You Move You Die
Shot in real time, You Move You Die is an intense, potent mix of biting wit and tongue-in-cheek comedy. Prepare for an explosive film with a jarring dose of reality.
Top Customer Reviews
You Move, You Die is similar to Snatch and Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels with its criminal action and variety of interconnected plot lines. There is a lot of swearing in this film, but its there to reinforce a character or land a joke. The actors have Australian accents, but anyone who's watched a film with genuine British accents can understand everything said in this film.
Overall it was a good buy and I think there's a bright future out there for Ketzal Sterling.
Ketzal Sterling is the head of a small gang of well dressed thieves-think of the characters in a Quentin Tarentino film like Reservoir Dogs. He's starts out in the morning with a large diamond ring to give to his girlfriend. He's walking down to the shops to meet his mate when he gets robbed. He calls his main man, they find out who the thieves are and begin to track down the stolen ring. In the meantime, they meet up with some interesting kiwi characters.
As it turns out, the ring is a prop for a robbery. Ketzal and his gang recover the ring, go to his girlfriends job, which turns out to be a jewelry shop. We'd been operating under the impression throughout the film that Ketzal was going to propose-hence the desperation to retrieve the ring. Instead he asks his girlfriend to stick the ring in the shop safe. Once she has opened the safe, the crew robs the shop.
Ok. So NZ is a small country. Big budgets for films are rare. A lot of things (winning the first America's Cup for example) get done with kiwi ingenuity. I'm willing to cut this film a lot of slack for some good dialogue. But the plot had some major flaws in it.
First, if the ring was just a prop for a robbery, this gang wouldn't have gone through an entire film desperate to recover it. They could have used any piece of jewelry that looked reasonably real.
Second, except for the guns which have been smuggled in over the past five years by Asian gangs and rifles kept by farmers, NZ does not have guns. Yep. Even the cops don't carry guns on their person. Makes it tough to make a good NZ crime film in the vein of Reservoir Dogs or ...Read more ›
When I saw this on the shelf in the video store, it seemed like it would follow the template of the Guy Ritchie films. Seeing as Snatch and LS are two of my favorite movies, I gave this one a shot. I was NOT disappointed.
While the production quality is not the same as Richie's films, which is on purpose, it was just as entertaining. You can definitely see the influence.
What's most impressive is this movie was written by Sterling in 7 days and it was filmed in 7 days. Unbelievable.
I laughed almost non-stop.
"Oh what the bleep. Is every bleeper a bleeping fighter today?!"
Awesomeness! If you're going to do a Tarantino or Ritchie - *this* is how it's done. Blistering dialogue, ruthless cold-blooded muckers, hilarious disconnected set-ups that somehow always ties into itself. No explanations necessary, because you're not getting one anyway you bleep.
There were a couple of weak moments with lead actor, and surprisingly doing double-duty as director, Ketzal Sterling; but definitely forgivable when viewing the overall production.
Huge props to co-star Julian Harrison - guy is definitely a star in the making in my opinion. Although, to be fair, the fact that he's the spitting image of a young Vinnie Jones may hurt his career. Emphasis on 'may'.
Incredible adrenaline-fueled indie that was reportedly shot over 2 days - two! Amazing, truly amazing.
Seriously, this flick had me laughing nearly the entire time - especially the insane variations of 'knob'. X-D
Out-bleeping-standing Kiwi film that's definitely not for the milk-n-sugar humps of the world.
You follow two guys (who pair up with two other guys eventually) around as they beat and shoot people whilst discussing bacon hamburgers and sushi. The actors here are very good and sit through long takes of more than a minute at a time with only one error I saw in my first viewing. This looks like a real low budget flick, but has GREAT writing, photography and acting. This is in my personal top 100. I'll be reviewing this positively on my podcast, Kore Movies.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
when I saw the preview, it looked good, but after watching it it wasn't all that good, don't really get to many like that.Published 22 months ago by J. Macias
Easy to watch crime comedy,Love the characters, dialogs and the videolike style of the movie.
If you like weird humor this one is for you.
This movie is truly awesome. Its all about the dialog. If you like Guy Richie films, you will like this!Published on October 8, 2010 by Hank
This movie is terrible. Slow paced, boring and the characters and dialogue are basic. In reference to the other two reviews made, this is not a British film. Read morePublished on December 6, 2009 by H. Albea
Short and fun for free. I laughed so hard during the Dry Cleaner scene, it was well worth a watch just for that. Music was good to carry you along.Published on December 5, 2009 by C. Gregory
Generally, I will not watch a brit flick. Almost everyone of the movies I have seen has been terrible, if it was from the other side of the pond. This one surprised me. Read morePublished on December 4, 2009 by B. Dumire
Very bad acting in many parts, silly dialog. It trys to be witty like Pulp Fiction. But it is not. Avoid it and save some of your life.Published on August 27, 2009 by Film Critic