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Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007)

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Albert Finney Albert Finney
Charles
Amy Ryan Amy Ryan
Martha
Sarah Livingston Sarah Livingston
Danielle


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Kelly Masterson Kelly Masterson
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unoriginal ending

12 years, 12 months ago at May 11 11:09
Hoffman and Hawke play 2 brothers. Because they need money, they plan a robbery, that goes wrong... very wrong.

Hoffman and Hawke's performances are quite good, so is Marisa Tomei's and the other supportive actors'.
The script isn't that original, you can predict what will happen, and it's really too bad, because there were many possibilities, and unfortunately the scriptwrit... read more

Great performances, decent movie

10 years, 4 months ago at Dec 14 1:20
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Likes: The performances by Ethan Hawke, and Phillip Seymour Hoffman were awesome. Theys should have gotten a nomination for them. The story was very good. Michael Shannon had a really good part.

Dislikes: It got old fast. By this I mean it was just the samething over and over again. Now I know it was the style of the film, to show what a certain person was doing at a certain time. ... read more

A very good movie

10 years, 3 months ago at Jan 29 20:03
Sidney Lumet has recently passed away and this was his last directing effort. During his very long career, Lumet has directed a few classics (12 angry men, Dod day afternoon, Serpico,...) and a also few stinkers (The wiz, Gloria,...). So, this was Lumet's final feature and I must say, it was a great way to finish such an illustrious career and I guess this one will go in the category "underrated/u... read more
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Description: Sidney Lumet’s Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead is an exceptionally dark story about a crime gone wrong and the complicated reasons behind it. Philip Seymour Hoffman and Ethan Hawke are outstanding as brothers whose mutual love-hate relationship subtly colors their agreement to rob their own parents’ jewelry store, and more explicitly affects the anxious aftermath of their villainy when their mother (Rosemary Harris) ends up shot. Hoffman’s steely, emotionally locked-up Andy, despite pulling down six figures as a corporate executive, is supporting an expensive drug habit while trying to leave the country with his depre ... (more)
Release date: 26 September 2007
Tags: Crime (16), Drama (12), Heist (12), Thriller (11), Murder (9), 2007 (9), Infidelity (8), (8), Betrayal (7), Gun (7), Hospital (6), Dysfunctional Family (6), Suspense (5), Brother Brother Relationship (5), 2000s (5), Death Of Mother (5), Jewelry Store (4), Rock (3), Death (3)
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