makes his style known early on, utilizing color and soundtrack flawlessly as he usually does.

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  • KMOKLER

    ★★★★ Added by KMOKLER

    Sick, surprising, twisted, well acted, unpredictable but you don't really care for any of the characters as they are all bad people.

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  • 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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