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Year
2000
Runtime
89 min.
Director
Jonathan Glazer
Genres
Crime, Drama, Romance
Rating *
7.3
Votes *
37,008
Checks
5,958
Favs
399
Dislikes
46
Favs/checks
6.7% (1:15)
Favs/dislikes
9:1
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  1. lachyas's avatar

    lachyas

    This definitely deserves a lot more attention. I'll refrain from calling it a masterpiece until I've given it a rewatch, but I can safely say that it's a fantastic British gangster flick that deserves to be mentioned in the same sentence as some of the all time greats. The performance from Ben Kingsley is a masterclass that will be studied and admired for decades to come, and alone makes the movie well worth watching, but the direction from Glazer is also exceptional, with a great sense of style and energy, as well as enough unique, often surreal, touches to differentiate the movie from its peers. Sexy Beast has all the qualities that you look for in a movie of this kind: it's darkly hilarious, fast-paced, violent, fun, and menacing; although, whatever the name will have you believe, it is decidedly and deliberately unsexy. A properly brilliant debut feature. 4 years 4 months ago
  2. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    Ben Kingsley offers up one of the nastiest villains in cinema history, but the rest of the cast is equally excellent in what could have been a very ordinary heist movie in other circumstances. Touches of poetry and great direction. Warning on the opaque accents though. 8 months 3 weeks ago
  3. sureup's avatar

    sureup

    @Avijeet He went there because of Jackie, but stayed there because of pride.

    Good movie!
    6 years ago
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  1. This movie ranks #26 in The New Cult Canon
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  2. This movie ranks #198 in The 21st Century's Most Acclaimed Films
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  3. This movie ranks #758 in TSPDT 1000 Noir Films
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  4. This movie ranks #777 in The Best 1,000 Movies Ever Made
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  5. This movie ranks #799 in The Guardian's 1000 Films to See Before You Die
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