Flixnerd’s DVD Pick of the Week is a crime drama that was criminally neglected upon its theatrical release in early 2012.
‘Dead Man Down’ is the English-language directorial debut of Niels Arden Oplev, who gained international attention with the original ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’ in 2009.
In ‘Dead Man Down,’ Colin Farrell and Noomi Rapace play Victor and Beatrice, two emotionally scarred people whose paths cross unexpectedly and draw both into the darker side of justice known as revenge.
Our DVD Pick of the Week, ‘Dead Man Down’ is a mature examination of the price that a person pays both as the victim of violent crime and as the deliverer of justice.
An “eye for an eye” isn’t simply the crowd-pleasing comeuppance for some caricature movie villain. ‘Dead Man Down’ realistically portrays the moral implications of taking justice into one’s own hands.
The film also boasts fine performances from both Colin Farrell and Noomi Rapace, in addition to an interesting twist on a story which could have easily rested on noir cliches and familiar tropes of the genre.
More Hitchcockian than the audience it was marketed towards might appreciate, ‘Dead Man Down’ is worth your time on DVD or iTunes and is Flixnerd’s DVD Pick of the Week. (Click Here for the full Flixnerd review.)
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Dead Man Down
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