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Already Dead (2007)

When Thomas Archer's happy & successful life is all but ruined following a horrific attack he is presented with a perfect opportunity to exact physical revenge upon the man who caused all ... See full summary »

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Thomas Archer
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The Man
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Pierce
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Sarah Archer
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Dr. Heller
Conery Hoffman ...
Van Driver
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Babysitter
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Unseen Attacker
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When Thomas Archer's happy & successful life is all but ruined following a horrific attack he is presented with a perfect opportunity to exact physical revenge upon the man who caused all his grief. However the immediate consequences of his actions and inactions are much more complicated than he imagined. Who will survive ? Written by Ethan, Scotland

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grief | death | murder | trauma | flashback | See All (51) »

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...But Never Too Late For Revenge

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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23 July 2008 (Japan)  »

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Already dead - La stanza della vendetta  »

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$2,500,000 (estimated)
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While tied to a chair in an abandoned warehouse, the murder suspect has a large nail driven through his hand. Later, however, this serious injury doesn't bother him when he uses a crowbar to pry open a heavy steel door, effectively fires several weapons, and works himself through many confined areas while trying to escape. See more »

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[first lines]
Thomas Archer: [cell phone rings] Archer...
Voice #1: The north-bound arriving. You get on it.
Thomas Archer: Is he alive?
Voice #1: Just get on the train.
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surprisingly advanced and suspenseful thriller with some interesting twists
29 June 2008 | by (John O' Groats. Scotland) – See all my reviews

I have to be in the mood for thrillers as I often find them a little predictable. Not so with 'Already Dead'. (Btw, the title seems to be a very poor choice, coming from a glib one-liner in the movie and has no relevance to the plot whatsoever nor even to what you might think the plot might be.)

When Archer's happy, affluent life as a ordinary man is destroyed in a moment of life's cruelty as a result of the murder of his young son, he and his wife are devastated by the tragedy. It is tearing him up inside and destroying his marriage. When without really thinking about the implications, he is given or led into a clandestine opportunity to get his own back, without recrimination upon himself, against the man who destroyed his life he embarks upon a course of actions that leads where he would never have expected. There are some surprises in store.

In the hands of a different Director, this movie could have been so much better IMO, but for all its many Directorial faults, the acting skills of the people playing the main characters and a plausible storyline carry the film and make it eminently watchable, indeed, extremely suspenseful at times. Ron Eldard (Archer) and Til Schweiger (the 'man') are outstandingly good in their roles, although Plummer is just being a ham.

There are times where the pace slows a little and I felt a little bored whilst waiting for something to happen where a better Director would have used suspenseful music or switched scene or added dialogue, also occasionally better lighting would have not been a bad idea - watching a black screen whilst two men are fighting but you can't see them is a bit frustrating. Nevertheless I was intensely interested to see what happened so I stuck with the movie despite the less skillful Direction.

I am being rather generous with my rating at 8 stars, but the film deserves some merit for a very interesting storyline, convincingly portrayed by skillful actors despite only passably competent Direction.

Worth watching to the end despite a few lulls in pace. Overall a good film, with a few twists and several incredibly tense scenes that should stop you switching it off. For all its faults, I enjoyed it.


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