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Shallow Grave (1994)

R  |   |  Crime, Thriller  |  10 February 1995 (USA)
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Three friends discover their new flatmate dead but loaded with cash.

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The new flatmate of three preexisting roommates turns up mysteriously dead but in possession of a large sum of money. When the roommates decide to keep it for themselves, their action sets in motion a destructive chain of events that spiral out of control. Written by Anonymous

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What's a little murder among friends? See more »

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Rated R for scenes of strong grisly violence, and for some language and nudity | See all certifications »

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10 February 1995 (USA)  »

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Petits meurtres entre amis  »

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$2,500,000 (estimated)

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£734,340 (UK) (20 January 1995)

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$2,881,508 (USA)
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Ewan McGregor's mother, Carol McGregor, has a cameo in the film as one of the prospective flatmates. See more »

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Obvious dummy when the corpse of the first intruder is thrown down from the loft. See more »

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Alex Law: God, you two are sensitive! All I'm doing is implying some kind of ugly sordid sexual liaison. I'd be proud of that sort of thing.
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Cold blooded thriller has murderous money scheme go awry...
13 October 2006 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

SHALLOW GRAVE is a mean spirited, cold-blooded Scottish thriller, stylishly directed with three interesting performances from EWAN McGREGOR, KERRY FOX and CHRISTOPHER ECCLESTON, as roommates with a deadly secret--a fourth roommate who died in bed with a trunk full of money hidden underneath the bed.

Discovery of the money has the three of them wondering whether to simply report it to the police or share the spoils of a dead man. The temptation to keep the money is too much and they work out a scheme on how to get rid of the body. Telling any more would be giving away what turns into a very gripping tale of suspense with the crime ripping apart their loyalties and their friendship turning deadly. None of the three are likable characters with their shallow, iconoclastic values. It's no great surprise when they turn on each other.

It's full of irony and none of that irony is lost on the viewer who will never look at trusting relationships the same way again.

The performances are all top-notch with some excellent supporting work from the entire cast. It's the kind of film Alfred Hitchcock would have been proud to call his own with a twist at the end.

A dark tale, relieved by bits of humor (mainly from Ewan McGregor, who comes up with some clever lines). Well worth watching, it's disturbing in some of the more graphic scenes of violence, but well worth watching for the final payoff.


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