Just returned from Redbox having picked up Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead.
A favorite of the critics, Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead features Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ethan Hawke, Marisa Tomei and Albert Finney in key roles.
Sidney Lumet is the director.
Released in January 2008, the movie didn’t do that well at the box office. The movie brought in $25.61 million worldwide.
Wiki describes the movies as a crime-drama-thriller.
We’ll update this post, post-watching.
This is a lovely movie with top-notch acting and a story that holds your attention throughout.
Financial troubles lead two brothers Andy (Philip Seymour Hoffman) and Hank Hanson (Ethan Hawke) to plot the burglary of a mom and pop jewelry store.
But the robbery goes awry and things spiral out of control for the brothers leading to a chilling denouement.
Some viewers may find the non-linear narration style of going back and forth in time disconcerting but it did not bother us.
Hey, we liked the beginning too. 😉 (Now we understand what gora meant when he wrote earlier It got everyone paying attention immediately with a clever/new way to use the opening scene).
You’d be a fool not to watch this movie.