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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. Reviewed by: Andy Klein
    50
    Structurally, 44 Inch Chest resembles "Reservoir Dogs"; but, without the added amusement of Tarantino's skewing of narrative time, it feels very much more like a direct adaptation of a stage play (which apparently it's not). The filmmakers do goose things up by playing with reality in the second half, but it all leads to a payoff that, while perfectly legitimate, feels limp.
  5. It's an interesting spectacle, but not enough to carry a movie.
  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. Collapse

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