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Rated R for a scene of strong graphic sexuality, nudity, violence, drug use and language.

R In Theaters 10/26/2007 , 116min.
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Critic score based on 37 reviews

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March 27, 2010
The first 3 minutes are a bit raunchy but Marisa is one fine lady. Everything that can go wrong with a robbery does go wrong. Very good movie.
December 07, 2008
this movie was cool but in the begging it was sexxxxx..... hottt and sharp
May 22, 2008
I watched this movie earlier today, and i thought it was so so. If you can make it through seeing Hoffman naked the first couple of minutes then it turns out to be well still so so!
May 22, 2008
The basic storyline would have been better without all the raunch. The F word and raunch are the center of the movie whereas the unlikely attraction of the polar opposites and her mixed up family was really a good starting point for developing a interesting comparison of "love" and "attraction" of polar opposite that end up actually loving each other.
May 22, 2008
positively riveting.evolves like a Shakespearean tradgedy. Wonderfully acted.........actors and movie should be nominated to academy awards.........

Critic Reviews powered by Metacritic ™

A.O. Scott
The New York Times
Curiously exhilarating. Some of this comes from the simple thrill of witnessing something, or rather everything, done well. Full Review
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
In addition to being a study in great acting, this is a study in great directing. Full Review
Carina Chocano
Los Angeles Times
This is no nostalgia trip taken by an 83-year-old director. It's a fierce, hot slap of a movie, a shameless melodrama with bite. Full Review
Claudia Puig
USA Today
One bad idea can unravel and ruin lives in unimaginably horrific ways.That's the concept underlying the riveting Before the Devil Knows You're Dead, a sharply acted and highly entertaining morality play. Full Review
Dana Stevens
Offers the rare pleasure of watching a major director return to his own material and rework it 30 years later. This story of a pitiful jewel heist gone so profoundly wrong that it approaches the scope of Greek tragedy isn't quite a remake of "Dog Day Afternoon." Full Review

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