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Engrossing and Powerful Tale Of Revenge,
This review is from: Dead Man Down (DVD)
DEAD MAN DOWN is a very engrossing and engaging tale of revenge. What starts out as a totally confusing and seemingly unrelated series of events ever so slowly comes together in a thoroughly riveting climax. Director Niels Arden Oplev's tale is methodically paced and ultimately mesmerizing as the story unfolds. Colin Farrell gives one of his best performances in a very underplayed characterization and Noomi Rapace is totally impulsive in her captivating performance opposite Farrell. Together they are amazingly convincing as the viewer never is given a chance to get a good read on these two actors who powerfully and so subtly reveal just bits and pieces of their broken and twisted lives that by happenstance place them on a singular road of salvation for their own humanity. To say too much would give the plot away, but by the end the entire experience gels in a visually cathartic conclusion. I highly recommend this film.
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Initial post: Mar 4, 2015 12:40:34 PM PST
I watched this last night and thought is was decent, but to me the masterful "Man on Fire" more closely resembles your review title: "Engrossing and Powerful Tale of Revenge"
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