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Sexy Beast ()

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featuring Ray Winstone, Ben Kingsley, Ian McShane, Amanda Redman, Cavan Kendall

Gary (Ray Winstone) is a former gangster who has made a modest amount of money from his criminal career. Happy to put his life of crime behind him, he has retired with his wife Deedee (Amanda Redman) to the sunny bliss of rural Spain, where he lives an idyllic life with his family and a few close friends. But Gary's contentment is ruptured by an unwelcome visitor from his past -- Don (Ben Kingsley), a former associate who has been hired to assemble a team of criminals to rob a heavily guarded bank. Don wants Gary in on the job, and is less than pleased by Gary's unwillingness to volunteer his services. What ensues is a battle of wills between the two men, with Don intimidating, prodding, and manipulating his onetime friend to get what he wants, forever changing the lives of those around him in the process. Rebecca Flint Marx, Rovi Hide synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 5.000

Villains To Die For.

by Sivvie on Nov 23, 2010

This film is a marvellous assault on all the senses, a tremendously exciting film of perfection. Gal Dove, (Ray Winstone) once a hardened criminal, is now retired and living in Spain with his wife Deedee (Amanda Redman) and their two friends, Aitch (Cavan Kendall) and Jackie (Julianne White), with a small native boy doing odd jobs. Almost immediately the viewer will discover that this film is not the norm, when a hugh boulder comes travelling down the hill towards the hacienda. But nothing worries Gal for he has the life he wants. Into this idyllic mix comes Don Logan (Ben Kingsley), a state-of-the-art villain who makes Freddie Krueger seem homey, He wants Gal to do a 'job' back in London. But Don is insane, talking to his image in the mirror, whipping himself up and if thwarted, striding around the room with violent intent shouting "No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no. No, no, no." What occurs next would give the game away. Suffice to say Gal arrives in London, now apparently having given in, and meets up with Teddy Bass (Ian McShane), Don's superior in this dangerous world. Ian McShane gives a menacing, smiling, cold-hearted performance as Bass, and from then on the suspense intensifies. The film is adeptly handled, with drumming music building to nail-biting scenes. It really is a tour de force - funny, frightening, eye-bugging and intensely interesting; one of those films that causes the mouth to drop open in wonder at how they did it. The direction by Jonathan Glazer is skilful and imaginative, and the actors cannot be surpassed. But in a way, this is Ben Kingsley's film. His character has been beautifully honed by the actor to create a solid centre for the movie.

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