- Starring: Gary Stretch, Paddy Considine, Toby Kebbell
- Summary: A genre-defying film blending horror, supernatural elements, comedy, and social realism. Set in a Midlands village, it explores the underbelly of contemporary rural Britain in communities where crime is unchecked and drugs, intimidation, and power games are blandly accepted as the fabric of daily life. (Magnolia Pictures)… Expand
- Director: Shane Meadows
- Genre(s): Drama, Thriller, Crime
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Dec 24, 2013Brilliant film that unfortunately doesn't t do the transatlantic switch well due to it's loyalty to real England. It makes me chuckle that one reviewer said the characters were unrealistic, this is obviously written by an American whom through terrible movie portrayals of evil-villains and posh butlers believes every Brit to be on first name terms with the queen, dine on crumpets with rotten teeth and glug tea down with our pinkies raised. If you've been to England, real England you'll know how accurate these portrayals of small-town drug dealers are. This is a great film in my opinion and in England it's heralded as such.… Expand
NeilF.Nov 18, 2007I'm sorry but 52% is shocking. This is one of the finest, most realistic gritty depictions of modern Brittish culture.
RichR.Dec 18, 2007Are 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.… Expand
BenjiApr 24, 2007I'm disappointed in the state of these reviews, as with everywhere else. The film is without a doubt one of the most emotionally powerful films with this level of grim violence that I've ever seen. It forces you to think as it throws you from being right behind the protagonist (the truly brilliant Considine) to being sympathetic to the criminals who tortured his brother. The critics over the pond in the US need to see past difficult accents and appreciate the intensity of what's being said and demanded of the viewer. Plenty of US made films are no more comprehensible due to regional accents, but they seem to believe American is "the standard".… Expand
DarrenG.Sep 5, 2006Excellent little film. Its about time it hit dvd.
DanBMay 11, 2006This is a great film with an excellent soundtrack, and is very British in terms of setting and style. Recommended.
Aug 18, 2010This picture is amateur hour at it's worst. From the shoddy editing to the campy screen writing (if it wasn't completely improvised, hard to tell when no real actors were actually hired), Dead man's shoes never aspires to be much more than a low budget B-movie at best. The user reviews that you will find in here are just a joke. Apparently the entire production crew signed up to pen down lavish acclaim which will have you rolling your eyes in disdain if you've actually manage to see the film. Be honest and rate a movie according to it's overall quality and in comparison with other movies no matter if it's a high or low budget film.… Expand
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