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Dead Man Down Reviews



out of 100

Generally unfavorable reviews
Based on a weighted average of all critic review scores.

A sample of reviews from critics across the country.

  • 63

    out of 100

    ReelViewsJames Berardinelli

    The tone and pacing of Dead Man Down have a distinctly European flavor, which may explain why American viewers, used to having background and exposition pared down and cleanly delivered, may feel adrift at the outset.

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  • 60

    out of 100

    The Hollywood ReporterMichael Rechtshaffen

    More of a character-etched mood piece than a tautly calibrated caper, Dead Man Down benefits from potent visuals and a compelling international cast that also includes lead Colin Farrell, Terrence Howard and Isabelle Huppert.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    USA TodayClaudia Puig

    As a gritty thriller, Dead Man Down doesn't stand out among its bullet-riddled brethren.

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