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Dead Man's Shoes
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Directed By
Shane Meadows

Written By:
Paddy Considine, Shane Meadows

Cast:
Toby Kebbell, Jo Hartley, Gary Stretch, Seamus O'Neill, Stuart Wolfenden


 
Dead Man's Shoes (2006)
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Movie Review by Jenny
February 13th, 2007

Paddy Considine: The Next Big Thing

Dead Man's Shoes is about a soldier, Richard (played by Paddy Considine) who returns home after being at war. He had left his mentally challenged brother with some friends(?) who turned out to be not so nice. When he learns about how they treated his brother, he takes revenge on all of them.

I'm a big fan of revenge movies, a la Kill Bill, and Park Chan-Wook's revenge trilogy, so I went in knowing that I would like it. My biggest complaint was that the actor's British accents are so thick, it's hard to follow the story at times. I wish the movie had English subtitles, especially in the beginning of the film.

When Richard isn't exacting his revenge, the bulk of the story is told through flashbacks. Flashbacks of Richard and his brother, and flashbacks of the torture his brother endured. The scenes with Richard and his brother are so touching, you can really see the love between the two of them. It's quite sweet.

I can't talk about this movie at all without saying that Paddy Considine really makes the movie. There are times where the movie gets boring and slow, but Paddy Considine pulls it through. He's an amazing actor, one of the best I've seen recently. His performance in this movie is not to be missed. It's a shame the movie itself isn't as good as his performance.

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Lisa
Feb 13, 2007 12:18 PM
 
I can't believe I haven't already seen this movie....that is something I'll have to remedy. As for subtitles I wont be needing them.
Jenny
Feb 13, 2007 12:57 PM
 
Good! I knew I sounded really really American with that comment. lol



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