April 18, 2010

Sexy Beast

For some reason or another I never caught this movie until I watched it for this review. Maybe it was because it came in the wake of Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, which in turn spawned movies such as Layer Cake, Circus and Essex Boys? Nothing against Lock, Stock, I actually really dig that flick, I just didn’t want to see another lackluster wannabe. Of course that was my mistake being that Sexy Beast is nothing like the aforementioned movies. Sure, it has gangsters, a heist and larger than life characters but beneath all that it is a far more serious character study with relatively little action. Read more

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