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Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007)

Before the Devil Knows You're Dead

Overview


Genre

Drama, Thriller

Release Date

October 26, 2007 (Limited)

MPAA Rating

R

Studio

ThinkFilm

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Cast and Crew


Director

Sidney Lumet

Producer

Michael Cerenzie, William S. Gilmore, Brian Linse, Paul Parmar

Screenwriter

Kelly Masterson

Starring

Story


Master filmmaker Sidney Lumet directs this absorbing suspense thriller about a family facing the worst enemy of all itself. Oscar-winner Philip Seymour Hoffman plays Andy, an overextended broker who lures his younger brother, Hank (Ethan Hawke) into a larcenous scheme: the pair will rob a suburban mom-and-pop jewelry store that appears to be the quintessential easy target. The problem is, the store owners are Andy and Hank's actual mom and pop and, when the seemingly perfect crime goes awry, the damage lands right at their doorstep. Oscar-winner Marisa Tomei plays Hoffman's trophy wife, who is having a clandestine affair with Hawke, and the stellar cast also includes Albert Finney as the family patriarch who pursues justice at all costs, completely unaware that the culprits he is hunting are his own sons. A classy, classic heist-gone-wrong drama in the tradition of "The Killing" and Lumet's own "The Anderson Tapes," "Before the Devil Knows You're Dead" is smart enough to know that we often have the most to fear from those who are near and dear.

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..an entertaining and thought provoking motion picture..”
by James Berardinelli [ReelViews]
“..Lumet fuses dark wit, suspense and tragedy into a time-shifting movie that vibrates with energy..”
by Peter Travers [Rolling Stone]
“..Lumet hasn't been this energetic and perceptive since The Verdict..”
by Chris Cabin [Filmcritic.com]