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An adaptation of Graham Greene's classic novel about a small-town hood who marries a waitress who witnessed him murdering a rival thug in order to keep her quiet. As his gang begins to doubt his abilities, the man becomes more desperate and violent. Written by Anonymous

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Love. Murder. Revenge.

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Rated R for violence, language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)

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£352,815 (UK) (4 February 2011)

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£708,616 (UK) (11 February 2011)
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Stars both Sam Riley (Pinky) and Sean Harris (Hale). In previous roles, both Riley and Harris have portrayed Joy Division lead singer, Ian Curtis. Sam Riley played Curtis in Control (2007) and Sean Harris did so in 24 Hour Party People (2002). This mirrors Dead Man's Shoes (2004) which starred Paddy Considine and Toby Kebbell, both of which played Joy Division's manager, Rob Gretton, in '24 Hour Party People' and 'Control' respectively. And it also unites again two stars of Control (2007), Riley and Craig Parkinson who played Tony Wilson. See more »

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Can You Handle The Truth?
25 November 2012 | by See all my reviews

This is a dark,intense 'film noir' type drama.

The backdrop to it is Brighton, England of the 1960's with rebelling youth(mods and rockers).The actual story is about a young murderous psychopath thug involved in a gang war. A gullible waitress unwittingly becomes a witness to murder and the thug needs to deal with it.

The movie is atmospheric and grim. No hint of much happiness nor any likable characters.Everyone in the movie is flawed in one way or another. Maybe that is why many people did not rate this movie highly.

There is a religious and moral agenda in this picture which if recognized may disturb some viewers.

I thought all the main actors gave edgy and compelling performances. The 2 leads namely Sam Riley and Andrea Riseborough are outstanding with on balance the latter stealing the show.

The very last scene in the film is brilliant and thought provoking.

7/10


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