Before the Devil Knows You're Dead

Follow
Released 2007

USER EDITOR

No Editor

User Score: 0

8.0
out of 10
User Rating
1 votes
0

SHOW REVIEWS
By TV.com Users

Before the Devil Knows You're Dead

Movie Summary

Director:
Sidney Lumet
Released:
2007
Rating:
R
Before the Devil Knows You're Dead is a dark and disturbing 2007 family drama directed by Sidney Lumet. Executive Andy Hanson (Philip Seymour Hoffman) needs to cover the money he embezzled to buy drugs, so he plans the perfect crime. He convinces his younger and desperate brother, Hank (Ethan Hawke), to rob a jewelry store that they already know everything about. Their parents Charles (Albert Finney) and Nannette (Rosemary Harris) own the store. Andy reassures Hank that they have plenty of insurance that will cover the losses, so it will be a victimless crime. Hank's ex-wife, Martha (Amy Ryan), has threatened him with no visitation unless he pays the long-overdue child support. With the prospect of a big payoff and guilt over his affair with Andy's wife, Gina (Marisa Tomei), Hank finally agrees to the crime. Unknown to Andy, Hank adds a more experienced accomplice, Bobby (Br''an F. O'Byrne), who offers to handle the robbery on his own, but the change leads to unexpected consequences.moreless

Metacritic Score

  • 90

    Los Angeles Times Carina Chocano

    This is no nostalgia trip taken by an 83-year-old director. It's a fierce, hot slap of a movie, a shameless melodrama with bite.

  • 90

    Variety Lisa Nesselson

    The wrenching tale has something for anyone who likes their melodrama spiked with palpable tension and genuine suspense.

  • 80

    The New York Times A.O. Scott

    Curiously exhilarating. Some of this comes from the simple thrill of witnessing something, or rather everything, done well.

SUBMIT REVIEW

    Trailer

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

    FILTER BY TYPE

    More Info About This Movie

    Themes

    Crime, Heist