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Universal acclaim- based on 35 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 32 out of 35
  2. Negative: 1 out of 35

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  1. Apr 30, 2011
    A slick, clever, well shot thriller. Almost everything about this film works, and works well. Danny Boyle, trés bien! The great sweeping shot that reveals just who was the quickest, is pure genius. Just great
  2. Jul 14, 2014
    Shallow Grave is a taut, intense thriller directed by Danny Boyle. The movie involves three roommates who
    have a dilemma. They decide to go one way but it isn't the right way. They put themselves in peril and
    the rest of the movie explores how they are going to remain safe, A+.
  3. Jul 14, 2014
    Shallow Grave is a very well shot and acted movie from British director Danny Boyle. The cast is great
    with Ewen Mcgregor from Trainspotting. The plot is very clever and the movie has a nice Hitchcockian
    feel to it. The story is unpredictable and it will become one of your favourite movies.
  4. Jun 26, 2014
    Shallow Grave is a brilliant thriller from Danny Boyle. The movie is very exciting and a work of genius ! The movie focuses on three roommates who face a dilemma when they accept a new roommate into their apartment and they are put in harm's way. Check this movie out, it is among Boyle's best work to date !
  5. Sep 7, 2014
    Shallow Grave is a masterpiece of suspense with an eerie atmosphere and first rate directing.
  6. Sep 22, 2014
    A thriller that you will recommend to everyone you know, a classic thriller from 1995.
  7. Aug 29, 2014
    Shallow Grave is a classic thriller by british filmmaker Danny Boyle. The movie has an ingenious plot
    and the visuals are original and exciting. Shallow Grave was the best thriller in 1995 and the movie is
    among my favourite movies, it is flawless.
  8. Sep 2, 2014
    Shallow Grave has wonderful acting, splendid visuals and a brilliant plot.
  9. Sep 10, 2014
    Shallow Grave is a phenomenal thriller with excellent twists and a great screenplay.
  10. Sep 7, 2014
    Shallow Grave is an intriguing thriller that will delight, surprise and impress you.
  11. Sep 12, 2014
    Shallow Grave is a Hitchcockian thriller with a great screenplay and non-stop thrills until the end.
  12. Sep 12, 2014
    Shallow Grave is a thriller that has high intensity and many twists that you can't foresee coming.
  13. Sep 18, 2014
    Shallow Grave is a movie that most people probably haven't heard of.

    If you're a fan of Danny Boyle you've seen it.

    This thriller has fabulous acting and a plot that is Hitchock-esque.

    If you love unpredictable, tense thrillers this movie will astound you.
  14. Sep 18, 2014
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Shallow Grave is a phenomenal thriller.

    The actors give fine performances and the movie has many surprises.

    The plot is very original and the movie will have you on the edge of your seat.

    The movie is dark because three friends turn against one another.

    After their new roommate takes his own life, he leaves an odd case of money behind.

    They all want the money for themselves but they know there is a risk involved.

    One of the smartest psychological thrillers you will ever see.
  15. Sep 18, 2014
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Shallow Grave revolves around

    three roommates who find a new roommate.

    He commits suicide and they are left with a moral dilemma.

    Turn in the briefcase full of money he left behind or spend it.

    They are unaware that others are on the deceased roommate's trail.

    The money belongs to cohorts of his and they're coming to get it.

    The movie is ultra thrilling and the acting is high caliber.

    The visuals are chilling and the directing techniques are flawless.

    Shallow Grave is a psychological masterpiece, a must see innovative thriller.

Generally favorable reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. Reviewed by: Adrienne Martini
    Boyle, MacDonald, and Hodge honed this wonderful coupling of music, visuals, and clever words, as well as a strange affection for toy babies, in their first film.
  2. This is a fairly accomplished first feature -perky, visually inventive, and unusually nast
  3. 50
    All of the materials are in place for a film that might have pleased Orwell. But somehow they never come together.