I'll Sleep When I'm Dead

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5.81 h 43 min2003R
Will Graham is a gangster who has left the life of crime and is living in the countryside. He comes out of hiding to investigate the death of his brother when he learns that he committed suicide. Charlotte Rampling is his old girlfriend who owns a restaurant. Boad is the villain responsible for the bad things that happened to Will's brother.
Directors
Mike Hodges
Starring
Clive OwenCharlotte RamplingJonathan Rhys Meyers
Genres
SuspenseArthouseDrama
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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JulieReviewed in the United States on May 2, 2018
1.0 out of 5 stars
An absolutel waste of time, money and space.
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My review isn't really going to add much, and it is difficult to discuss without spoilers - so please be warned. Except there's nothing here to spoil! The movie starts off with a promising story line, but degenerates into mindless drivel with no point and no end. The main guy has been missing for 3 years and comes back when his brother is found dead. At that point you may as well stop watching - nothing else happens. I the trailer it shows Clive Owen getting a shave and haircut with a newly pressed shirt and suit and impressive top coat - you think, ahh this is going to get interesting! No! We only see him once again in this get up and then....its over - done! I actually rewound a bit to see if I had missed something. When the 'bad' guy is confronted he starts whimpering, then makes a loud but very short statement about why he hated the dead brother, then whimpered some more. Too bad it was Malcolm McDowell and Clive Owen totally wasted here. Charlotte Rampling too has such a stupid, short, ridiculous part - maybe she needed a little pocket money and asked for a short, mindless role in a forgettable movie - because that's exactly what she got!
Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on December 7, 2017
1.0 out of 5 stars
Watch the trailer instead!!
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What a great start to a terrible ending. Should've been one of the best gangster revenge movies ever. "But".... for some reason, after building up the plot, character's and storyline they decided to end the movie. Just end it. Perhaps let the audience imagine they're own ending?? It wasnt an original storyline. It wasn't the best scenery. It was the cast that pulled me in and wanting have an ending to a story that I spent a non refundable 1 hour and 43 minutes of my life watching. Whether it was lack of funds, unwilliness to commit to an ending or plans for a part two it is clearly an unfinished movie. I would've gladly sat through another hour to have an ending to what should've been one of my favorite movies. Do not watch this movie. Watch the trailer instead. You'll get the story in two minutes and you wont miss anything BECAUSE THERE IS NO ENDING!!
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Todd M.Reviewed in the United States on November 25, 2017
3.0 out of 5 stars
There’s plenty of time for a nap watching this one.
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I liked it but I have no explanation as to why. It starts off with no back story and ends with no direction other than what your imagination can conjure. The essential story is about a dead brother and that’s pretty much it. There was no time spent on what lead to it and without spilling the details you’ll know what I mean when you watch it. there’s nothing compelling or novel here and not even much of a mystery or thriller. It’s just a short story with a lot of holes and saying it’s OK was a stretch.
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Bill T. ButtermanReviewed in the United States on May 26, 2018
1.0 out of 5 stars
curious? don't be you will be sorry it sucked
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awful movie. I wish I could get that hour and half back but.... There are some basic rules in storytelling. Like don't introduce characters who do not advance the story. Don't waste time on mundane activities that add nothing to the story (guys walking down the street, tidying the house, or similar crap that we all do without thinking. how does that help the story?) don't introduce problems you have no intent of resolving. If your story presents a conflict resolve it. Try not to make your hero into an ass. fallible yes but an ass NO. not unless you plan to present him as an anti-hero. Probably the worst thing about this movie is that it could have been good and yet failed on every opportunity. At the end I was just mad at the filmmaker for having wasted my time with his effort to make a cool movie that trendy people might talk about when they want to sound superior. Piss off mate.
marrpondReviewed in the United States on May 13, 2018
2.0 out of 5 stars
No buildup, no climax, no ending.
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Jamie Foreman should have gotten top billing in this one. He and charlotte Rampling (the few minutes she was in it) carried it the little anyone could. The screenplay must have been awful. NO character development at all. DEADPAN movie. I don't even think background music comes into it until 2/3 the way through it. What's with that?? Seems like someone began directing the movie then gave up and burned the script. Then someone just quickly patched it up. No buildup and no climax and no ending.
peter duffyReviewed in the United States on January 2, 2018
3.0 out of 5 stars
What kind of ending was that man he says get ...
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What kind of ending was that man he says get ready I'll be back in 3 hrs she's waiting on the steps with the goon holding a gun ?? Wtf
2 people found this helpful
2Bad4AllReviewed in the United States on December 17, 2017
2.0 out of 5 stars
Waste of time.
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I thought this might have been a good movie, but someone was determined it would not be. The more I watch the worst it got. Acting seemed forced, or was just bad actors. The plot was all over the place, and was never finished. The movie was very slow, and hard to watch. Giving this movie qne star is not being unfair, anything above 3 stars, should not be allowed.
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OzzieReviewed in the United States on December 27, 2017
3.0 out of 5 stars
Incomplete
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Incomplete. And not just the end. I get subtlety but this wasn't that; it was just incomplete. Shame as it had great potential with some of the talent. .
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