Rent Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007)

3.4 of 5 from 234 ratings
1h 52min
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Synopsis:
Andy, a frustrated, drug-using New York accountant with a failing marriage to Gina, is in desperate need of some money. He persuades his timid younger brother, to rob their parents' jewellery store and solve all of their monetary problems. But the job goes horribly wrong, triggering a series of events that sends the brothers and their father hurtling towards a shattering climax...
Actors:
, , , , , , , Sarah Livingston, , , , , , , , , Patrick G. Burns, , ,
Directors:
Writers:
Kelly Masterson
Studio:
Entertainment In Video
Genres:
Drama, Thrillers
BBFC:
Release Date:
05/05/2008
Run Time:
112 minutes
Languages:
English Dolby Digital 2.0, English Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
BBFC:
Release Date:
26/05/2008
Run Time:
116 minutes
Languages:
English Dolby Digital 5.1, English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Audio Commentary By The Cast And Director
  • Documentary: How The Devil Was Made
  • Trailer

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Reviews (2) of Before the Devil Knows You're Dead

Depressing story but very well made - Before the Devil Knows You're Dead review by CP Customer

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04/04/2008

An extremely well acted and directed film, showcasing the talents of Lumet and the cast, particularly Phillip Seymour Hoffman and Ethan Hawke. The story is about 2 brothers who have got themselves into difficulties financially and are looking for an easy way out. Hawke plays the weak, easily led brother whilst Seymour Hoffman is the seemingly successful one with a high powered job and a fat salary. The idea is to rob a jewellery store; the twist being it belongs to their parents. Hawke can't go through with it alone and engages a seedy friend to help, and that's where the problems start. The story has a shocking and depressing ending, but it is worth watching for the excellent performances from the cast.

4 out of 5 members found this review helpful.

Claustrophobia - Before the Devil Knows You're Dead review by JJ

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05/09/2021

An excellent, talky little drama, reminiscent of the 1990s fad for losers getting in over their heads in crimes they can't control, allowing us to sit back and enjoy the dramatic desperation as things begin to fall apart. What a good actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was - it was a chilling portent of what would happen to him to see him comatose with the tourniquet around his arm in the dealer's apartment; the rest of the cast prove equal to his acting challenges in an ensemble display of rare power. I don't know why I didn't come across this when it came out but I'm glad of whatever it was that made me pick it out this time around.

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