I'll Sleep When I'm Dead

Action / Crime / Drama / Thriller

IMDb Rating 5.8 10 8


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Charlotte Rampling as Margaret Jones
Clive Owen as Dovidl
Malcolm McDowell as Himself
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946.08 MB
English 2.0
23.976 fps
103 min
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1.9 GB
English 2.0
23.976 fps
103 min
P/S N/A / N/A

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by markusws 8 / 10 / 10

Character Study of criminals in intertwined stories that slowly comes together

This story starts with several sets of mostly low life characters in various settings and slowly shows how the characters relate. Davey(Jonathan Rhys Meyers) is the self absorbed party animal, low level drug dealer whose tragic events form the glue to tie the characters together. Will (Clive Owen) first appears as a hard working back to nature recluse, but we soon learn he is Davey's brother. We learn that this morose woodsman was some kind of crime boss. His return to deal with Davey's tragedy kicks off the pivotal events that make up the rest of the movie. What looks at first like several disjointed stories slowly starts tying together. This is not your glorified crime life like the Godfather, or the Sopranos. This story is not about action, it's about how criminals think and feel and act based on those thoughts and feelings. It is a dark world, full of bad choices and painful consequences. It is a somewhat complicated story like these kinds of things are in real life. There are old relationships: loves, friends, enemies that must be dealt with in a time when emotion is hard to control. If you want something fast, are looking for clear cut plots, and easily understood characters you will be disappointed. I personally like movies sometimes that are not afraid to break with clear cut formulas and don't feel compelled to explain everything in clear terms. I found the movie very intriguing. This is a movie about how characters, in this case, criminals, process tragic events. These dark characters living in this dark world had to deal with something that was especially dark to them. The story moves slowly because it is not about action, but the dark setting, the subtle effects on the characters as the story progresses and so on. In reality tragic events are often not clear cut, and the movie is real in its development of the story. I found myself feeling for the characters, albeit mostly sadness and a little pity with a little admiration, compassion, and understanding thrown in. If you enjoy film noir I think you might like this film.

Reviewed by myrasloan 7 / 10 / 10

good movie

Not predictable like most revenge dramas. Nice to see Clive Owen's character actually in love with someone his own age. Interesting music, if a little distracting. Very dark. Not a family flick. Not a date flick. Well written. Great acting by most characters. It was too short. It was a big build up to a very short denouement, but I guess that suits the tone and the theme of the film. Not sure why people gave this such low marks. I guess they were expecting Lock stock or snatch seeing as its kind of in the British gangster genre. If you go in expecting that, then you will be disappointed. What was great about this movie was that we slowly got to know the characters without much of significance being said about them outright. It was slow in creating a mood without ever being boring.

Reviewed by Jonny_Numb 7 / 10 / 10

smooth noir cocktail

Martin Scorsese is a director who immerses his audience in the meticulous details of the criminal underworld; Quentin Tarantino takes Scorsese's conventions and infuses pop culture and a wry sense of humor. Both owe a debt to Mike Hodges, who was making crime thrillers (including the original "Get Carter") before either one of them came along. Owing more to the classic film noir style of early cinema than its contemporary imitators, "I'll Sleep When I'm Dead" is well-structured, tightly paced, and genuinely enthralling with a minimal reliance on flashy visuals and booming violence. When young, charismatic drug dealer Davey Graham (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) takes his life after inexplicably being raped one night, his brother Will (Clive Owen)--a former mobster gone into voluntary exile as a woodsman--returns to avenge his death, but not without finding out why first. This forces him to reconcile with characters he's become estranged from (including former girlfriend Charlotte Rampling, who still possesses a striking luminosity after all these years), to the point where his immersion back into the bustling real world is as much a part of the plot as the revenge itself. He's a man of few words, with a vague history and an undeniable physical presence--in scenes of exposition (particularly the explicit discussions of rape), Hodges conveys Will's delicate internal outrage through a minimum of means. Perhaps the key factor to the success of "I'll Sleep When I'm Dead" is its graceful unwillingness to bend to the altar of crass one-liners and loud explosions, instead opting for a maturity that goes unseen in many of today's crime thrillers.

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