1. Sexy Beast (2000)

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7.8 Fun and gritty
  • Acting 8
  • Directing 7.6
  • Story 7.8
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Starring: Ray Winstone, Ben Kingsley, Ian McShane

Director: Jonathan Glazer

Running Time: 89 mins


Sexy Beast is a British film revolving around the events of when a retired gangster living out in Spain is called back for a last shot at a high-profile bank robbery by a previous mob boss.

This is the first film that I’ve seen all year, and it wasn’t bad at all! I found it a very interesting story, and the actors were all very good, especially Ray Winstone and Ben Kingsley, who were very convincing.

I enjoyed especially how brutal Ben Kingsley’s character: Don Logan was, and I found it almost hilarious how many swear words he managed to squeeze into a few short lines of dialogue, and the twist at the end of the film involving Logan was both confusing and exciting.

Overall, I’m giving this a 7.8 because it was very entertaining, and it has classic potentials, however there was perhaps not enough action and a bit too much chat in this to be seen as a true gangster film.

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The Mad Movie Man, AKA Anthony Cullen, writes articles and reviews about movies and the world of cinema. Since January 1st, 2013, he has watched and reviewed a movie every day. This is the blog dedicated to the project: www.madmovieman.com