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Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007)

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When two brothers organize the robbery of their parents' jewelry store the job goes horribly wrong, triggering a series of events that sends them, their father and one brother's wife hurtling towards a shattering climax.

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Needing extra cash, two brothers conspire to pull off the perfect, victimless crime. No guns, no violence, no problem. But when an accomplice ignores the rules and crosses the line, his actions trigger a series of events in which no one is left unscathed. Written by Carol Green

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for a scene of strong graphic sexuality, nudity, violence, drug use and language | See all certifications »

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26 September 2007 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Antes que el diablo sepa que has muerto  »

Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£118,510 (UK) (11 January 2008)

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$7,083,025 (USA) (7 March 2008)
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Sidney Lumet's final film. See more »

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When the fence shows Charles Andy's business card there is a cell phone number listed though Andy claims he does not own a cell phone and is only shown talking on land line phones throughout the film. See more »

Quotes

Andrew 'Andy' Hanson: [to Hank] What's the matter with you? You used to have the world by the balls. Now I don't think you got any.
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References Citizen Kane (1941) See more »

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This Too Shall Pass
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7 August 2008 | by See all my reviews

Sydney Lumet, although one of the oldest active directors, still got game! A few years ago he shot "Find me guilty", a proof to everyone that Vin Diesel can actually act, if he gets the opportunity and the right director. If he had retired after this movie (a true masterpiece in my eyes), no one could have blamed him. But he's still going strong, his next movie already announced for 2009.

But let's stay with this movie right here. The cast list is incredible, their performance top notch. The little nuances in their performances, the "real" dialogue and/or situations that evolve throughout the movie are just amazing. The (time) structure of the movie, that keeps your toes the whole time, blending time-lines so seamlessly, that the editing seems natural/flawless. The story is heightened by that, although even in a "normal" time structure, it would've been at least a good movie (Drama/Thriller). I can only highly recommend it, the rest is up to you! :o)


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