Dead Man Down
Director: Niels Arden Oplev Cast: Colin Farrell, Noomi Rapace, Dominic Cooper Genre: Crime Drama Country of Origin USA 2013 Language: English Rating:***
'A New York based revenge thriller which makes great use of such a great city backdrop for some terrific bursts of action'.
Victor (Colin Farrell) is an enforcer for Alphonse (Terence Howard) the smartly attired, slick hair styled, sleezy, cruel mob boss who's receiving anonymous notes and cut pieces from a photograph. He's annoyed, in fact he's manic. It's really got him. Alphonse always needs to be in control.
'Dead Man Down' is a New York based revenge thriller and Danish director, Niels Arden Oplev's first foray into English language cinema which makes great use of such a great city backdrop for some terrific bursts of action.
Victor is attracted to Beatrice (Noomi Rapace) who lives in the flat opposite - Lisbeth Salander from 'The Girl with the Dragion Tattoo' and she's got her own vengeful agenda. The crazy couple begin their journey of revenge.
There's a European style and complexity to 'Dead Man Down' which some may consider out of place in a US New York based action thriller and it could be suggested that Colin Farrell is too 'well behaved'.
Not a great movie, but I liked it.