almost 6 years
Quite good. Guessed the ending though. Sigh.
Ms. Tomei is gorgeous!
A very solid thriller about two dysfunctional brothers. Great directing and acting!!!
almost 7 years
vean a marisa tomei aquí recomendada!
Loses all its tension with the use of constant flashbacks. A dull and mediocre thriller.
Before the Devil Knows You're Dead is a 2007 crime drama directed by Sidney Lumet and written by Kelly Masterson. It stars Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ethan Hawke, Marisa Tomei, and Albert Finney. The title comes from the Irish saying: "May you be in heaven a full half-hour before the devil knows you're dead." The film is told in non-linear time, repeatedly going back and forth in time. Some scenes are shown from various points of view. It was Lumet's last feature film before he died in 2011.
The film received critical acclaim, and was selected as one of 2007's ten most influential American films by the American Film Institute at the 2007 AFI Awards.
Note: The story is explained here in its chronological order, rather than the way it unfolds in the film.
Andy Hanson (Hoffman) is a finance executive who, facing an upcoming audit, is in desperate need of money to cover funds he embezzled from his employer. His brother Hank (Hawke) needs money to pay child support and his daughter's private...