• Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007)

Before the Devil Knows You're Dead

Release Date: October 26th, 2007

DVD Release Date: April 15th, 2008

R |1 hr 56 min

Plot Summary

Andy (Philip Seymour Hoffman), a debt-ridden broker, needs some quick cash. He ropes his younger brother, Hank (Ethan Hawke), into a scheme to commit the perfect crime: to rob their parents' (Albert Finney, Rosemary Harris) jewelry store. The scheme goes horribly awry, and the family patriarch takes justice into his own hands, unaware that the criminals he is hunting are his own sons.

Cast: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ethan Hawke, Marisa Tomei, Albert Finney, Rosemary Harris, Brian F. O'Byrne, Amy Ryan, Michael Shannon

Director: Sidney Lumet

Genres: Thriller

Production Co: Unity Productions

Keywords: Police officer, Temptation, Father, New York City, 2000s, Hospital, Police station, Mother, Fall, Dark, Sacrifice, Brother, Death

Ratings & Reviews

  • 90
    Frank ScheckThe Hollywood Reporter

    Pungently atmospheric, brilliantly textured and featuring superb performances from every performer in parts big and small. show more

  • 100
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    A wicked deconstruction of a dysfunctional clan: brothers at each other's throats; a father whose legacy is anger and betrayal; an unfaithful wife; a history of deceit. It's a horror show of hatred and festering psychic wounds. show more

  • 80
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    This is not a drama of shadings, but of ever-increasing intensity. show more

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