Dead Man Down Tuesday, 07 July 2020

Dead Man Down

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    MA15+: Strong violence.

  • The pitch:

    Revenge is pieced together.

  • Starring:

    Colin Farrell, Noomi Rapace, Terrence Howard, Dominic Cooper, Isabelle Huppert, Luis Da Silva Jr, Stu Bennett, Franky G, Declan Mulvey, John Cenatiempo, Roy James Wilson, Myles Humphus, Stephen Hill, F Murray Abraham

  • Directed by:

    Niels Arden Oplev

  • Running time:

    118 minutes

  • Rated:

    MA15+ (Australia), 15 (UK), R (USA)


    People are shot (handguns, assault rifles, submachine guns, shotguns), kidnapped, blindfolded, tied up, tackled, pushed, slapped, punched, strangled, threatened at gunpoint, thrown. A man is thrown through a window, hung by the neck. Sniper. Car accident/drunk driver (mentioned). Murdered wife/niece, daughter (mentioned). Smashed glass. Dangerous driving. A teenager throws a rock at a woman. A drunk man tries to kiss a woman who pushes him away. A door is kicked in. A vehicle drives through a house. Homemade bombs, explosions, fireball. Man on fire. Screaming. Mexican standoff. Blood/gore: Frozen corpse, hanging corpse, fresh corpses. Bloody faces, heads, clothing, objects, bullet wounds, cuts. Facial disfiguration, scars, bruising. Bandages, sling. Eyebrow-plucking.


    A man has sex with a prostitute (moaning, movements). Kissing. Reference to masturbation. Crude banter.Women in underwear. Female bottom. Cleavage.


    Cocaine is measured, bagged. Reference to marijuana (grass). Alcohol (beer, wine), intoxication. Smoking.


    F-words, s-words, d*ck. Name-calling, ridiculing, mocking. Religious references. Ethnic stereotyping.


    Revenge, murder, plots, blackmail, surveillance, obsession, betrayal, grief, secrets, dating.


    Cemetery setting (day, night). Deceased wife/niece, daughter mentioned, seen in flashback.  Deceased brother. Rats, rat attack, rabbit's foot (keyring). Russian and French dialogue (subtitled). High aerial camera angle toward streetview.


    Entertaining, good plot twists, great cast, brooding visuals. Story unravels slowly. Intriguing mix of American and European storytelling.


    Terrible script, dialogue. Ludicrous plot inconsistencies. Can be difficult to follow.

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