(2000)

Critic Reviews

79

Metascore

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100
Entertainment Weekly
Carries so much impacted menace and visual narrative gamesmanship that it brought back some of the excitement I felt nearly a decade ago watching Quentin Tarantino's ''Reservoir Dogs.''
100
A vicious horror flick with an actual beast and someone who just acts like one.
90
Rolling Stone
Kingsley creates an unforgettable monster. Acting rarely gets this hypnotically explosive.
88
Chicago Sun-Times
These are hard men. They could have the "Sopranos" for dinner, throw up and have them again.
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
Chicago Tribune
A noir masterpiece with Oscar-caliber performances, Sexy Beast slowly turns up the heat until we squirm.
88
Miami Herald
It is a riveting and memorable performance and Kingsley finds subtlety in Logan where there doesn't seem to be any.
80
Wall Street Journal
Appeal lies on the bright, shiny surface of its ostensibly simple plot, and in its rat-a-tat-tat language, which often sounds like Mamet-visits-Spyne.
75
New York Post
A smart, funny, stylish and very violent British gangster movie.
75
Boston Globe
Slightly misshapen and unbalanced, with a few loose ends, a few extraneous dream sequences. But there's something going on all the time.

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