Victor, a rising gangland player, has infiltrated the crime empire run by ruthless kingpin Alphonse, with the single purpose of making Alphonse pay for destroying his once happy life. As he meticulously orchestrates his vengeance from his high-rise home, Victor watches and is watched by Beatrice, a mysterious young woman who lives in the apartment across from his. On the surface a fragile woman-child, Beatrice seethes with a rage of her own. When she uncovers Victor's dark secrets, she threatens to expose him unless he helps her carry out her own campaign of retribution. Each fixated on avenging the past, they devise a violent and cathartic plan that could change their worlds forever. Beatrice is kidnapped by Alphonse towards the end, Its a race against time for Victor to save her.Written by
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When Victor sends the text 'Did You Get The Key' to Alphonse during the sniper attack, you can see his iPhone is in "iMessage" mode, represented by a blue 'Send' button, which is only iPhone-to-iPhone. However, Alphonse views the message on a generic Android handset, which is not compatible with the iMessage protocol. The iPhone should show a green 'Send' button in that case. See more »
[holding infant son]
It wasn't meant to be this way, you know? We make our plans, sure. But life... life is what happens to you along the way. You know, first I didn't want this. I didn't want to connect. I didn't want to get involved. But she kept on with me, you know. This is what life is. This is why we're here. To connect. To... to build. We're here to build something. And then we had Theo. And then I understood that... you know, she was right. We're not meant to be alone. You ...
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This film may be the English language debut of the Girl With a Dragon Tattoo (Noomi Rapace) and she is again presented as physically scarred--in an automobile accident this time. But she is a powerful actress and she gets to show it in an over-the-top plot that pits a lone avenger (Colin Farrell) against an army of domestic thugs and criminals and immigrant killers. The ending especially is beyond preposterous and the plot line is so thoroughly confusing that some viewers may well give up in the middle or duck out for another helping of popcorn. For those addicted to cathartic violence, however, "Dead Man Down" delivers about as much as any of the apocalyptic movies of the day. More than enough to bore those who prefer something believable. One hopes that some future director will allow Ms. Rapace to appear as a normal and pretty human being in a plot that employs her considerable talents more usefully.
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