Sexy Beast details
|Formats:||18 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Ben Kingsley, Ray Winstone, Ian McShane, Alvaro Monje, Amanda Redman, Cavan Kendall, James Fox|
|Run time:||1 hour 24 minutes|
|Rental release:||17 Mar 2008|
|Main languages:||English, English Audio Description|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English|
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Like a crocodile, fat crocodileBy JediSi (301 reviews) from Kent , 14 Sep 2007
[Highly rated reviewer]Gal (Ray Winstone) is a retired gangster living a life of leisure in his Spanish villa. Then one day his peace is shattered by a visit from Don Logan, an old protégé, and man to be feared. Logan's intent is to lure Gal out of retirement for 'one last job' but Gal wants nothing to do with it.
Everything superfluous has been stripped away, it's concise , it's In your face, it's incredible.
Ray Winstone puts in another loveable badboy performance that he does so well, but the film is dominated by Kingsley who steals every scene he is in and creates one of the most menacing screen villains ever. A terrifyingly awesome performance.
Ian McShane does a suprisingly good job as Teddy, and I only wished for more dialogue from the stunning Amanda Redman. All in all, an absolute gem of a movie that you won't be able to take your eyes off.
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Worth watching, keeps you in suspenseBy Guapa (12 reviews) from Wokingham , 28 Jul 2013When we read the title, we thought... ummm but don't let it put you off or confuse you, this is a good 'gangster movie'. We really enjoyed the tension. Ben Kingsley plays a great character, coming across as an autistic gangster who can turn nasty and Ray Winstone was really good too.
Brilliant Crime DramaBy GaryI (785 reviews) from March, Cambs , 21 Feb 2013Film Retrospective: This is a British crime drama par excellence. Ray Winstone is a retired gangster living peacefully in Spain when he gets a visit from the psycho Don Logan played with brilliant malevolence by Ben Kingsley, who wants him to do one last robbery in London. A superbly scripted film and a film you must see.
Style, with substance.By FoxRoy (13 reviews) , 08 Dec 2012Great dialog and stylish direction over come a rather weak plot and deliver a very watchable film. Ben Kingley's character is particularly dislikable and any memories of Gandhi are quickly forgotten. Ray Wiston's is almost too likeable, given that he obviously has a criminal past. Supporting actors are less strong although probably due to the script rather than the acting. It's a heist film, but not as you know it.
I hope this crashes!By scrabslad (40 reviews) from Hove , 19 Apr 2012What a quoteable film Ben Kingsley in his absolute element here playing an enigmatic sociopath perfectly. If anyone has ever been in the presence of someone like this (stephen graham - combo in this is england plays a similiar role) then you will know how edgy it can be.
Loveable Gal looks like a crocodile. Top qiotes all the way through!
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Black comedy that packs a punchBy Zamy (552 reviews) from London , 29 Feb 2012I rented this film because I was impressed by Birth, the film that Jonathan Glazer directed with Nicole Kidman in 2004. If that is a film layered with meanings, this earlier effort is all plastic surfaces. The script seemed to me to be extremely effective London voices that the actors brought to life with considerable relish. We dont have to believe these gangster goings on to enjoy the resulting mayhem. Apparently the American production arm thought the film would never pass their censor but there was no problem. Perhaps they failed to understand the London English being spoken.