Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007)

Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007)

Director: Sidney Lumet

Cast: Philip Seymour Hoffman as Andy Hanson, Ethan Hawke as Hank Hanson, Albert Finney as Charles Hanson, Marisa Tomei as Gina Hanson, Aleksa Palladino as Chris Lasorda, Michael Shannon as Dex, Amy Ryan as Martha Hanson, Sarah Livingston as Danielle Hanson, Brian F. O'Byrne as Bobby Lasorda (as Brían F. O'Byrne), Rosemary Harris as Nanette Hanson, Blaine Horton as Justin, Arija Bareikis as Katherine, Leonardo Cimino as William, Lee Wilkof as Jake, Damon Gupton as Doctor

Sydney Lumet, although one of the oldest active directors, still got
game! A few years ago he shot "Find me guilty", a proof to everyone
that Vin Diesel can actually act, if he gets the opportunity and the
right director. If he had retired after this movie (a true masterpiece
in my eyes), no one could have blamed him. But he's still going strong,
his next movie already announced for 2009.

But let's stay with this movie right here. The cast list is incredible,
their performance top notch. The little nuances in their performances,
the "real" dialogue and/or situations that evolve throughout the movie
are just amazing. The (time) structure of the movie, that keeps your
toes the whole time, blending time-lines so seamlessly, that the
editing seems natural/flawless. The story is heightened by that,
although even in a "normal" time structure, it would've been at least a
good movie (Drama/Thriller). I can only highly recommend it, the rest
is up to you! :o)

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