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Ex-villain Dove (Ray Winstone) has served his time behind bars, and is blissfully retired to a Spanish villa paradise with a wife he adores. But the idyll is shattered by the arrival of his nemesis Don Logan (Ben Kingsley), who is intent on persuading Gal to return to London for one last big job. Desperate not to sacrifice his enchanted existence, Dove is drawn into a shocking and explosive battle of wills with Logan, risking everything to protect the woman he loves.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 129
- Fresh: 111
- Rotten: 18
- Average Rating: 7.2/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: The talented Glazer keeps things crisp, clean and purposeful. The only flab on this film is around the waist of its sybaritic hero, a working-class crook who has finally gotten a taste of the good life, and doesn't want to lose it.
Fresh: As the mobster Don Logan in Sexy Beast, Ben Kingsley is so intensely frightening that it's as if the actor were on a personal mission to deep-six Gandhi and his loincloth once and for all.
Fresh: Glazer directs from Louis Mellis and David Scinto's script like a man who knows the outer limits of a bad dream.
Fresh: Its mix of surrealism, coolly chic visuals, and juicy acting leapfrogs it ahead of most of the competition.
Kingsley exudes such intensity that you feel yourself transported into the midst of the gangster world. What a superb performance. Winstone is first rate, too.
Just when I thought I was out...
This is an excellent script and was brilliantly brought to screen by full, rich, and deep character portrayals. The story line twists and turns with rich suspense in fantastic patterns. Watch this movie, you'll see Kingsley put in one of his best ever performances. He is rage personified in a menacing bold sexy violent beast.
Worth multiple viewings!
The plot, dialog and acting are so intricate and layered you are instantly drawn in. A perfect movie, if it can be said such a thing exists.