Friday, November 22, 2013

Solid noir for today: Dead Man Down

Dead Man Down. Collin Farrel and Noomi Rapace 

   When the advertising for this movie was playing last year, I remember seeing the star,Farrel, running around shooting. So when I started the movie, its what I expected, however that is not what I got for most of the film.  One hundred and fifty minutes of a noir revenge thriller, that is with the exception of the last ten minutes.  I have to admit that the two main characters, Farrel and Noomi, enthralled me and I actually cared about what they were feeling.

   This movie had it’s moments that sent me back to a black and white era all the while increasing my heart rate. I thought the movie was evenly paced with a steady growth of characters considering there is only about two hours worth of film here.  

  I have to say I was disappointed with the ending. (Spoiler ahead)

  The cliché big shoot out was waiting at the end of this movie. I would have liked to see something more simple yet more satisfying. Over all, due to what movies are out there, I have to say this is a modern noir that will leave you content with the two hours you gave it.