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Sexy Beast


Ray Winstone, Ben Kingsley, Ian McShane, Amanda Redman View All


Jonathan Glazer (Director), Louis Mellis (Screenplay), David Scinto (Screenplay) View All

Release: Jan. 12th, 2001
Runtime: 1 hour, 29 minutes
Ex-safecracker Gal Dove 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, 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...
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I first heard about this movie back in June when I read about it in some British film magazine, I forget the name of the magazine. Anyways they listed it as the best movie of the year, and gave it ex...

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I in fact went into this film knowing nothing about it and realized half way through the film that Ben Kingsley was STILL trying to convince Winstone to take the job.
Another fascinating aspect of this story that comes shining through, primarily through Grazer's direction, is establishing the fear that Gal has about what he's being drawn into, but does his best to conceal his fear from DeeDee and Logan, but every moment in the film where he's alone, the fear comes out in the form of uncontrollable sweat and shakes that provide an additional layer of tension for the viewer.
It might Kingsley's best role to date as he steals scenes and saves the film from oblivion.