• Sexy Beast (2001)

Sexy Beast

Release Date: June 13th, 2001

DVD Release Date: March 12th, 2002

R |1 hr 28 min

Plot Summary

Ex-villain Gal Dove (Ray Winstone) has served his time behind bars and is blissfully retired to a Spanish villa paradise with a wife he adores. The idyll is shattered by the arrival of his nemesis Don Logan (Ben Kingsley), intent on persuading Gal to return to London for one last big job. Desperate not to sacrifice his enchanted existence, Dove is drawn into a shocking battle of wills with Logan, and takes part in a sensational underwater heist, risking everything to protect the woman he loves.

Cast: Ray Winstone, Ben Kingsley, Ian McShane, Amanda Redman, Cavan Kendall, Julianne White, Álvaro Monje, James Fox

Director: Jonathan Glazer

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Jonathan Glazer Film, Recorded Pictures Company, Jeremy Thomas Production

Keywords: Murder , Rivalry , England , Wife , Intense , Suspenseful , Witty , London , 2000s , Pursuit

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Desmond RyanPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Glazer has a daring sense of story structure that ratchets up the suspense, and his sense for sardonic black comedy is unerring.

  • 80
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Appeal lies on the bright, shiny surface of its ostensibly simple plot, and in its rat-a-tat-tat language, which often sounds like Mamet-visits-Spyne.

  • 100
    Wesley MorrisSan Francisco Chronicle

    A vicious horror flick with an actual beast and someone who just acts like one. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com


Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2002)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Alexander Korda Award for the Outstanding British Film of the Year
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2001)
Nominated Actor in a Supporting Role