• Dead Man Down (2013)

Dead Man Down

Release Date: March 8th, 2013

DVD Release Date: July 9th, 2013

R |1 hr 58 min

Plot Summary

Rising gangland player Victor (Colin Farrell) infiltrates the criminal empire run by Alphonse (Terrence Howard), but his aim is not to accumulate prestige and power. Instead, Victor's mission is to make Alphonse pay for destroying his once-happy life. Victor's machinations have not gone unnoticed; Beatrice (Noomi Rapace), his neighbor, watches and waits. When she uncovers Victor's secret, she threatens to expose him unless he helps her carry out her own campaign of revenge.

Cast: Colin Farrell, Noomi Rapace, Terrence Howard, Dominic Cooper, Isabelle Huppert, Armand Assante, F. Murray Abraham, Luis Da Silva Jr.

Director: Niels Arden Oplev

Genres: Crime drama , Thriller

Production Co: Original Film, Frequency Films

Distributors: FilmDistrict

Keywords: Revenge, 2010s, Suspenseful, Office, Pursuit, Gripping

Ratings & Reviews

  • 55
    Mark JenkinsNPR

    J.H. Wyman's script is grim and fairly audacious, without anything so goofy as the silliest stuff in "Dragon Tattoo." The story involves some Grand Guignol violence, but its wildest notion is that a suicide-mission plot might somehow yield a happy ending. show more

  • 60
    Michael RechtshaffenThe Hollywood Reporter

    More of a character-etched mood piece than a tautly calibrated caper, Dead Man Down benefits from potent visuals and a compelling international cast that also includes lead Colin Farrell, Terrence Howard and Isabelle Huppert. show more

  • 75
    Rick GroenThe Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Lumpy title, lively movie. Dead Man Down proves to be a frisky gangster flick cum elaborate thriller cum off-beat romance. Yep, there’s a whole lot going on here, but this is one of those plot-heavy scripts that carries its weight with confidence – the intricate twists don’t cheat. show more

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