Adam Oblivion’s review published on Letterboxd:
I watched Sexy Beast on a recommendation from the Last Exit to Nowhere guys. A British gangster film starring Ray Winstone and Sir Ben Kingsly. What's not to like, right?
I was really impressed, entertained, and will definitely give this one another viewing real soon. Ray Winstone is awesome in this and it has one of the most original heist sequences I've seen in a while. The screenplay is very tightly written and at barely 90 minutes, every second counts. It moves along at a clip, no doubt. You won't be bored for a moment.
The cinematography is great. I thought the director, Jonathan Glazer, made really cool use of color and the shots of Gal's Spanish villa are gorgeous. He really makes London look bleak, too. Yes, I'm a sucker for gangster movies but this one rises above the rest and I'm surprised it took me this long to hear about it and watch it.