Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Dead Man's Shoes
I've heard many people rave about this one, "best film evar!" and all that, well I picked it up in CEX and had a watch.
Paddy Considine is creepy as fuck as the film's resident mental, it has a reasonable but not overly original twist, the characters are pretty funny as long as you can deal with the Midlands accents and the "natural" dialogue.
The revenge thriller's been done before and will be done again, this is one of the better ones, low budget, simply yet well shot, pretty much a ronseal film.
The closest thing it brings to mind is Switchblade Romance, don't know why, probably the rural ness and the whole low budget film, 'Shoes is a far better films tho.
Dead Man's Shoes - 8/10