Before the Devil Knows You're Dead

Loyalty. It's all relative.


Before the Devil Knows You're Dead
This crime thriller examines the aftermath of a 'perfect' crime which goes horribly wrong. Two brothers in desperate need of cash, decide to rob their parent's jewelry store. However, a third accomplice brings a real gun instead of a fake one, and to their surprise, mom pulls out a piece too. The resulting bloodbath leaves two dead and three confused. As the brothers try to deal with the implications of what happened, they also have personal issues between them, as the one brother is sleeping with the other's wife.

119 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Language, Sex, Violence).
Crime, Drama, Thriller, On the art circuit

Showtimes

You really should have told us about your gun...
You really should have told us about your gun...

Credits

Cast
Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ethan Hawke, Albert Finney, Marisa Tomei, Rosemary Harris, Aleksa Palladino, Michael Shannon
Director
Sidney Lumet
ScreenplayKelley Masterson
MusicCarter Burwell
CinematographyRon Fortunato
EditingTom Swartwout
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
SoundtrackNot available
Made in2007
Produced byLinsefilm, Michael Cerenzie Productions, Unity Productions

IMDB page | FPB Report | ScreenIt Report
Trailer: Medium

Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreCrime, drama
LanguageStrong, frequent
NuditySexual and non-sexual
SexInfrequent, intense, graphic
ViolenceFrequent, bloody, intense
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsUse of profanities like Chrissakes or Gawd, etc. may be upsetting to Christian communities. Some scenes of strong sexual activity may be inappropriate.
These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.

ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
5
Violence
5
Blood / Gore / Gross
4
Guns / Weapons
5
Profanity
5
Alcohol / Drugs
5
Smoking
2
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
3
Frightening / Tense Scenes
4
Jump Scenes
1
Tense Family Scenes
4
Music (Scary/Tense)
0
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
4


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Die Burger
Jacques Liebenberg quote iconOnstellende maar uitstekende.
15
Cape Times
Carina Chocano quote iconMelodrama's bite traces the tangled paths of immorality.
15
The Citizen
Natalie Bosman quote iconIt makes you think about how far you might go if the situation was desperate enough.
12
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert quote iconThis is a movie, I promise you, that grabs you and won't let you think of anything else. I
20
ReelViews
James Berardinelli quote iconAfter more than 40 years working in this business, the director is still capable of crafting an entertaining and thought provoking motion picture.
15
Rolling Stone
Peter Travers quote icon No way you won't be knocked for a loop.
18
ScreenIt
quote iconA decent but not great family drama tinged with criminal and other sordid behavior.
11
Metacritic.com
5 critics
18
Rottentomatoes critics
121 critics
15
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconA triumphant return to form for Sidney Lumet.
17

What the People say

Internet
2953 Netizens quote iconMay you be in heaven half an hour…Before the Devil Knows You're Dead
16

Average .. 78%

16




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