(2000)

Critic Reviews

79

Metascore

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100
Salon.com
An extraordinary and original creation. It belongs alongside "Amores Perros" and "Memento" on a shortlist of 2001's most exciting revelations.
90
Village Voice
There are long stretches in Sexy Beast that are so exhilarating it feels churlish to dwell on its flaws.
90
He's (Kingsley) pure violence, a sociopath who radiates menace even while sitting perfectly still mouthing pleasantries.
88
Philadelphia Inquirer
Glazer has a daring sense of story structure that ratchets up the suspense, and his sense for sardonic black comedy is unerring.
88
New York Daily News
Noir has never been this bright.
88
Miami Herald
It is a riveting and memorable performance and Kingsley finds subtlety in Logan where there doesn't seem to be any.
70
The main event is the Mamet-esque battle of foul words between vintage hard-case Ray Winstone and the seething sociopath played by Ben Kingsley.
70
Variety
Often enjoyable, massively uneven Brit ganglander with an almost surreal approach to the genre.
63
Baltimore Sun
Kingsley gives the movie a jolt and blows the rest of it to pieces.
40
Chicago Reader
Drove violence to the point of redundancy.

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