over 2 years
Psychoanalytical story that makes it stand out from other Cockney crime films of the era.
almost 5 years
Heavy-handed with a hammy performance from Ben Kingsley.
This movie is just great. Simple as that.
Stylish and compelling. Ben Kingsley is great.
Hooray for this movie! I love it!
over 6 years
The odour of menace in this film is palpable. Doesn't fall into the trap of being trite.
Sexy Beast is a 2000 British-Spanish crime drama film directed by Jonathan Glazer and starring Ray Winstone, Ben Kingsley, and Ian McShane. Produced by Jeremy Thomas, it was Glazer's debut feature film, who had previously been a music video director for videos such as Rabbit in Your Headlights for British electronica group UNKLE, and commercials for companies such as Guinness and Levi.
The film earned Kingsley an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor. In 2004 the magazine Total Film named Sexy Beast the 15th greatest British film of all time.
Ex-con and expert safe-cracker Gary "Gal" Dove (Ray Winstone) has served his time behind bars and blissfully retired to a Spanish villa with his beloved wife Deedee (Amanda Redman). He also has the company of longtime friend Aitch and his wife Jackie. Their idyll is shattered, however, by the arrival of an old criminal associate, Don Logan (Ben Kingsley), who is intent on enlisting Gal in a bank heist back in London.
Dove politely but firmly...