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I'll Sleep When I'm Dead Review

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 3.0
    56

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Mixed or average reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 70

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter

    The finish, too, is enigmatic, but in the hands of Hodges, with his masterful touch in conveying how deep run the rivers of regret, I'll Sleep When I'm Dead may take its place with "Get Carter" as a classic British gangster film.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal Joe Morgenstern

    Though there's less to the film than seduces the eye, the allure of those surfaces can be hypnotic.

  • 75

    out of 100

    ReelViews James Berardinelli

    In order to appreciate I'll Sleep When I'm Dead, you have to be willing to absorb unhurried film noir, and to accept that the film's version of "closure" is a little frustrating.

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  • 83

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    The film is held together by Clive Owen, who spends most of his time on screen hidden beneath matted hair and a scruffy beard but still has more aura than any actor around.

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  • 88

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    Mike Hodges' gritty new film noir I'll Sleep When I'm Dead begins in enigma and snakes its way into stark clarity.

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