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Review: Dead Man Down

Towards the middle of "Dead Man Down," Colin Farrell tells Noomi Rapace what's been going on — a plot thick with the Mafia, real-estate speculators, chrome-domed Albanian mobsters, Hungarian paramilitary operatives and a faked death. "Now," he says more
The Star-Ledger - NJ.com ( 3/8/2013 3:34:23 AM -08:00 )

It's all Swedish until shoot-'em ups
There's a distinctly European feel to Dead Man Down, a thriller directed by Danish filmmaker Niels Arden Oplev, starring Irish-born Colin Farrell and Swedish-Spanish ingenue Noomi Rapace, and set in a New York City that feels cut off from its natural native more
The Province ( 3/8/2013 2:10:51 AM -08:00 )

Review: Dead Man Down
Review: Dead Man DownWhat If I told you there was a movie starring Terrance Howard, Noomi Rapace, Colin Farrell, Dominic Isaac, and the old guy from Continuum? What if I told you the movie was directed by Niels Arden Oplev who directed the Swedish Girl with the Dragon Tattoo more
Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog) ( 3/8/2013 2:01:09 AM -08:00 )

Star Rapace's well-established integrity precisely what Farrell appreciates most
Colin Farrell is in a happy place but you would never know it by looking at him. Relaxing in a Beverly Hills hotel suite, Farrell's decked out in black and sporting a street-tough haircut replete with a knotted ponytail and shaved sides. The 36-year-old hasn't more
The Province ( 3/8/2013 1:24:58 AM -08:00 )

Dead Man Down
As Scandi directors go, Niels Arden Oplev couldn't be hotter. After putting his stamp on "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo," the Dane has what appears to be his pick of projects. So why follow it up with such revenge-fantasy dreck as "Dead Man Down," a more
Chicago Tribune ( 3/8/2013 12:36:51 AM -08:00 )

'Dead Man Down': No way up for gangland noir
It's a tossup, which of these perfectly crafted bits of patter in the unwitting gangland noir parody Dead Man Down takes the cake for over-the-top irrelevance. Do you want "Rabbits don't come in chartreuse"? Or do you want "Thank you for returning my more
Philadelphia Inquirer ( 3/8/2013 12:05:39 AM -08:00 )

'Dead' shows little sign of life
“Dead Man Down” Rated R. At AMC Loews Boston Common, Regal Fenway Stadium and suburban theaters. Grade: C. “Dead Man Down” boasts a dream cast toplined by Colin Farrell as a darkly dangerous gangster, Noomi Rapace as the woman who stalks more
Boston Herald ( 3/7/2013 9:07:53 PM -08:00 )

Dead Man Down: A thriller whose intricate twists actually pay off
Dead Man Down: A thriller whose intricate twists actually pay offLumpy title, lively movie. Dead Man Down proves to be a frisky gangster flick cum elaborate thriller cum off-beat romance. Yep, there's a whole lot going on here, but this is one of those plot-heavy scripts that carries its weight with confidence – the intricate more
Globe and Mail ( 3/7/2013 9:01:01 PM -08:00 )

Review: 'Dead Man Down' twists itself into knots
Colin Farrell and Noomi Rapace star as two damaged souls in "Dead Man Down," a moody twist of hyper-violent vengeance and heartache where death is hand-delivered, mercy is hard to come by and love is never easy. The slow-simmering potboiler is the more
Los Angeles Times ( 3/7/2013 5:18:27 PM -08:00 )

'Dead Man Down' has its loopy charms
“Dead Man Down” is Danish director Niels Arden Oplev's reward, I think, for making the original Swedish version of “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” in 2009. This is how it works if you're an offshore commercial filmmaker: One of your movies gets a toehold in more
Boston Globe ( 3/7/2013 3:45:11 PM -08:00 )

'Dead Man Down' not exactly uplifting
Dead Man Down is a thriller that doesn't thrill, though it does, sometimes make us laugh. Terrence Howard plays a villain, while Colin Farrell is meant to be tThis action thriller that doesn't thrill is well-acted but lacks substance.he hero. The film has a grainy, more
USA TODAY ( 3/7/2013 3:15:04 PM -08:00 )

Dead Man Down is dead on arrival: review
Dead Man Down is dead on arrival: reviewDead Man Down. 2 stars. Starring Colin Farrell, Noomi Rapace and Terrence Howard. Directed by Niels Arden Oplev. 117 minutes. Opens March 8 at major theatres. 14A. The cautionary adage about weaving tangled webs in the process of deception more
Toronto Star ( 3/7/2013 3:12:32 PM -08:00 )

'Dead Man Down,' Starring Colin Farrell and Noomi Rapace
One of the pleasures of movie watching is the suspension of disbelief. Yet while you can be fully absorbed in a movie, unless you're a child or certifiable, you never actually put aside your belief in the real world — you just happily agree to go along with the more
New York Times ( 3/7/2013 2:39:03 PM -08:00 )

'Dead Man Down' Is Lifeless, Ludicrous (REVIEW)
Suspending disbelief is a part of watching most any action film, where bullets fly like birds and mayhem explodes as easily as a shaken soda can. But even in such a contrived movie world, it's asking far too much for us to accept that Noomi Rapace would be more
Huffington Post ( 3/7/2013 2:35:36 PM -08:00 )

"Dead Man Down" review: As plastic as Isabelle Huppert's Tupperware
LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - "Thank you for returning my Tupperware." Somehow, that's not a line you ever thought you'd hear French actress Isabelle Huppert say. But she murmurs exactly that, in her husky, Gallic-accented voice, in "Dead Man Down." more
Chicago Tribune ( 3/7/2013 2:27:13 PM -08:00 )

Movie review: 'Dead Man Down' treats wild plot seriously
The thriller "Dead Man Down" features a ludicrous revenge plot that's presented with the straightest tone you can imagine, courtesy of Swedish director Neils Arden Oplev, who made the original European version of "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo." more
Salt Lake Tribune ( 3/7/2013 1:26:40 PM -08:00 )

'Dead Man Down'
Not screened for critics. Order Reprints. FILM DISTRICT Colin Farrell and Noomi Rapace get sweaty in a couple of different ways. More News. Read more Movie Reviews. Rated R | Time: 1:50. What's it about? A scarred woman blackmails and seduces a hit more
Kansas City Star ( 3/7/2013 11:54:48 AM -08:00 )

Dead Man Down: Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
Dead Man Down: Kiss Kiss Bang BangColin Farrell may possess a questionable taste in material, but he's generally aces when it comes to picking directors to work with. Just look at some of the names he's managed to rack up during the course of his decade-long stint in movie stardom: Steven more
Television Without Pity ( 3/8/2013 3:20:55 AM -08:00 )

Let's get ready to rumble... in an existential kind of way
LetFor a revenge thriller made under the imprint of wrestling franchise WWE, the movie Dead Man Down sure is... Nordic. Credit Niels Arden Oplev and Noomi Rapace, a Dane and a Swede, respectively, who last collaborated on the original The Girl with the more
Winnipeg Free Press ( 3/8/2013 1:27:09 AM -08:00 )

Watch: 'Dead Man Down''s Noomi Rapace on revenge and the pressure to be
After achieving international fame with her starring role in Niels Arden Oplev's "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," Noomi Rapace caught the eye of Hollywood and went on to score roles in a pair of major productions: Guy Ritchie's "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of more
HitFix ( 3/8/2013 12:42:22 AM -08:00 )