This movie was done an injustice by critics, I found the movie highly emotional, dynamic and intelligent. Instead, Victor's mission is to make Alphonse pay for destroying his once-happy life. Worse, a pretty neighbor, Beatrice , figures out who Victor is and asks him to kill the drunk driver who disfigured her face. Alphonse, now knowing the threats are coming from someone within his crew, becomes suspicious but reluctant to believe that Victor is the traitor due to him previously saving his life. Victor has also kidnapped the brother of kingpin Ilir Brozi , who was involved in helping Alphonse dispose of Victor's family. Parents need to know that Dead Man Down is a revenge-themed thriller from the director and star of the original Swedish.
If you want a film that keeps you entertained in all the right ways, give it a shot! Beatrice begins to contact Victor and show interest in him. The drama excites, the explosions scorch the skin but what makes Dead Man Down stand above so many others in the genre I'm talking to you, Welcome to the Punch is not the ramped up action but the stillness and the time and care he takes over his characters and the setting of the atmosphere. The dead man might be down but he definitely isn't out. But she kept on with me, you know. Yeah, he wanted revenge and all, blah blah blah. Victor works for a gangster called Alphonse Hoyt , and, though he seems loyal, he's actually doing it undercover to get revenge for the death of his wife and daughter.
This was the way I felt about the Euro-version of Girl with a Dragon Tattoo same director as this movie. Written by Goofs When Beatrice and Victor speed away from the home of the driver of her accident, she pulls the emergency brake on his truck. Great movie, would have gotten a 10 if not for the a few minor things. The movie's main character is a killer who's working for a gangster and looking for revenge. When she uncovers Victor's secret, she threatens to expose him unless he helps her carry out her own campaign of revenge. And then we had Theo. A woman is briefly held hostage during a shootout.
Victor's machinations have not gone unnoticed; Beatrice Noomi Rapace , his neighbor, watches and waits. This is an intelligent thriller packed with action that takes its time to unfold and finally wanders off into the sunset leaving the viewer invigorated and satisfied, but ready for another bout. As Darcy, another of Alphonse's mob and friend of the traitorous Victor, he comes across as a good ish guy who's unfortunate to be caught up in entirely the wrong job in the wrong place at the wrong time. It isn't just about unfolding the story, though he does so beautifully, it is more about filling out the characters carefully so that we understand what makes them tick. They both end up shooting each other dead. This was the way I felt about the Euro-version of Girl with a Dragon Tattoo same director as this movie.
Victor sets up a trap for the Albanians and Alphonse, but Beatrice reveals through a call that she didn't mail the memory card because she didn't want to see Victor die. Victor makes a video in which Ilir's brother claims that he is being held in the basement of Alphonse's warehouse, in an effort to frame Alphonse, which would lure the Albanians to the warehouse in retaliation, thereby having them all rounded up in one place. Though the main character experiences some redemption, he's still driven by vengeance, and there are no repercussions for the killings he commits in the name of revenge. Victor, a rising gangland player, has infiltrated the crime empire run by ruthless kingpin Alphonse, with the single purpose of making Alphonse pay for destroying his once happy life. Beatrice is kidnapped by Alphonse towards the end, Its a race against time for Victor to save her. When she uncovers Victor's dark secrets, she threatens to expose him unless he helps her carry out her own campaign of retribution. I didn't want to get involved.
There are close-range shootings and several gunfights, with dead bodies and some blood, and a character is briefly tortured tied up and covered with rats. There's no Nicolas Cage-type ranting, just a considered, quiet violence to his Alphonse. On the surface she is the cool cat but the confusion, the maelstrom of rage, bitterness and loss, swirls within her so that she is potentially dangerous to herself and Victor. Victor's machinations have not gone unnoticed; Beatrice Noomi Rapace , his neighbor, watches and waits. On the surface a fragile woman-child, Beatrice seethes with a rage of her own. We're not meant to be alone.
The main female character is a survivor but also a victim. Are they intended to be? As Ilir hears the video, he turns his gun on Alphonse who he believes has betrayed him. His objective is to make Alphonse pay for the murder of his wife and young daughter Accalia Quintana two years earlier. Cast: , , , , , , , Director: Genres: , Crime drama Production Co: Original Film, Frequency Films Distributors: FilmDistrict Keywords: , , , , ,. Victor later notifies Beatrice that he didn't kill the drunk driver so that they can spend more time together, knowing the psychological effect that the murder would have had on her. Beatrice escapes their watch while they are distracted by Victor's successful advance, and she begins to play the video on a computer. This review contains spoilers , click expand to view.
The pace is fantastic, It's not a full throttle action film. She captures emotion like no other. When she uncovers Victor's secret, she threatens to expose him unless he helps her carry out her own campaign of revenge. Full size trucks, a Dodge Ram in this case, have the emergency brake pedals to the far left of the driver, not levers like in small cars. Bottom line, This movie is a hell of a lot smarter than the critics are saying it is.
Victor Farrell , a professional killer and the right hand man to an underground crime lord in New York City Howard , is seduced and blackmailed by Beatrice Rapace , a crime victim seeking retribution. It wasn't terrible, but it never really broke out as fully entertaining. What is most striking in this film is that Colin Farrell didn't completely ruin it as is his usual impact films. He meets another victim having the same goals as him. Beatrice is kidnapped by Alphonse towards the end, Its a race against time for Victor to save her. Victor spares Darcy's life in the ensuing gunfight and makes his way to the top floor where Beatrice is held by Alphonse and Ilir.