44 Inch Chest

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  • Summary: How far would you go to avenge betrayal? Colin Diamond is about to find out in this gritty, provocative thriller. After he breaks down over the dissolution of his marriage, he kidnaps his wife’s lover, and his rage pushes him to the brink of murder as his motley crew of buddies urges him toHow far would you go to avenge betrayal? Colin Diamond is about to find out in this gritty, provocative thriller. After he breaks down over the dissolution of his marriage, he kidnaps his wife’s lover, and his rage pushes him to the brink of murder as his motley crew of buddies urges him to exact brutal revenge. Ian McShane, John Hurt, Tom Wilkinson and Stephen Dillane unforgettably co-star in this compelling story that contemplates the nature of love and asks what it takes to be a man. (Image Entertainment) Expand
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 18
  2. Negative: 1 out of 18
  1. What enriches the recipe is that no one is quite as cagey as they seem. Colin is officially thuggish, but he's a blinkered romantic. Archie is a mama's boy, Meredith is gay, Mal is impotent, and Peanut wears dentures.
  2. 63
    The best reason to see 44 Inch Chest is simply to behold some of the finest actors working today, especially Winstone -- who can embody winsomeness and menace in one sweaty, unkempt glance -- and the woefully underemployed Dillane.
  3. 60
    A very strange, often terrible affair that is nevertheless mesmerizing, in a limited way.
  4. It's an interesting spectacle, but not enough to carry a movie.
  5. 50
    Think of 44 Inch Chest as a piece of chamber music and you can compensate for the thinness of its story and the lack of visual distinction.
  6. Reviewed by: Kim Newman
    40
    44 Inch Chest gets by on the quality of its performances.
  7. 25
    There's a difference between exposing misogyny and crassly exploiting it.

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  1. Nov 1, 2010
    4
    This has got to be one of the most boring, tedious films i have seen in a while. although some good dialogue and acting, mainly by john hurtThis has got to be one of the most boring, tedious films i have seen in a while. although some good dialogue and acting, mainly by john hurt and ian mcshane, make this film more bearable at times. Expand

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