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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Clever and Menacing, InterestingBy a customer from Hethersett, Norwich, Norfolk , 14 Sep 2010Even though this film didn't actually have lots of violence in it it seemed to have an undercurrent of tension, probably due to Ben Kingsley's superbly acted psycho part. I'd never really rated him much as an actor but I was very impressed by his offering in Sexy Beast. Ray Winstone was fantastic as always and I loved Ian McShane. A great watch and quite thrilling in an odd sort of way!
Big lovable blokeBy studleydave (165 reviews) from Norwich , 29 Jul 2010Typically gangster, with a psychotic, restless and unhinged twist in Don, and some hot weather... Not to mention a falling boulder!
Whilst not as gritty and enthralling as some, it still has enough energy to keep you watching... though most of that energy seems to come from Don.
I did find myself switching on and off during the movie, as the story didn't captivate me. That siad, I would watch again just for Ben Kingsley's performance.
Best Performance by far - Ben Kingsley as Don Logan
Best Quote - After Don returns angry from an incident at the airport: 'No f***ing problem with the plane, c**t, f***ing plane was fine, f***ing plane was alright, f***ing plane was perfect, it's you, you're the problem, you're the f***king problem, you f***ing Dr White honkin', jam-rag f***ing spunk-bubble'
sexy beastBy philpot (1 review) from derbyshire , 26 Jul 2010best film ever ben kingsler was superb and ian McShane, ray winstone plays his part true to life what a life 10 out of ten
Sexy BeastBy a customer from Newcastle , 24 Jul 2010Another excellent acting role by Ray Winstone, really enjoyed from start to finish, a must to see if your a fan.
Under-rated British Gangster filmBy Bassman71 (701 reviews) from Didsbury, England , 14 Jul 2010Retired ex-con, lives in Spain, gets call from London to do one more job, declines, old 'friend' comes over to persuade him.
Very under-rated British film from 2000 that's stands out in the Brit Gangster dross that was coming out at this time.
It's a pretty simple story but very well acted out & then of course there's Ben Kingsley.
I remember telling a mate about this and he didn't believe me how nasty Kingsley could be in a film.
He's terrifying, funny & fascinating in every single scene in which he features.
Soundtrack isn't bad either.