MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 2,418 this week

Already Dead (2007)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Thriller  |  23 July 2008 (Japan)
5.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.7/10 from 1,754 users  
Reviews: 16 user | 7 critic

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 »

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (story) (as Robert Lynn) , 1 more credit »
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

ON DISC

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 251 titles
created 21 Jul 2012
 
a list of 612 titles
created 25 Mar 2013
 
a list of 682 titles
created 07 Jan 2014
 
a list of 33 titles
created 10 Jan 2014
 
a list of 8 titles
created 11 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Already Dead" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Already Dead (2007)

Already Dead (2007) on IMDb 5.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Already Dead.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Poundcake (2008)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

(Girl makes a frown)....a dude falls in love with his adopted sister....wierd stuff ensues.

Director: Rafael Monserrate
Stars: Kathleen Quinlan, Jay O. Sanders, Troy Hall
Body Armour (2007)
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

A burned-out bodyguard is hired to protect the man he hates the most: an international assassin who destroyed his career and ruined his life. Forced to put his personal feelings on hold, ... See full summary »

Director: Gerry Lively
Stars: Til Schweiger, Chazz Palminteri, Lluís Homar
Phantom Pain (2009)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Marc (Til Schweiger) is a passionate cyclist and urban slacker whose life changes in an instant when he loses his left leg in a hit-and-run accident.

Director: Matthias Emcke
Stars: Til Schweiger, Jana Pallaske, Stipe Erceg
Ignition (2002)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

A web of intrigue and conspiracy lies beneath the euphoria as the U.S. is about to put a man on the moon for the first time in over thirty years.

Director: Yves Simoneau
Stars: Bill Pullman, Lena Olin, Colm Feore
Wushu Warrior (2010)
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

China, 1862: Lord Lindsey rules the opium trade and enslaves the innocent. The only hope for the oppressed nation is a covert group of trained Wushu Warriors - The Red Lotus Society - who will fight to restore justice to its people.

Director: Alain Desrochers
Stars: Matt Frewer, Tod Fennell, Amber Goldfarb
Directors: Til Schweiger, Torsten Künstler, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Til Schweiger, Rick Kavanian, Julia Dietze
One Way II (2006)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

To cover up his infidelities and protect his upcoming marriage, a star advertiser helps free an accused rapist by giving a false alibi and suffers the brutal revenge of the victim.

Director: Reto Salimbeni
Stars: Gustav Adolph, Til Schweiger, Anthony Baffoe
Now or Never (2000)
Comedy | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Three elderly ladies, Carla, Lilli and Meta, who, after their hard earned holiday money is stolen by bank robbers, decide to steal from their local bank. Along the way their are romances, arguments and a few other unexpected surprises.

Director: Lars Büchel
Stars: Gudrun Okras, Elisabeth Scherer, Christel Peters
Adoption (1979)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Director: Marc Grunebaum
Stars: Geraldine Chaplin, Jacques Perrin, Patrick Norbert
Video Kings (2007)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  
Directors: Daniel Acht, Ali Eckert
Stars: Fabian Busch, Wotan Wilke Möhring, Monica Nancy Wick
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

Early morning on 12 January 1939. A convoy of prisoners arrives in a concentration camp. The tired prisoners are goaded by the guards as soon as they arrive. Morning roll-call in the camp: ... See full summary »

Director: Egon Monk
Stars: Achim Dünnwald, Harald Eggers, Eberhard Fechner
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.4/10 X  

An experimental time machine opens a window into the future and mutated monsters (the Morlocks) use it to come back to the present and go on a murderous rampage.

Director: Matt Codd
Stars: David Hewlett, Daniel Caltagirone, Christina Cole
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Thomas Archer
...
The Man
...
Geoff Pierson ...
Pierce
...
Sarah Archer
...
Dr. Heller
Conery Hoffman ...
Van Driver
Victoria Vande Vegte ...
Babysitter
Gregg Berger ...
Voice (voice) (as Greg Berger)
...
Voice 2 (voice)
...
Gunman 1
...
Gunman 2
...
Gunman 3
...
Unseen Attacker
...
Unseen Attacker
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

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

Taglines:

...But Never Too Late For Revenge

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

23 July 2008 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Already dead - La stanza della vendetta  »

Box Office

Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

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 »

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.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
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.


35 of 44 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Tha last scene with Til Schweiger and the tattooed man sridsdale
Awesome movie from beginning to end jadeelee88
what's the deal? Ronnie1996
Death Sentence.. TheXperience
Stupid film double_dee-1
DVD release Jan. 15, 2008 alexandertg5
Discuss Already Dead (2007) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?