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  • 100
    Edward Guthmann San Francisco Chronicle

    In his big-screen directing debut, British film maker Danny Boyle demonstrates wit, intelligence and economy of style. show more

  • 80
    Julie Salamon Wall Street Journal

    This clever thriller has the juiced-up, hyperactive feel of a rock video. [07 Mar 1995] show more

  • 88
    Ethan Alter TV Guide

    Danny Boyle's effective psychological thriller. show more

  • 75
    Jay Carr Boston Globe

    Black comedy and film noir are around one another smartly and wickedly in Danny Boyle's Shallow Grave, a tense, twisty Scottish-made thriller that's going to break out of Glasgow in a big way. [24 Feb 1995] show more

  • 75
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    Taken as a whole, Shallow Grave is a reasonably enjoyable (for those captivated by this sort of thing) black comedy/noir thriller that justifies at least a portion of the praise being heaped upon it from overseas. show more

  • 75
    Rick Groen The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Just sit back, plug in, and enjoy the shocks - so adroitly administered, so sweetly sensational. [24 Feb 1995] show more

  • 63
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    There's something in Shallow Grave that is admirable, beyond its obvious display of youthful talent. [24 Feb 1995] show more

  • 63
    San Francisco Examiner

    Smart and unsentimental as it is, Shallow Grave is more than a little forbidding. show more

  • 50
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    All of the materials are in place for a film that might have pleased Orwell. But somehow they never come together. show more

  • 100
    Caroline Westbrook Empire

    This, the debut feature from acclaimed TV director Danny Boyle, is the best British thriller for years, a chilling and claustrophobic heart-stopper centring on a moral dilemma destined to fuel many a dinner party conversation. show more

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