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Sexy Beast (2000)

  Starring: Ben Kingsley, Ray Winstone
Links: Sexy Beast on the IMDb, Buy the Soundtrack, Buy on DVD, Buy on Video
Genre: Drama

This movie gets: 5.00 (2 ratings) Ranking: Ranked equal 153rd of 187 movies (2 ratings minimum; see full chart)

"A disappointing beast" - a review by pearly

Ahhhh, this is the life. A British guy, hanging out in your Spanish mansion with your gorgeous wife and your best friends who live just around the corner, and getting yourself a nice tan along the way. Gal (Ray Winstone) is a retired crim living just this life, until Don (Ben Kingsley) turns up and forcefully requests Gal's assistance in a safe-cracking job.

I hate to say it, but this is just another in the gang of British crim movies that have been released of late, e.g. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998). Clocking in at just 88 minutes, there's one way that it differs from similar films - and that is that it doesn't have as many surprise twists as the rest of them (and given the amount of films I've seen recently that have been twist-over-laden, this was a pleasant change).

However, it all seems to move just a little too quickly. The audience is barely given a chance to meet the characters before the movie progresses at breakneck speed, and is over before you realise what's going on.

This film just didn't hit the sides on the way through for me. Some great acting, some brilliant-looking locations, but overall, a disappointing result.

pearly gives this movie 4 out of 10.
Review created on Thu 18 Jul 2002

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Number of reviews: 1
Number of ratings: 2
Average rating: 5.00
Lowest rating: 4 (by pearly)
Highest rating: 6 (by em_fiction)
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