7.4/10
47,710
142 user 86 critic

Shallow Grave (1994)

Three friends discover their new flatmate dead but loaded with cash.

Director:

Writer:

Reviews
Popularity
3,072 ( 664)

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

ON DISC
14 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
...
Victoria Nairn ...
Woman Visitor
...
Male Visitor
Jean Marie Coffey ...
Goth
...
Andy
Leonard O'Malley ...
Tim
David Scoular ...
Cash Machine Victim
Grant Glendinning ...
Bath Victim
Victor Eadie ...
Freezer victim
Robert David MacDonald ...
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

10 February 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Petits meurtres entre amis  »

Box Office

Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£734,340 (UK) (20 January 1995)

Gross:

$2,881,508 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Shot in 30 days. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where the trio are driving across North Bridge at night, they have a lengthy conversation before the camera cuts back to the rear of the car, still crossing the bridge. They could have crossed the bridge twice at the speed they are driving. See more »

Quotes

Juliet Miller: Why do you want a room here?
David Stephens: Do you smoke?
See more »

Crazy Credits

The closing credits appear over images of the three main characters in happier times, ironically all laughing hysterically. See more »

Connections

Features Lose a Million (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Happy Heart
Written by James Last and Jackie Rae
Performed by Andy Williams
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Vibrant and suspenseful
9 July 2005 | by (Finland) – See all my reviews

A great modern thriller containing all the necessary ingredients of a decent suspense story: constantly growing tension, sly humor, and genuinely surprising plot twists. It's kind of like a 90s version of a Hitchcock flick (think "Rope"), and like somebody here wrote, once you start watching it you can't stop.

The plot is deliciously wicked. Just how far are you going to go for money? Will you kill for it? Are you willing to share it? Will you give up your best friends for it? How insane will a large amount of cash drive you? And in the end, and this is the most important question "Shallow Grave" rises, will it make you happy?

If there was any more violence in this movie it would turn disgusting, but Danny Boyle knows how to measure it just right. Though he doesn't quite reach the virtuosity of "Trainspotting" here, his trademarks are all present: the fast pace, the urban background beats, the enthralling camera angles and so forth.

The three leads are all great, but there's no question about who the movie belongs to: Ewan McGregor is energetic, powerful and photogenic in his portrayal of a young journalist. No wonder he became such a star.


44 of 53 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?