• Shallow Grave (1995)

Shallow Grave

Release Date: 1995

DVD Release Date: December 8th, 1998

R |1 hr 32 min

Plot Summary

When accountant David (Christopher Eccleston), doctor Juliet (Kerry Fox) and journalist Alex (Ewan McGregor) are searching for a fourth roommate for their trendy flat, they settle on the aloof Hugo (Keith Allen). However, they soon find Hugo dead of a drug overdose, beside a large sum of cash. After some deliberation, the three others decide to keep the money and to dismember and bury Hugo's body. Soon, each roommate starts thinking about keeping all the money by scamming the others.

Cast: Kerry Fox, Christopher Eccleston, Ewan McGregor, Ken Stott, Keith Allen, Colin McCredie, Victoria Nairn, Gary Lewis

Director: Danny Boyle

Genres: Thriller

Production Co: PolyGram Filmed Entertainment

Keywords: Police officer, Doctor, Temptation, Cool, Gripping, Dark, Rivalry, 1990s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Ethan AlterTV Guide Magazine

    Danny Boyle's effective psychological thriller. show more

  • 75
    Jay CarrBoston 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]

  • 100
    Edward GuthmannSan Francisco Chronicle

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

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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Winner Alexander Korda Award for the Outstanding British Film of the Year
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1995)