Saturday, October 15, 2011

Movie Review-Before The Devil Knows You're Dead

Title-"Before The Devil Knows You're Dead"


Director-Sidney Lumet

Actors-Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ethan Hawke



"Before The Devil Knows You're Dead" is an extremely well-made crime drama with amazing acting, and a very interesting story. The movie is about two brothers named Andy (Philip Seymour Hoffman) and Hank (Ethan Hawke) who both desperately need money. Andy, who seems better-off financially, needs money to support his drug habit, while Hank needs money to pay child support to his daughter. Andy, the older brother, convinces Hank to join him in a scheme to rob their parents' jewelry store. The brothers plan the robbery perfectly, but things go disasterously wrong for everyone involved. This movie is very clever in how it uses a non-linear plot. It moves forward in time, and then goes back to show something you might have missed. It also shifts the different perspectives, so you can see events from another character's point of view, and how that changes the story. If you want to see a movie with a suspenseful, dramatic story, and incredible acting, I recommend watching "Before The Devil Knows You're Dead".

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