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Already Dead (2007)

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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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Gunman 1
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Unseen Attacker
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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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At one point "The Man" kills one of the masked men and takes his gun. Later he reloads the gun but he never took the mag from the dead body. See more »

Quotes

[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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A Superb Action Thriller!
8 January 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

It seems strange to me that we live in an age where scripts for mediocre thrillers such as "Firewall" can draw a big name like Harrison Ford whilst this little gem goes seemingly unnoticed. However, don't let the absence of any A-list Hollywood names stop you from checking out "Already Dead" because Ron Eldard and Til Schweiger are perfectly cast here. Never heard of them? Don't worry - you'll probably recognise them when you see their faces and, if there really is a God, they'll both soon headline much bigger movies.

What's fantastic about "Already Dead" is that it doesn't waste time getting into the story. The movie begins with events set in motion. Our first scene introduces us to Thomas Archer, a man evidently in some degree of emotional turmoil, as he walks through a train station with a large bag. What's in the bag? As he makes his journey towards his destination the audience is given brief flashbacks which bring you up to speed on what has already happened. As the present events unfold, the flashbacks continue until they intersect at a specific point and Thomas Archer is posed with a terrible decision.

I won't mention any more of the storyline because, for me, one of the highlights was the way in which it progressed. Another review on IMDb mentioned the lack of surprises which makes me wonder if we saw the same movie. I was continually wondering about the motivations of certain characters (in particular, Schweiger's character who is simply known as 'The Man') and the ending I predicted never occurred (yet still fully satisfied me). I also have to take issue with another reviewer's comments that the movie was 'slow in the middle'. I didn't find that all.

Despite "Already Dead" being a very polished production, it is deliberately filmed in a very raw way which mainly uses hand-held cameras to make you feel as though you're there with Archer during the movie. Good performances from the two leads as well as the supporting actors (Patrick Kilpatrick and Christopher Plummer) ensure that you're gripped throughout. It also manages to not outstay its welcome; there certainly weren't any moments when I found myself looking at my watch.

If you like smart thrillers with lots of action, I'd definitely recommend checking out "Already Dead". I'd also recommend not reading about the plot beforehand. Watch it without any knowledge of what will be happening and you'll find yourself pleasantly surprised.


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