Rent Dead in a Week: Or Your Money Back (2018)

3.2 of 5 from 153 ratings
1h 26min
Rent Dead in a Week: Or Your Money Back (aka Dead In A Week (Or Your Money Back)) Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental
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Synopsis:
After seven unsuccessful suicide attempts, William (Aneurin Barnard) outsources the task to Leslie (Tom Wilkinson), an ageing hit-man on the brink of retirement. But with the contract signed and death assured within a week (or his money back) William finally discovers a reason to live. However, as far as Leslie is concerned, the contract is binding...
Actors:
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Directors:
Tom Edmunds
Producers:
Nick Clark Windo, Daniel-Konrad Cooper
Writers:
Tom Edmunds
Aka:
Dead In A Week (Or Your Money Back)
Studio:
Dazzler
Genres:
British Films, Comedy, Thrillers
Countries:
UK
BBFC:
Release Date:
06/05/2019
Run Time:
86 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour

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Reviews (2) of Dead in a Week: Or Your Money Back

Tom has a good time. - Dead in a Week: Or Your Money Back review by NC

Spoiler Alert
29/06/2019

Have to give it 4 as there is just so much junk about, and is pleasant change to see some acting at last, and a simple film, with small budget, showing can still have a fun film.

Tom is understated, as always, but, like Geoffrey Rush, just cruises through with perfect timing.

Lavender Hill Mob meets Beautiful Joe.................

1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

Very old-fashioned Brit-flick based on an OLD overused idea - Dead in a Week: Or Your Money Back review by PV

Spoiler Alert
27/07/2019

I see from the credits that this is based on an 'original idea' by the director/writer and producer. Well, now. In no way, shape or form is the idea of someone who hires an assassin to kill him, then changes his mind and is in a fix, is 'original'. I have seen and heard half a dozen such stories - from Bulworth with Warren Beatty to various others. And as for failed attempted at suicide - well A MAN CALLED OVE does that as does the Jim Broadbent film whose name I cannot remember.

Anyway, this comedy is passable, if very predictable, though oddly feels too long despite an 80 minute run time, The final act flags badly - and the relationship story is weak and not very credible. Cartoon character comedy really.

The old assassin and his wife are massive stereotypes - no-one lives like that any more, not even 70 year olds!

But it's fun in parts, as a cartoony drama - so if you don;t expect too much, it passes the time.

And some class acting talent here. So 3 stars - just - as some decent music here.

It says Stephen Fry produced it too (THE SF? Who knows?)

Watch A MAN CALLED OVE, LEAVING LAS VEGAS or KIND HEARTS AND CORONETS for real class.

1 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

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