Sexy Beast (2000)

R   |    |  Crime, Drama, Thriller


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Brutal gangster Don Logan recruits "retired" safecracker Gal for one last job, but it goes badly for both of them.


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20 July 2002 | gbheron
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| Kingsley is Dynamite
Ben Kingsley's portrayal of gangster Don Logan is destined to go down as one of the most memorable mobsters in filmdom; up there with the best from Robinson, Bogart, Cagney, Raft, deNiro, Pacino et al. Kingsley's all that good and more. And the other actors, in their portrayals of fellow gangsters and their lovers, are also excellent. The story is simple. Gal (Ray Winstone) is a retired English gangster living a life of leisure at his Spanish villa. Then one day his idyll is shattered by a visit from Don Logan, an old protégé, and man to be feared. Logan's intent is to lure Gal out of retirement for 'one last job'. Gal wants nothing to do with it, and the first half of the movie is a battle of wits between the two men. The second half of the film deals with the heist and its aftermath. The crime is downplayed in the movie which is primarily a psychological exploration of these gangsters; their personal demons, and the relationships amongst themselves. They are indeed scary people, no sympathetic characters here.

This is one of the best movies of 2000, and is highly recommended. I don't understand how IMDb reviewers can rate this movie so low. In my book it definitely rates an "A".

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Release Date:

13 July 2001

Language

English, Spanish


Country of Origin

UK, Spain

Filming Locations

Grosvenor Hotel, London, England, UK

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$170,356 17 June 2001

Gross USA:

$6,946,056

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,045,677

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