• thefinalcredits

    ★★★½ Rewatched by thefinalcredits 30 Oct, 2014

    Danny Boyle's cinematic debut showcases his trademark touches, while delivering a powerhouse punch to the solar plexus of the complacent and staid British film industry of the time. In line with the director's stated aim, from the frenetic, angular, camera shots of the opening title sequence, the audience are made aware that this will be a production at odds with the usual fare to which they had previously been accustomed. Likewise, the immediate impression of the


  • alphonse

    ★★★★ Watched by alphonse 15 Nov, 2014 2

    Shallow Grave is a fascinating neo-noir that tells an apparently traditional story about three close friends who find a shitload of money and are succumbed by the madness of greed, introducing a game of cat and mouse for the possession of the treasure, destroying the existent relationships and establishing distrust.

    Danny Boyle isn't working with a complex script, but the material is far from being bad as it's a wonderful examination on the consequences of success, this time mixed with…


  • James Healey

    ★★★½ Watched by James Healey 16 Jun, 2014

    Good action and story, although nothing amazing


  • Cameron Croston

    ★★★★ Watched by Cameron Croston 07 Nov, 2014

    An excellent thriller with great performances.


  • Adrian Zachow

    ★★★ Rewatched by Adrian Zachow 04 May, 2014

    The basic premise of making a thriller tense is that you need to care about what happens with the main characters. As a thriller, Shallow Grave offers up a good, twisted plot, that ends satisfyingly well, but it's three central characters are so despicable and cruel, it's hard to side with them in their efforts to get away with keeping a stash of money left by a deceased new flatmate. In any case, Danny Boyle's debut is a striking one, even if the production values and performances are a little rough


  • Lance Lubelski

    ½ Rewatched by Lance Lubelski 28 Oct, 2014



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  • ShotbyShe

    ★★ Watched by ShotbyShe 30 Sep, 2014

    Weird plot; massive ridiculous overacting; only real action conflict is in the end; eighty-eight minutes feels like 888 minutes. Completely boring and pointless throughout. I’ll curse my co-worker forever for making me watch this.


  • Éloïse Thompson

    ★★★★ Watched by Éloïse Thompson 30 Sep, 2014

    In what ressemble Trainspotting's style, Danny Boyle is truly impressive in his first effort as a director!
    He builds up the tension like nobody can.
    This is absolutely great :)


  • Tom Ward

    ★★★★ Watched by Tom Ward 21 Sep, 2014

    Danny Boyle's first film is darkly comic, taking its three leads on a ride of guilt, jealousy, greed and murder. Eccleston steals the show and Boyle showcases early hints of where his work would eventually take him. A wonderful debut.


  • Luke Grima

    ★★★★ Watched by Luke Grima 18 Sep, 2014

    Haven't seen this years. In fact, I don't think I had seen it properly until now. Boyle's debut is a fantastic 90 min bit of cinema with some of his great Boyle-isms.