Metascore
52

Mixed or average reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 14
  2. Negative: 3 out of 14
  1. 83
    For all Dead Man's Shoes' well-paced, well-observed boondocks melodrama, its premise seems simultaneously slender and overheated.
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 31 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. RichR.
    Dec 18, 2007
    10
    Are you kidding? This is a great film, made even greater because Paddy Considine (one of the best actors in the English language, who stole Are you kidding? This is a great film, made even greater because Paddy Considine (one of the best actors in the English language, who stole the show in In America) is in it. Then, to top it off, Toby Kebbell, who is in Control, the Ian Curtis movie? This is a stone great film. Perfectly paced, perfectly acted and shot, perfectly written. Paddy should get more lead parts. Few actors can show as much emotion, menace, and vulnerability. Full Review »
  2. NeilF.
    Nov 18, 2007
    10
    I'm sorry but 52% is shocking. This is one of the finest, most realistic gritty depictions of modern Brittish culture.
  3. Rose
    Feb 15, 2007
    9
    I don't think I've ever seen reviews on Metacritic so heavily influenced by cultural diferences. I can't believe the score I don't think I've ever seen reviews on Metacritic so heavily influenced by cultural diferences. I can't believe the score this film got, although I think it may be largely because of the American audience. Dead Man's Shoes is uttely unusual, well made, superbly acted and brutally affecting. Just because it is unlike the usual predictable trite Hollywood turns out, it does not make it a 'bland English Death Wish'! Full Review »